#1 Easy Guide: Rooms In A House In French

Knowing the rooms in a house in French is useful knowledge to ensure your accommodation in France, especially Paris, have what you’re looking for. Trust us when we say the French really appreciate it if you try to learn French, even just the basics.

When looking to rent an apartment (l’appartement), a house (la maison), a fancy hotel (l’hôtel), or an Airbnb, knowing the French words for rooms of the house will be beneficial. These words will also help you to get around a new and unfamiliar place or home and allow you to speak with homeowners about their homes.

In this article, we’ll teach you the French house vocabulary pertaining to the French rooms of a home, along with the furniture and appliances that you would typically find in each room.

But first, we’ll go over some grammar rules to use when speaking about the home.

 

How To Speak About The Home In French

Rooms of a house in French

The French word for house or home is maison. When discussing home and describing who the house belongs to, the possessive pronoun must change to match the personal pronoun being used.

Also, you’ll find that the French won’t use maison when describing which home belongs to whom. They prefer to use chez which directly translates to at the house of.

Here is how you would use chez and adapt the possessive pronouns to talk about people’s homes:

Personal Pronoun (French)Chez + Possessive Pronoun (French)Translation (English)
Jechez moi(This is) my house.
Tuchez toi(This is) your house.
Ilchez lui(This is) his house.
Ellechez elle(This is) her house.
Nouschez nous,(This is) our house.
Vouschez vous(This is) your house.
Ilschez eux(This is) their (a group of men) house.
Elleschez elles(This is) their (a group of women) house.
Person’s name – Pierre/Annechez Pierre, chez Anne…(This is) Pierre’s house / (This is) Anne’s house

Other Ways To Talk About Your Home

If someone asks you where are you? (Où es-tu), you could respond with à la maison (at home) as opposed to à chez moi.

This is my house can be said c’est ma maison or c’est chez moi

 

Grammar Lesson! Masculine And Feminine Objects And Places

As you continue through this lesson, you’ll notice some nouns have le in front of them and others have la and a few will even have les. These words all mean the same thing – the. Each designates a noun to be either feminine or masculine like so:

le – the (masculine)

la – the (feminine)

les – the (for plural nouns so matter the gender)

To remember which designation to use will simply take time, practice, and lots of memorization! Let’s begin by learning the names of the rooms of the house in French.

 

Rooms In A House In French (Pièces De La Maison En Français)

Living room in French

This is a list of the most commonly found rooms in a house in French. After this, we’re going to take a deeper dive into a related vocabulary for rooms in a house in French such as appliances and furniture you can expect to find in each room.

FrenchPronunciationEnglish
l’atelier workshop
l’entrée foyer
la buanderie laundry room
la cave cellar
la chambre rooms
la chambre bedroom
la cuisine kitchen
la salle à manger dining room
la salle de séjour family room
le bureau office
le garage garage
le grenier attic
le salon living room
le sous-sol basement
les chambres rooms

How To Ask Questions Or Make Comments About Someone’s Home

You may want to give the owner of your home a compliment or simply inquire about where a particular room of the house is. Here are some ways to do both:

  • Your home is very beautiful! (Votre maison est très belle!)
  • How many floors is your home? (Combien d’étages compte votre maison?)
  • The kitchen is lovely. (La cuisine est ravissante)
  • I love what you’ve done with your living room (J’adore ce que tu as fait de ton salon)
  • Where is the bathroom? (Où sont les toilettes?)
  • Where can I find the bathroom? (Où se trouvent les toilettes)

 

French Vocabulary For The Kitchen

Kitchen in French

Here are the main appliances and necessities you may find in a French kitchen (la cuisine):

FrenchPronunciationEnglish
l’évier sink
la batterie de cusine pots and pans
la cafetière coffee maker
la cuisine kitchen
la cuisinière à gaz gas stove
la cuisinière électrique electric stove
la vaisselle dishes
le congélateur freezer
le four oven
le frigo refrigerator
le garde-manger pantry
le grille-pain toaster
le lave-vaisselle dishwasher
le micro-onde microwave
le mixeur mixer
le placard kitchen cabinets or cupboards
le comptoir countertop
les provisions food

French Vocabulary For The Kitchen

These are some questions or comments you may find yourself needing to say as a guest at someone’s home or when inquiring about renting or purchasing a house.

  • Is there an oven? (Y a-t-il un four?)
  • Is there a dishwasher? (Y a-t-il un lave-vaisselle?)
  • Can I help with the dishes? (Puis-je aider avec la vaisselle?)
  • How big is the kitchen sink? (Quelle est la taille de l’évier de la cuisine?)
  • Is the stove gas or electric? (La cuisinière est-elle au gaz ou électrique?)
  • Are the appliances new? (Les appareils sont-ils neufs?)
  • Your kitchen is so big (Votre cuisine est si grande)
  • What are the countertops made of? (De quoi sont faits les comptoirs?)

