Live Free Like a Parisian: 39 P-erfect French Words That Start with P

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Born in Cameroon and adopted at 1 year in France. I spent all my childhood in Alsace before studying in Paris. I like to defend my beautiful country with its strengths and weaknesses. Find me on Linkedin and CV.

Post updated October 25th, 2023 :
– Add number of letters for each word.
– Add a printable pdf file of the word list.
– Addition 10 new words beginning with P.
– New table format for the list.
– Definitions added.

Today, we’re going to explore the plethora of French words that start with the letter ‘P’.

This letter is quite prominent in the French language, leading to a multitude of words that are both practical and playful.

French Words That Start With P: list

So, here’s my list of 39 playful and practical French words beginning with P, 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 & Gender Meaning Number of Letters
PréMeadowNoun (Masculine)Open grassland3 letters
PorcPorkNoun (Masculine)Meat from a pig4 letters
PainBreadNoun (Masculine)Baked food made of flour4 letters
PontBridgeNoun (Masculine)Structure over a river4 letters
PrixPriceNoun (Masculine)Cost of an item4 letters
PluieRainNoun (Feminine)Water from the sky5 letters
ParisParisProper NounCapital of France5 letters
PetitSmallAdjectiveNot big5 letters
PorteDoorNoun (Feminine)Entryway to a building5 letters
PelleShovelNoun (Feminine)Tool for digging5 letters
PommeAppleNoun (Feminine)Fruit with red or green skin5 letters
PlageBeachNoun (Feminine)Sandy area by the sea5 letters
PoirePearNoun (Feminine)Sweet, juicy fruit5 letters
ParlerTo speakVerbCommunicate verbally6 letters
PouletChickenNoun (Masculine)Domestic fowl or its meat6 letters
PoivrePepperNoun (Masculine)Spicy seasoning6 letters
PartirTo leaveVerbTo go away6 letters
PasserTo passVerbMove by or through6 letters
PanierBasketNoun (Masculine)Container for carrying6 letters
PrénomFirst nameNoun (Masculine)Personal name6 letters
PropreCleanAdjectiveFree from dirt6 letters
PyjamaPajamasNoun (Masculine)Sleepwear6 letters
PoissonFishNoun (Masculine)Aquatic animal7 letters
PuisqueSinceConjunctionBecause, given that7 letters
PrudentCarefulAdjectiveCautious7 letters
ParfaitPerfectAdjectiveWithout flaws7 letters
PaysageLandscapeNoun (Masculine)Scenic view7 letters
PouvoirTo be able toVerbHave the ability to7 letters
PromenerTo walkVerbMove on foot8 letters
ProchainNextAdjectiveFollowing8 letters
PapillonButterflyNoun (Masculine)Winged insect8 letters
ParapluieUmbrellaNoun (Masculine)Rain protection8 letters
PeinturePaintNoun (Feminine)Colored liquid for art8 letters
ProtégerTo protectVerbGuard or shield8 letters
ParesseuxLazyAdjectiveUnwilling to work8 letters
PrécieuxPreciousAdjectiveOf great value8 letters
PâtisseriePastryNoun (Feminine)Baked dessert9 letters
PopulairePopularAdjectiveWell-liked9 letters
PrintempsSpringNoun (Masculine)Season after winter9 letters

Read also: Outstanding ‘O’: Diving Into 33 French Words That Start With O

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

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

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