‘B’ The Expert: 45 French Words That Start With B To Enhance Your Lexicon!

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| By : Christine
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Post updated October 19th, 2023 :
– Add number of letters for each word
– Add a printable pdf file of the word list.
– Addition 10 new words beginning with B.
– New table format for the list.
– Definitions added.

In this post, we will explore 45 Brilliant French words that start with the letter B.

As with our previous post on French words starting with A or with I , this list will include each word’s English translation and type.

Whether you’re an avid Scrabble player, a crossword puzzle enthusiast, or simply a language lover, these words will surely come in handy.

French Words That Start With B

So, here’s my list of 45 Brilliant French words beginning with B, with their :

  • English translation
  • Family : french noun, french adjective, french preposition, french verb…
  • Gender : feminine or masculine
  • Meaning
  • Number of letters (for fans of crosswords or Scrabble)

French WordEnglish TranslationFamily & GenderMeaning Number of Letters
butgoalnoun (masculine)Objective or aim3 letters
bancbenchnoun (masculine)A long seat4 letters
bébébabynoun (masculine)Infant4 letters
bûchelognoun (feminine)Cut wood for burning5 letters
bijoujewelnoun (masculine)Precious stone or ornament5 letters
bisonbisonnoun (masculine)Large, shaggy mammal5 letters
bravebraveadjectiveCourageous5 letters
balaibroomnoun (masculine)Cleaning tool5 letters
bagueringnoun (feminine)Jewelry for the finger5 letters
barbebeardnoun (feminine)Facial hair5 letters
bassebassnoun (feminine)Low pitch in music/voice5 letters
bavardtalkative, chattyadjectiveVerbose or chatty6 letters
beautébeautynoun (feminine)Physical attractiveness6 letters
bateauboatnoun (masculine)Watercraft6 letters
ballonballoon, ballnoun (masculine)Inflatable or spherical object6 letters
balconbalconynoun (masculine)Elevated platform6 letters
badaudonlooker, gawkernoun (masculine)Spectator6 letters
berceaucradlenoun (masculine)Infant’s bed6 letters
bananebanananoun (feminine)Tropical fruit6 letters
bétaillivestock, cattlenoun (masculine)Farm animals6 letters
bureauoffice, desknoun (masculine)Work space6 letters
billetticketnoun (masculine)Admission slip6 letters
bonjourhello, good morninginterjectionGreeting7 letters
bonheurhappinessnoun (masculine)State of joy7 letters
biscuitbiscuit, cookienoun (masculine)Baked snack7 letters
brosserto brushverbClean with bristles7 letters
brillerto shineverbEmit light7 letters
branchétrendy, fashionableadjectiveStylish7 letters
bagarrefight, brawlnoun (feminine)Physical conflict7 letters
baleinewhalenoun (feminine)Large sea mammal7 letters
bricolerto tinkerverbDo small repairs8 letters
bouteillebottlenoun (feminine)Container for liquid8 letters
braceletbraceletnoun (masculine)Wrist jewelry8 letters
barrièrebarrier, fencenoun (feminine)Obstruction8 letters
banquierbankernoun (masculine)Financial professional8 letters
bâtimentbuildingnoun (masculine)Structure8 letters
bilinguebilingualadjectiveSpeaking two languages8 letters
bénévolevolunteernoun (masculine/feminine)Unpaid helper8 letters
byzantinByzantineadjectiveRelated to Byzantine Empire8 letters
blessureinjury, woundnoun (feminine)Physical harm8 letters
bienvenuewelcomeinterjectionGreeting for arrivals9 letters
brouillardfognoun (masculine)Low-lying cloud10 letters
biographiebiographynoun (feminine)Life story10 letters
bicyclettebicyclenoun (feminine)Two-wheeled vehicle10 letters
bibliothèquelibrarynoun (feminine)Place with books12 letters

Read also: X Marks the Spot: The Ultimate Guide to 41 French Words that start with X

French Words That Start With B : Pronunciation (Audio File)

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French Words That Start With B : Video (YouTube)

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French Words That Start With B : PDF To Download & Print

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