French Vocabulary: Post and Telecommunications


Last Updated: August 23, 2021

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Imagine a world without iPhones, Blackberrys, email, calls or even snail mails. We might never survive. Because then how will we communicate?

In today's modern age, telecommunication is no longer an option but a need. Almost everyone has a cellphone unless you're still living under a rock.

So you'd better keep reading because today, you'll learn all about words and phrases about the subject. It will surely come handy at one point or another.

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french vocabulary post telecommunications
La postePost
Le service des postesPostal services, post office
Le bureau de postePost office
La postePost office
Le facteurPostman
La factricePost woman
Le sac postalPostbag
La carte postalePostcard
Le paquetPackage
Le colisParcel
Le timbre-postePostage stamp
Les tarifs postaux (m)Postal rates
La poste aérienne Air mail
Le télécopieur Fax machine
Le numéro de télécopieurFax number
Le coupon-réponse internationalInternational reply coupon
Le mandatPostal order
La boite aux lettresLetter-box
L’adresse (f)Address
Le code postalPost code
Le distributeur de timbresStamp machine
Le tarif normalFirst-class post
Le tarif réduit Second-class post
Le courrier ordinaireSurface mail
Le courrier recommandéCertified Mail
Le courrier aérien / par airAirmail
Le papier à lettresWriting paper
La lettre d’affairesBusiness letter
La lettre personnellePersonal letter
Le correspondant/la correspondanteCorrespondent
La signatureSignature
Le/la signataireSignatory
Contresigner To countersign
Sous ce pliHerewith
Comme suite àFollowing
En réponse àIn reply to
Le téléphoneTelephone
Le téléphone publicPublic telephone
Le téléphone mobile / portableMobile phone
Le visiophoneVideophone
Le téléphone à carteCard phone
Le tarif réduitCheap rate
La tarif maximalPeak rate
La télécarteTelephone card
La tonalitéDialing tone
Les renseignements (m)Directory enquiries
La tonalite occupéeEngaged tone
Le standardOperator service
Le/la standardisteOperator
La cabine téléphoniquePhone booth
L’annuaire (m) Telephone directory
Composer le numéroTo dial the number
Le combinéReceiver
DécrocherTo lift the receiver
RaccrocherTo replace the receiver
Passer un coup de fil To give someone a ring
Rappeler To call back
Rester en ligneTo hold the line
Passer quelqu’unTo put someone through
RelierTo connect
CouperTo disconnect
Le faux numéroWrong number
Le dérangementFault

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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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