french Definition

  • 1relating to France or its people or language
  • 2a person from France or of French descent
  • 3the Romance language of France, also an official language in many countries

Using french: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "french" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She is taking French classes at the Alliance Française.

  • Example

    French cuisine is known for its rich flavors and techniques.

  • Example

    He is a French citizen but has lived in the US for most of his life.

  • Example

    The French won the World Cup in 2018.

french Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for french

  • Gallic
  • Francophone
  • Parisian

Phrases with french

  • an intimate kiss in which the tongues are inserted into each other's mouth


    They shared a passionate French kiss before parting ways.

  • to leave without permission or notification, especially from work or military service


    He took a French leave from his job and went on a trip to Europe.

  • a hairstyle in which three sections of hair are braided together from the crown of the head to the nape of the neck


    She wore her hair in a French braid for the wedding.


Summary: french in Brief

The term 'French' [frentʃ] refers to anything related to France, its people, language, or culture. It can be used as an adjective or a noun, denoting a person from France or of French descent. Examples include 'She is taking French classes' and 'The French won the World Cup.' Phrases like 'French kiss' and 'French leave' add idiomatic flavor to the language. 'French braid' is a hairstyle that involves braiding hair from the crown to the nape of the neck.

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