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Post updated October 3rd, 2023 :
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– Addition of 10 new words beginning with N.
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– Definitions added.
Today, we are navigating through the French language to discover words that start with ‘N’.
The French language has a rich array of ‘N’ words that are not only beautiful but also quite useful.
Let’s get started !
French Words That start With N
Here is my curated list of 39 French words beginning with N, with their :
- English translation
- Family : french noun, french adjective, french preposition, french verb…
- Gender : feminine or masculine
- Number of letters (for fans of crosswords or Scrabble)
French Vocabulary Starting with ‘N’
|French Word||English Translation||Family & Gender||Meaning|
|Nager||to swim||Verb||The action of moving through water by bodily movement.|
|Naïf||naive||Adjective||Lacking experience or sophistication; innocent.|
|Nature||nature||Noun (Feminine)||The inherent or essential qualities of something.|
|Neige||snow||Noun (Feminine)||Frozen precipitation in the form of white flakes.|
|Nénuphar||water lily||Noun (Masculine)||An aquatic plant with large, flat leaves and showy flowers.|
|Néon||neon||Noun (Masculine)||A colorless, odorless inert gas used in lighting.|
|Neuf||new||Adjective||Not previously used or owned; brand-new.|
|Nid||nest||Noun (Masculine)||A structure built by birds to hold their eggs.|
|Niveau||level||Noun (Masculine)||A position on a scale of intensity, amount, or quality.|
|Nocturne||nocturnal||Adjective||Active or happening during the night.|
|Noël||Christmas||Noun (Masculine)||The annual Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus.|
|Noms||names||Noun (Masculine, Plural)||Words by which a person or thing is known or identified.|
|Nonchalant||nonchalant||Adjective||Calm and unconcerned, typically in a way that suggests disinterest.|
|Nord||north||Noun (Masculine)||The direction in which a compass needle normally points; opposite of south.|
|Nouveau||new||Adjective||Produced, introduced, or discovered recently.|
|Nuit||night||Noun (Feminine)||The period of darkness between sunset and sunrise.|
|Narcisse||narcissus||Noun (Masculine)||A spring-flowering plant with pale yellow blooms.|
|Nectarine||nectarine||Noun (Feminine)||A smooth-skinned variety of peach.|
|Négliger||to neglect||Verb||To fail to care for or attend to properly.|
|Néologisme||neologism||Noun (Masculine)||A newly coined word or expression.|
|Névrose||neurosis||Noun (Feminine)||A functional disorder involving anxiety or phobias.|
|Niobium||niobium||Noun (Masculine)||A chemical element used primarily in steel alloys.|
|Nostalgie||nostalgia||Noun (Feminine)||A sentimental longing for the past.|
|Notaire||notary||Noun (Masculine)||A person authorized to perform legal formalities.|
|Novembre||November||Noun (Masculine)||The eleventh month of the year.|
|Numéro||number||Noun (Masculine)||A numerical value used for identification or calculation.|
|Nymphéa||water lily||Noun (Masculine)||An aquatic flowering plant with flat leaves and showy flowers.|
|Nymphomane||nymphomaniac||Noun (Feminine)||A person with abnormally excessive sexual desire.|
|Nystagmus||nystagmus||Noun (Masculine)||An involuntary, rapid movement of the eyes.|
|Naviguer||to navigate||Verb||To plan and direct a route or course.|
|Nourrir||to feed||Verb||To give food to a person or animal.|
|Nain||dwarf||Noun (Masculine)||A short-statured person who is not otherwise deformed or physically impaired.|
|Narrateur||narrator||Noun (Masculine)||The person who tells the story in a work of literature or a film.|
|Nostalgique||nostalgic||Adjective||Having a sentimental yearning for the past.|
|Nacelle||gondola||Noun (Feminine)||A flat-bottomed boat used in canals and waterways.|
|Nécromancie||necromancy||Noun (Feminine)||The practice of communicating with the dead to predict the future.|
|Nutritif||nutritious||Adjective||Providing the nutrients needed for growth and health.|
|Nécropole||necropolis||Noun (Feminine)||A large, elaborate cemetery belonging to an ancient city.|
|Nomade||nomad||Noun (Masculine)||A person who moves from place to place without a permanent home.|
And there you have it !
Enjoy integrating them into your vocabulary.
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À bientôt for the next French language exploration!
— Christine from France
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