French Lesson 3 (Plural and Languages)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 3rd lesson is about the plural in French and how to create it from the singular form. In addition, I will include a list of vocabulary about languages, nationalities, and countries. Finally, you will find some common everyday sentences. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at French Classes.


Knowing how to create the plural from the singular word can double the vocabulary you already know. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some grammatical rules. For example how to change the word "book" to "books" or "woman" to "women".

Below is a list of singular words and their plural equivalent. I included examples about nature as well as about humans. The table contains 3 columns (English, French, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Singular vs. Plural in French

English French Audio
CountryLe pays
CountriesLes pays
LakeLe lac
LakesLes lacs
LanguageLa langue
WomanLa femme
WomenLes femmes
MenLes hommes
BoyLe garçon
BoysLes garçons
GirlLa fille
GirlsLes filles

Now we will try to implement some of the words above into full French sentences. That way you will be able to see how both forms are used when embedded in a structure.

Singular vs. Plural in a Sentence

English French Audio
We speak two languagesNous parlons deux langues
They speak four languagesIls parlent quatre langues
I visited one countryJe connais un pays
She visited three countriesElle connaît trois pays
She has one sisterElle a une soeur
He has two sistersIl a deux soeurs


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Vocabulary List about Languages, Nationalities, and Countries

Below is a list of 50 words related to languages, nationalities, and countries. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to have a good conversation about how many languages you speak or where you came from.

Languages Nationalities and Countries List in French

English French Audio
Arabic (language)arabe
Moroccan (nationality)Marocain(e)
Morocco (country)Le Maroc
Brazilian (language)
Brazilian (nationality)Brésilien(ne)
Brazil (country)Le Brésil
Chinese (language)chinois
Chinese (nationality)Chinois(e)
China (country)La Chine
English (language)anglais
British (nationality)Britannique
Britain (country)La Grande-Bretagne
American (nationality)Américain(e)
America (country)Les États-Unis
French (language)français
French (nationality)Français(e)
France (country)La France
German (language)allemand
German (nationality)Allemand(e)
Germany (country)L'Allemagne
Greek (language)grec
Greek (nationality)Grec (Grecque)
Greece (country)La Grèce
Hindi (language)hindi
Indian (nationality)Indien(ne)
India (country)L'Inde
Irish (language)Irlandais
Irish (nationality)Irlandais(e)
Ireland (country)L'Irlande
Italian (language)italien
Italian (nationality)Italien(ne)
Italy (country)L'italie
Japanese (language)japonais
Japanese (nationality)Japonais(e)
Japan (country)Le Japon
Korean (language)Coréen
Korean (nationality)Coréen(ne)
Korea (country)La Corée
Persian (language)Perse
Iranian (nationality)Iranien(ne)
Iran (country)L'Iran
Portuguese (language)portugais
Portuguese (nationality)Portugais(e)
Portugal (country)Le Portugal
Russian (language)russe
Russian (nationality)Russe
Russia (country)La Russie
Spanish (language)espagnol
Spanish (nationality)Espagnol(e)
Spain (country)L'Espagne


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Daily Conversation in French

Finally, a list of sentences about languages, nationalities, and countries plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our French Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in French

English French Audio
I don't speak KoreanJe ne parle pas coréen
I love the Japanese languageJ'adore la langue japonaise
I speak ItalianJe parle italien
I want to learn SpanishJe voudrais apprendre l'espagnol
My mother tongue is GermanMa langue maternelle c'est l'allemand
Spanish is easy to learnApprendre l'espagnol est facile
He has a Moroccan rugIl a un tapis marocain
I have an American carJ'ai une voiture américaine
I love French cheeseJ'adore le fromage français
I'm ItalianJe suis italien(ne)
My father is GreekMon père est grec
My wife is KoreanMa femme est coréene
Have you ever been to India?Vous êtes allé(e) en Inde?
I came from SpainJe viens de l'Espagne
I live in AmericaJ'habite aux États-Unis
I want to go to GermanyJe voudrais aller en Allemagne
I was born in ItalyJe suis né(e) en Italie
Japan is a beautiful countryLe Japon est un beau pays
Long time no seeÇa fait longtemps
I missed youTu m'as manqué
What's new?Quoi de neuf?
Nothing newRien de nouveau
Make yourself at home!Faîtes comme chez vous!
Have a good tripBon voyage

Fun Facts

Language Quote that by simply knowing how to form the plural, you can double the number of nouns in your vocabulary, without having to memorize all the plural form.

Congratulations! You finished your third lesson in French about singular, plural, languages, nationalities, and countries. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend French Lesson 4. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn French homepage.

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