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French Vocabulary: Life and Death

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Difficulty: Beginner – Intermediate

The words in this list are all about the different stages of life and living, words and phrases about the different aspects of death, and all the other useful vocabulary in relation to this topic.

You can also get a copy of this vocabulary list in PDF format. 

life and death french vocabulary list

Les diverses étapes de la vieStages of Life
accouchergive birth
enceintepregnant
jeuneyoung
l’adolescence (f )adolescence
l’âge (m)age
l’âge adulte (m)adulthood
l’âge mûr (m)middle age
l’anniversaire (m)birthday
l’enfance (f )childhood
l’insémination artificielle (f )artificial insemination
la créationcreation
la fleur de l’âgeprime of life
la grossessepregnancy
la jeunesseyouth
la naissancebirth
la paternitépaternity
la pubertépuberty
la vielife
la vieillesse/le troisième âgeold age
le bas âgeinfancy
le bébébaby
le certificat de naissancebirth certificate
le/la mineur(e)minor
le/la nouveau-né(e)newborn
les gens/les personnespeople
majeur.legally responsible.
naîtrebe born
né(e)born
prématuré(e)premature
responsible majeur(elegally
vieux/vieilleold
vivrelive
la maternitématernity

 

La mortDeath
décédé(e)
deceased
enterrerbury
être en deuilmourn
hériterinherit
incinéré(e)cremated
l’au-delàafterlife
l’enterrement (m)burial
l’épitaphe (f )epitaph
l’héritage (m)inheritance
l’héritier/l’héritièreheir
l’incinération (f )cremation
l’inhumation (f )interment
l’obituaire (m)obituary
la pierre tombaletombstone
la réincarnation (f )reincarnation
la sépulturegrave
la tombetomb
la trépasséepass away
la veillewake
le testamentwill
le cadavrecadaver
le certificat de décèsdeath certificate
le cimetièrecemetery
le corbillardhearse
le corpsbody
le deuilmourning
le service des pompes funèbresfuneral home
les condoléances (fpl) condolences
les funérailles (fpl)funerals
les rites funéraires (mpl)last rites
mourirdie
police d’assurance vielife insurance policy

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