Rooms in a House

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

Table 20-5

Rooms

French

English

le balcon

balcony

la buanderie

laundry room

le bureau

study

la cave

cellar

la chambre

bedroom

le couloir

hall

la cuisine

kitchen

un étage

floor, story

les escaliers (m)

stairs

le garage

garage

le grenier

attic

le jardin

garden

la marche

step

la porte

door

le sous-sol

basement

la salle à manger

dining room

la salle de séjour

living room

le salon

living room

le toit

roof

dedans

inside

dehors

outside

en haut

upstairs

en bas

downstairs

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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