Rooms in a House

In this vocabulary list, you'll learn words for parts of the house and various rooms.

Table 20-5




le balcon


la buanderie

laundry room

le bureau


la cave


la chambre


le couloir


la cuisine


un étage

floor, story

les escaliers (m)


le garage


le grenier


le jardin


la marche


la porte


le sous-sol


la salle à manger

dining room

la salle de séjour

living room

le salon

living room

le toit






en haut


en bas


Want an easy and fun way to practice the French words for rooms of the house? Why not play the Parker Brothers game Clue in French? Not too many people have conservatories or ballrooms in the house, or even a library or study, for that matter, but it's still good practice. Simply use the rooms from the vocabulary list in Table 20-5 and rename the rooms to whatever you like. Following is a list of translations for the weapons and some rooms, should you decide to play.

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