G Is for ‘Génial’: my Ultimate Guide to 39 French Words that start With G

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Post updated October 18th, 2023 :
– Add number of letters for each word
– Add a printable pdf file of the word list.
– Addition 10 new words beginning with G.
– New table format for the list.
– Definitions added.

Today, we’ll delve into the world of French words starting with the letter G.

In this post, you’ll find 39 great words to enhance your French vocabulary and make your conversations even more engaging.

French Words That Start With G

So, here’s my list of 39 great French words beginning with G, 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 & GenderMeaningNumber of Letters
gantglovenoun (masculine)Hand covering4 letters
galopgallopnoun (masculine)Fast horse gait5 letters
grandbig, talladjectiveLarge in size5 letters
gîtelodging, holiday homenoun (masculine)Place to stay5 letters
glaceice creamnoun (feminine)Frozen dessert5 letters
globeglobenoun (masculine)Spherical representation of Earth5 letters
gommeeraser, gumnoun (feminine)Material for erasing5 letters
gaverto stuff, to overfeedverbTo feed excessively5 letters
galantgallantadjectiveCourteous and brave6 letters
garçonboynoun (masculine)Young male6 letters
garderto keep, to guardverbTo protect or maintain6 letters
guerrewarnoun (feminine)Armed conflict6 letters
goulotbottlenecknoun (masculine)Narrow part of a bottle6 letters
goûterto taste, to snackverb/noun (masculine)To try food; small meal6 letters
graineseednoun (feminine)Plant embryo6 letters
génialbrilliant, greatadjectiveExceptionally good6 letters
gâteaucakenoun (masculine)Baked dessert6 letters
guiderto guideverbTo lead or direct6 letters
gagnantwinneradjective/noun (masculine)A person who wins7 letters
galeriegallerynoun (feminine)Art exhibition space7 letters
grognongrumpyadjectiveIrritable or sulky7 letters
gourmetgourmetnoun (masculine)Connoisseur of fine food7 letters
grimperto climbverbTo ascend7 letters
gratterto scratchverbTo scrape skin or surface7 letters
grincerto creak, to grindverbSound of friction7 letters
guitareguitarnoun (feminine)Stringed musical instrument7 letters
glisserto slide, to slipverbTo move smoothly over a surface7 letters
gonflerto inflate, to swellverbTo fill with air or fluid7 letters
goudrontarnoun (masculine)Thick black liquid7 letters
grimacegrimace, facenoun (feminine)Distorted facial expression7 letters
grenadepomegranate, grenadenoun (feminine)Fruit or weapon7 letters
gouvernerto governverbTo rule or manage8 letters
gracieuxgracefuladjectiveElegantly smooth8 letters
généreuxgenerousadjectiveWilling to give8 letters
gratitudegratitudenoun (feminine)Thankfulness9 letters
grenouillefrognoun (feminine)Amphibious animal10 letters
géographiegeographynoun (feminine)Study of Earth’s surface10 letters
gastronomiegastronomynoun (feminine)Art of good eating11 letters
gigantesquegiganticadjectiveExtremely large11 letters

Read also: 30 French Words That Start With A

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

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