French Vocabulary: 45 Words to Express Your Daily Routine


Last Updated: December 14, 2023

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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.

French Daily Routine

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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 lèveI wake up
je prends ma doucheI take my shower
je me brosse les dentsI brush my teeth
je me lave le visageI wash my face
je prends le petit déjeunerI eat breakfast
je prends un caféI have coffee
j’attends le busI wait for the bus
je vais au travailI go to work
je prends le déjeunerI have lunch
je rentre chez moiI go home
je rencontre des amisI meet some friends
je vais a la salle de musculationI go to the gym
je prends le dînerI have dinner
je regarde la téléI watch TV
je lis un livreI read a book
je me coucheI go to bed

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About the author 

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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