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November 26, 2013


So... what exactly did you do today? Did you take a shower, get dressed, go to work, go to a party, meet friends, go home, and sleep? What's your daily routine like? In this article, we listed down French daily routine vocabulary to help you say all of those in French.

Covering the basic things we do all day everyday, this should help you familiarize yourself with the French words and phrases for different common activities.

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French Daily Routine Vocabulary

Daily routineLe quotidien
answer messagesrépondre aux messages
brush teethse brosser les dents
changese changer
chat bavarder
dance danser
discuss discuter
do homeworkfaire les devoirs
dream rêver
dress s’habiller
drive conduire
eat breakfast prendre le petit déjeuner
eat dinner dîner
eat lunchdéjeuner
fall asleep s’endormir
get up se lever
go homerentrer à la maison
go to an evening partyaller à une soirée
go to bedse coucher
go to schoolaller à l’école
go to the disco/nightclub aller en boîte
go to the gym aller au gymnase
go to workaller au travail
groom oneself faire sa toilette
have a coffee/sodaboire un café/soda
have a snack prendre un goûter
have fun s’amuser
hurry se dépêcher
listen to music écouter de la musique
make phone callstéléphoner/passer des coups de fil
meet friends rencontrer/retrouver des amis
prepare dinner préparer le dîner
read the paperlire le journal
rest se reposer
shave se raser
sleep dormir
study étudier
take a shower prendre une douche
take the bus/subwayprendre le bus/le métro
wake up se réveiller
walk the dogpromener/sortir le chien
walk (going on foot)marcher/aller à pied
walk/stretch one’s legs (taking a walk) faire une balade/faire une promenade
wash se laver
watch TV regarder la télé

Example Daily Routine

Let's take a look at this example of a daily routine!

je me lève
I wake up
je prends ma douche
I take my shower
je me lave les dents
I brush my teeth
je me lave le visage
I wash my face
je prends le petit déjeuner
I eat breakfast
je prends un café
I have coffee
j’attends le bus
I wait for the bus
je vais au travail
I go to work
je prends le déjeuner
I have lunch
je rentre chez moi
I go home
je rencontre des amis

I meet some friends

je vais a la salle de musculation
I go to the gym
je prends le dîner
I have dinner
je regarde la télé
I watch TV
je lis un livre
I read a book
je me couche
I go to bed

Looking for tips on how to speed up the process of memorizing new French vocabulary? This article gives you tips on how to memorize French words. 

Other similar vocabulary lists you could check out: 

129 Common French Adjectives

50 Common French Phrases Every Learner Should Know

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About the author 

Frederic Bibard

Frederic Bibard is the founder of Talk in French, a company that helps french learners to practice and improve their french. Macaron addict. Jacques Audiard fan. You can contact him on Instagram

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