> Playing football in French

Playing football in French - Vocabulary

In the webdoc, Paul meets up with some friends to play football. Here are a few words used to talk about football.

Un petit foot ?
This memo is part of the workshop
Un petit foot ?

How to say it

To talk about football, a sport invented in England, the French use a lot of English words. But gradually, tir has replaced shoot and gardien has replaced goal. That said, we still continue to say corner and penalty, the French equivalent of which are seldom used.

Did you know?

When a player commits a fault, the referee can give a warning or a yellow card.
If the player commits a dangerous fault, he gets a red card and has to leave the pitch.

Test your level

It's easy to browse the educational contents on this website. Taking the test will help you to find French workshops, games and challenges at your level at a glance.