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French vocab: L’apparence et les conditions physiques (Physical appearance and conditions)

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Level : Beginner  Reading time: 2 minutes

How do you call the nose, the hair, eyes, and other body parts in French?

And what are some ways to describe it? Let’s review the basic list in this super easy vocabulary article!


la bouchemouth
les cheveuxhair
Les cils (m. pl.)eyelashes
le corpsbody
le couneck
la denttooth
la jouecheek
la lèvrelip
le neznose
l’oeil, les yeux (m.)eye, eyes
une oreilleear
la paupièreeyelid
la pommettecheekbone
le sourcileyebrow
la têtehead
le visageface
la poitrinechest
un estomacstomach
le brasarm
une épauleshoulder
le coudeelbow
le poignetwrist
la main hand
le doigtfinger
un onglefingernail
le poucethumb
le dosback
la jambe leg
le genouknee
la chevilleankle
le piedfoot
un orteiltoe

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Note: Cheveux (hair)  and yeux (eyes) are usually preceded by a definite article (le/la/ l’/les).

E.G : Il a les cheveux courts et la moustache épaisse. He has short hair and a thick mustache.

How to describe hair, eyes and nose:

Here are some special phrases to describe the hair, the eyes, and the nose.

J’ai… I have . . .

les cheveux (hair) courts (short)/longs (long)/raides (straight)/bouclés (curly)

les cheveux blonds (blond) /roux (red) /noirs (black) /châtains (brown) / bruns (brown)

les yeux (eyes) bleus (blue)/marrons (brown) /verts (green) /gris (grey) /noisette (hazel)

le nez aquilin/crochu/en trompette a(n) aquiline/hook/trumpet nose

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