It’s not breaking news but the holiday season is already here! We celebrated Thanksgiving and soon we will be in the midst of all the year-end festivities. Below is a little glossary of French vocabulary pour célébrer la fin d'année en français !


Act of kindness

Un acte de bonté

Being thankful for

Être reconnaissant de

Candles

Des bougies

Candy cane

Des sucres d’orge

Carols

Des chants de Noël

Champagne

Du champagne

Chestnuts

Des marrons

Duck

Un canard

Eggnog

Du lait de poule

Feast

Un festin

Family reunion

Une réunion de famille

Frost

Du givre

Gingerbread

Du pain d’épice

Garland

Une guirlande

Goose

Une oie

Greeting card

Une carte de voeux

Gifts

Des cadeaux

Holidays

Fêtes

Holiday Tree

Un sapin

Jolly

Joyeux

Memory

Un souvenir

Mistletoe

Du gui

Mulled wine

Du vin chaud

New Year’s Eve

Le réveillon

New Year

La nouvelle année

Nutcracker

Casse-Noisette

Ornaments

Des décorations

Parades

Des parades

Party

Une fête

Ribbons

Des rubans

Snowflake

Un flocon de neige

Snowman

Un bonhomme de neige

Stuffing

De la farce

Tinsel

Une guirlande

To Celebrate

Célébrer

To cheers

Porter un toast

Toys

Des jouets

Tradition

Une tradition

Turkey

Une dinde

Wish list

Liste de souhaits

Wreath

Une couronne

Wrapping paper

Du papier cadeau

Which holidays are you celebrating? Will you celebrate it en français? At the French Library, nous vous souhaitons de très belles fêtes de fin d'année!




clemence

Clémence Bary-Boloré

Cultural Programs Manager / Office Manager

Clémence has a Master’s degree in Cultural Projects Management. She worked in Paris for several years for theater companies. She likes discovering new cultures, people and places, which is why she crossed the ocean to start a new experience in Boston. She is glad to be part of the French Library to promote French culture and language. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, kayaking and all forms of art!

See All Posts

Related Posts

Four Ways to Meet New People

Whenever I engage with members of the French Library, particularly during our "Alors Conversation Club," my first question is often about their reasons for joining…

Read More

C’est la rentrée

Back to School season is upon us. Summer is unfortunately over, but for students, soon enough, they will be sitting in a classroom gaining knowledge…

Read More

What Are Your Favorite French Words?

Words have always fascinated me. As I went on to learn new languages, it became even clearer, and I was more and more curious about…

Read More

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 29, 2023 2:00 PM To 3:00 PM

Seeking opportunities to speak French? Join us online for our popular members-only conversation gathering.

Read More
Friday, September 29, 2023 6:30 PM To 8:00 PM

The French Library is pleased to welcome Lebanese author, Joseph Kai for a discussion of his latest book: Restless (English translation of L’Intranquille). We will dive into Joseph’s own story based in Beirut, Lebanon.

Read More
Story Time

L'Heure du Conte

French story time!

Saturday, September 30, 2023 11:30 AM To 12:00 PM

We invite parents and children to gather in the children's room of our library for a magical story time in French!

Read More