How to Hone Your French? 35 words that start with H

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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 H.
– New table format for the list.
– Definitions added.

In this post, you’ll find 25 Happy words that will enhance your French vocabulary.

And make your conversations even more interesting.

Are you ready to say “Hooray” for H ?

35 French Words That Start With H

So, here’s my list of 35 French words beginning with H, 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
hauthigh, tallAdjectiveElevated or tall4 letters
haïrto hateVerbTo detest4 letters
hallhall, lobbyNoun (Masculine)Entry area4 letters
hiverwinterNoun (Masculine)Cold season5 letters
heurehour, timeNoun (Feminine)60 minutes5 letters
hibouowlNoun (Masculine)Nocturnal bird5 letters
herbegrassNoun (Feminine)Ground cover plant5 letters
habitclothing, outfitNoun (Masculine)Garments5 letters
havrehaven, portNoun (Masculine)Safe place5 letters
hennirto neighVerbHorse’s sound6 letters
humeurmoodNoun (Feminine)Emotional state6 letters
hameauhamletNoun (Masculine)Small village6 letters
homardlobsterNoun (Masculine)Seafood6 letters
hacherto chop, to minceVerbTo cut into pieces6 letters
histoirehistory, storyNoun (Feminine)Past events or narrative7 letters
habiterto live, to resideVerbTo dwell7 letters
heureuxhappyAdjectiveJoyful7 letters
haleinebreathNoun (Feminine)Air from lungs7 letters
haricotbeanNoun (Masculine)Edible seed7 letters
hésiterto hesitateVerbTo be uncertain7 letters
hôpitalhospitalNoun (Masculine)Medical facility7 letters
honneurhonorNoun (Masculine)Respect or esteem7 letters
horlogeclockNoun (Feminine)Time-keeping device7 letters
hamsterhamsterNoun (Masculine)Small rodent7 letters
héritageheritage, inheritanceNoun (Masculine)Legacy or property8 letters
héroïqueheroicAdjectiveBrave8 letters
hexagonehexagonNoun (Masculine)6-sided polygon8 letters
hibernerto hibernateVerbTo sleep through winter8 letters
harmonieharmonyNoun (Feminine)Balanced arrangement8 letters
hébergerto accommodate, to lodgeVerbTo provide lodging8 letters
habiletéskillNoun (Feminine)Expertise8 letters
hémisphèrehemisphereNoun (Masculine)Half of a sphere10 letters
hiérarchiehierarchyNoun (Feminine)Ranking system10 letters
hirondelleswallow (bird)Noun (Feminine)Type of bird10 letters
hélicoptèrehelicopterNoun (Masculine)Aircraft11 letters

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French Words That Starts With H : Video With Pronunciation

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