 

Furniture In A Living Room In French

Family room in French

Moving onto the living room or family room of a home (la salon), here is French vocabulary for some furniture and appliances you can expect to find.

FrenchPronunciationEnglish
l’étagère shelf
la causeuse loveseat
la console de jeux video gaming console
la stéréo stereo
la table -basse coffee table
la télécommande remote control
le bout de canapé end table
le divan couch
le fauteuil relax armchair
le fauteuil relax recliner
le lampe lamp
le lustre chandelier
le tableau painting
le téléviseur TV

 

Bedroom-Related Vocabulary In French

Bedroom in French

These are the typical pieces you’d find in a French house in the bedroom (la chambre):

FrenchPronunciationEnglish
l’édredon quilt
l’oreiller pillow
la chambre à coucher bedroom (very specific)
la coiffeuse dresser
la commode chest of drawers
la couverte blanket
la garde-robe wardrobe
la lampe de chevet bedside lamp
la penderie closet
la pièce room (any room)
la table de chevet nightstand
le dessus-de-lit bedspread
le drap normal flat sheet
le drap-housse fitted sheet
le lit bed
le matelas mattress
le tiroir drawer

Conversational Vocabulary For The Bedroom

  • What size is the bed? (Quelle est la taille du lit?)
  • Is there a closet or a wardrobe? (Y a-t-il un placard ou une armoire?)
  • What a large bedroom!( Quelle grande chambre!)
  • How many bedrooms are there? (Combien de chambres y at-il?)
  • Your bedroom gets lots of natural light (Votre chambre reçoit beaucoup de lumière naturelle)

 

French Vocabulary Related To The Bathroom

Bathroom in French

The bathroom (la salle de bain) is one of the most visited rooms of the house! It’s also a place that goes by many names, each with its own distinction. Let’s take a look:

  • la salle de bain – is a private complete bathroom
  • les toilettes – is another word for bathroom or washroom
  • WC – stands for wash closet and means a very small space with just a toilet, sink and mirror. Public washrooms are referred to as WC

Here are the words for all the items you may find in a washroom:

FrenchPronunciationEnglish
l’égout drain
la baignoire bathtub
la douche shower
le bidet bidet
le carrelage tiles
le lavabo sink
le miroir mirror
les toilettes toilet
un porte-avon soap tray
un porte-serviettes towel rack
un robinet faucet
un tapis de bain bath mat

Conversational Vocabulary For The Bathroom

Where is the bathroom? This can actually be answered in three different ways:

  • Où es le WC?
  • Où es les toilettes?
  • Où es la salle de bains?

Here are some other ways to have a conversation about bathrooms in French:

  • How many bathrooms does the house have? Combien de salles de bains la maison a-t-elle?
  • Is there a bathtub? (Y a-t-il une baignoire?)
  • Is there a double sink? (Y a-t-il un double lavabo?)
  • The toilet isn’t working (Les toilettes ne fonctionnent pas)
  • There’s no hot water in the shower (Il n’y a pas d’eau chaude dans la douche)

 

Dining Room Furniture In French

Dining room in French

These are the words to describe dining room (salle à manger) furniture in French:

FrenchPronunciationEnglish
l’assiette plate
la chaise chair
la cuiller spoon
la fourchette fork
la nappe de table tablecloth
la serviette napkin
la table table
la tasse cup
la vitrine dish cabinet
le couteau knife
le napperon placemat
le verre glass

 

Office/Study Vocabulary In French

Home office in French

If a home or apartment has a home office, this is how to say the furniture and appliance names in French:

FrenchPronunciationEnglish
chaise de bureau desk chair
l’ordinateur computer
la bibliothèque bookshelf
le bureau desk
le classeur filing cabinet
le telephone telephone

 

Laundry Room Vocabulary In French

Laundry room in French

If a home or apartment happens to have a laundry room Buanderie (this would be quite a luxury), this is how to say the appliance names in French:

FrenchPronunciationEnglish
la machine à laver washing machine
le cintre clothes hanger
le panier à linge clothes basket
le sèche-linge dryer

 

Other French House Vocabulary

These are the other features in a home you may like to know including how to describe levels.

FrenchPronunciationEnglish
les combles attic
le balcon balcony
le tapis carpet
le plafond ceiling
la nursery children’s room, nursery
le rideau curtain
la porte door
la sonnette doorbell
en bas downstairs
l’allée driveway
la cheminée fireplace
premier étage first floor
le sol floor
porte d’entrée front door
la salle de jeux game room
le jardin garden
le couloir hallway
eh haut upstairs
la bibliothèque library
la terrasse patio patio terrace
le toit roof
l’escalier stairs
le potager vegetable garden
le mur wall
la fenêtre window

 

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