Top 100 English words French people use on a daily basis

French people know way more English words than they think! In fact, they use them on a daily basis. Sometimes the meaning differs from one language to another. English Speakers, you already speak a little bit of French ! We compiled for you a list of the top 100 most commonly-used English words in the French language.

Babyfoot = Foosball, table football

Bacon

Barbecue

Barman

Basket = basketball

Baskets = sneakers

Best of

Best seller

Bluff = to fake something

Boss

Boycott

Brushing

Bug = when the computer is not working (not an insect!)

Bungalow

Business

Camping = a campsite

Cash

CD

Challenge

Chewing-gum

Clown

Cocktail

Coming-out

Cool

Cosy

Crash

Dealer

Dressing = a dressing room

Email

Fair-play = honesty, loyalty

Fast-food

Feeling = “avoir un bon feeling” = not an emotion, but a good first impression

Ferry = Ferry boat

Flirt = seduction game

Foot = Football

Footing = “faire un footing” means to jog

Forcing = faire du forcing means to put on pressure

Free-Lance = an entrepreneur (which is a French word used in English, by the way!)

Gang

Gentleman

Golf

Hall

Hamburger

Has Been = Outdated

Hobby

Hippie

Iceberg

Interview – only for interviewing people (artists, professionnals) , not for job interviews

Job

Jogging = jog

Label

Leader

Leggings

Lifting = A face-lift

Look – your physical appearance (the clothes you’re wearing), the way you look

Magazine

Management

Marketing

Match – a (football / basketball / any other sport) game

Milk Shake

One-man show

Overdose

Parking = A parking lot

Piercing

Planning =  a schedule

Play back

Pressing

Pub

Puzzle

Remake

Rugby

Sandwich

Scoop

Sexy

Shooting – A photo shoot

Shopping

Short = Shorts

Show

Skateboard

Sketch

Smocking = A suit, a tuxedo

Smoothie

Snack

Snowboard

Software

Spam

Sprint – run super fast

Sponsor

Star – a “people”

Steak

Stop / Faire du stop

Stress

Surf

Talkie walkie

Test

Toast = can both be a piece of bread and when people raise their glasses to someone

T-shirt

Volley =  volleyball

Web – The Internet

Weekend = end of the week

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