French Opposites – Antonyms



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French Antonyms – Mots Opposés

Learning opposite words is a fantastic way to increase your French vocabulary! I recommend learning them in pairs.  

Practice pronunciation on QUIZLET:  List of words, French – English 

Practice context on QUIZLET:  Si ce n’est pas ça, c’est quoi?  French – French 

absent – absent
présent – present
vivant – alive
mort – dead
ancien – old
nouveau – new
toujours – always
jamais – never
réveillé – awake
endormi – asleep
devant – in front of
derrière – behind
le début – beginning
la fin – end
au-dessus – above
en dessous – below
le jour – day
la nuit – night
chaud – hot
froid – cold
bon – good
mauvais – bad
beau – beautiful
moche – ugly
l’arrivée – arrival
le départ – departure
rigide – stiff
souple – flexible
gentil – nice
méchant – mean
salé – salty
sucré – sweet
fort – strong
faible – weak
petit – small, short
grand – big, tall
minuscule – tiny
gigantesque – huge
vrai – true, real
faux – false, wrong
payant – paying, not free
gratuit – free
visible – visible
invisible – invisible
tout – all
rien – nothing
mince – slim
gros – fat
simple – easy
difficile – hard, difficult
fragile – fragile
solide – sturdy
joyeux – happy
triste – sad
malade – sick
en bonne santé – healthy
optimiste – optimistic
pessimiste – pessimistic
bruyant – noisy
silencieux – silent
riche – rich
pauvre – poor
poli – polite
impoli – impolite
propre – clean
sale – dirty
le meilleur – the best
le pire – the worst
courageux – brave
lâche – cowardly
large – wide
étroit – narrow
long – long
court – short
grand – big, tall
petit – small, short
en avance – early
en retard – late
clair – light colored
foncé – dark colored
calme – calm, quiet
bruyant – noisy, loud
gracieux – graceful
maladroit – clumsy
artificiel – artificial
naturel – natural
malin – clever
stupide – stupid
cruel – cruel
gentil – nice, kind
l’entrée – entrance
la sortie – exit
l’intérieur – interior
l’extérieur – exterior
loin – far
près – near
ton ami – your friend
ton ennemi – your enemy
l’amour – love
la haine –  hatred
rare – rare
commun – common
sûr – safe
dangereux – dangerous
sombre – dark
lumineux – bright
bas – low
haut – high
le paradis – heaven
l’enfer – hell
tard – late
tôt – early
plein – full
vide – empty
frais – fresh
pourri – rotten
innocent – innocent
coupable – guilty
dur – hard
mou – soft
dedans – inside
dehors – outside
beaucoup – a lot
peu – few
pair – even
impair – odd
lourd – heavy
léger – light (weight)




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