It seems I have abandoned my regular dictionary-checking posts in favour of seasonal specials. But the last two were quite popular so here is one more. This time it is, of course, Christmas vocab.
Christmas is celebrated slightly differently in France. Personally I am drawn to the tacky, sparkly Christmas decorations we use everywhere in the UK. It’s a bit more of a sophisticated affair in Paris.
Here are a few words you might need over the festive season.
Christmas – Noël
Christmas card – une carte de voeux
Christmas dinner – le repas de Noël
Christmas Eve – la veille de Noël
Christmas hymn – une cantique de Noël
Christmas song – une chanson de Noël
Christmas stocking – un soulier de Noël
Christmas tree – un arbre de Noël / un sapin
Gift / present – un cadeau
To give – offrir
Merry Christmas! – Joyeux Noël
Midnight Mass – la messe de minuit
Nativity scene – une crèche
Santa Claus – Père Noël
Yule log – une bûche
WISHING YOU ALL A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR