Today, we are going to discuss an incredibly fun topic that practically everyone loves: LEGO.
Yes, you heard right!
Who doesn't love these tiny building bricks?
If you're learning French, there are some really important words you should know to help you chat with other LEGO enthusiasts. Read on and I'll teach you.
The term "LEGO" is the same in French as it is in English.
It's a brand name that doesn't translate between languages, so you would simply say "LEGO". When talking about LEGO in general (for example, the bricks or sets), you would use the masculine article le in French, as in Le LEGO.
LEGO is a Danish invention that has revolutionized the toy world since their creation in 1932.
These little bricks, called briques in French, enable us to build virtually anything we can envision.
Now, let's dive into some LEGO related vocabulary that would help you while discussing about these wonderful playthings in French.
Here is a table with some LEGO-related vocabulary.
I've included the French word, its English translation, and a phonetic pronunciation for you.
|La brique||The brick||La bree-k|
|Le bloc||The block||Le blok|
|Le jeu de construction||The building set||Le juh de con-struc-sion|
|La plaque||The plate||La plak|
|Le toit||The roof||Le twa|
|La fenêtre||The window||La fen-et-re|
|La porte||The door||La port|
|La roue||The wheel||La roo|
|Le modèle||The model||Le mo-del|
Now, let's look at some useful verbs and adjectives related to LEGO building.
When it comes to talking about LEGO building, some common verbs you might use include:
And here are some adjectives that might come in handy:
Now let's put it all together. Here are some sample sentences using the words we just learned: