French Insects / les Insectes


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Listen to the vocabulary using the Audio Player, Just click on the words. how to say the insects in French.

1. L'araignée / Spider
2. Le moustique/ Mosquito
3. La mouche / Fly
4. Le cafard / Cockroach
5. La fourmi / Ant
6. Le papillon/ Butterfly
7. La chenille / Caterpillar
8. La puce / Flea
9. La guêpe / Wasp
10. L'abeille / Bee
11. La coccinelle / ladybird
12. Le scorpion / Scorpion
13. Les termites / Termite
14. Le mille-pattes / millipede, centipede
15. L'insecte, les insectes, la bestiole / Insect,s, bug

 

 

Masculine and Feminine

Some words are masculine and others feminine, sometimes it is obvious, for example, un chat is the male name and la chatte is the female one, the same for le chien and la chienne but la souris just gets one gender, the word is feminine even if the mouse is a male.
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Plural

The rule is the same in English and in French, we add a S at the end of the word to get the plural form, however there are irregular forms.
Some words ending in -al ( but not all) have a plural in -aux: Un animal, des animaux (but un festival, des festivals)