French Colors and Their Pronunciation

Bonjour !

There are colours everywhere! Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate french language learner, naming colours in French can help you become more effective and descriptive at conversations. Needless to say, this is a great way to expand your vocabulary too!

In this episode, we’ll cover the French words of the common colours: red, blue, yellow, green, purple or violet, black, white, orange, pink & brown. We’ll include a few shades like dark red, dark blue, etc. And at the end of this episode, you’ll realize that learning to pronounce the colours in French isn’t that difficult at all.




Et toi ?

What’s your favorite color… in French?

Bonne journée,

Géraldine

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  • i maybe out of order here writing in English and if so please let me know. I would like to thank you so much for teaching us your beautiful language and doing it so well at that. I am also making a request to have you look at the video at 4:27 where you post the french writing ” Oh non! j’ai failli remporter ce bras de fer chinois mais j’ai ele distraite et j’ai perdu! Je suis verte!” which of course i had no idea what it meant but just as i thought you were going to post the english translation in writing under the french the video cuts from writing to a moving video where you say the translation but you don’t show it under the french text. I found that so confusing because i needed time to freeze the video and see what each word would mean in french. Is it possible to do that on next videos. Thank you in advance for your reply.

  • « Bras de fer chinois » ! Je n’avais jamais entendu parler de cette expression Géraldine. Peut-être tu peux nous expliquer l’origine de cette bataille de pouces ?

    • Bonjour Maurice,

      C’est un jeu pour les enfants (et les ados). Je ne pense pas qu’il ait une histoire bien définie. 🙂

    • Bonjour Nan, azur est un bleu un peu clair, avec des teintes vertes, en effet.
      C’est aussi un nom poétique pour parler du ciel. 🙂

  • En anglais, quelqu’un qui est de nouveau a quelquechose est “vert” – un nouveau arrivé imigrant est un “greenhorn”.

  • Bonsoir!
    Ma couleur préférée est le vieux rose et le gris. Mais ça sera deux couleurs préférées, n’est-ce pas? C’est correct, l’accord et position d’adjectIf? Ou non?

    • Bonjour Sue Anne,

      Il semblerait que ce soit “bleu turquoise” (ou “Bleu sarcelle” mais je ne connaissais pas ce mot)

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