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Learn How to Say Useful Household Words in French!


Did you know that the Viki website is now in French? This option is open to all French-speaking regions, with Android apps available now and iOS coming soon. In celebration of the recent launch, our next language-learning challenge is in French! 

What is your favorite room in your house to relax and watch Viki? Maybe it’s your bedroom or the living room. In each image below, we’ve highlighted four items you would find in your favorite room in the house.

Check below for four language flashcards from some of our favorite dramas and telenovela to learn how to say common household items in French. Test yourself to see if you know the missing French word!

In Episode 2, Sara (played by Han Ye Seul) and Han Tae Hee (played by Joo Sang Wook) plot how to get revenge on her cheating ex-husband, Lee Kang Joon (played by Jung Gyu Woon), who is engaged to the woman he cheated with. Can you predict the shenanigans they might possibly be planning?

English                  French
A. Table                      ?
B. Phone                Le téléphone
C. Curtain              Le rideau
D. Bookshelf         L’étagère

What is table in French?

In Episode 12, Bu Fan (played by George Hu) offers to cook a meal for Man Man (played by Yuan Ai Fei) and her three younger siblings as a thank you for helping him the other day. See the scene start at 9:15 and decide if you would want to eat his cooking!

English                French
A. Chair                     ?
B. Chopsticks       Les baguettes
C. Pan                  Le moule
D. Kettle              La bouilloire

What is chair in French?

In Episode 14, Fang Wei De (played by Leroy Young) stares at his computer as he’s writing an email to Tang Jia Ni (played by Ruby Lin). Do you think he’s confessing his love to her? They’ve been through so many hard times, yet fate still brings them together. 

English                French
A. Poster              Le poster
B. Hanger                 ? 
C. Computer        L’ordinateur    
D. Speakers         Le baffles 

What is hanger in French?

Passion of the Heart

In Episode 3, Marielita (played by Daniela Navarro) tells Virginia (played by Lorena Meritano) that she hates the chair that grandmother is giving her and Ramirito as part of their courtship. They start talking about love, and Marielita complains that their grandmother is too traditional. We agree that romance has evolved since the 15th century, too!

English               French
A. Sofa                Le sofa
B. Vase               Le vase
C. Lamp                 ?
D. Picture frame  Le cadre

What is lamp in French?

Which French word did you find most useful to learn? Share with us in the comments!

Here’s a few other popular dramas that you can watch to continue practicing the French you’ve just learned: “She’s So Lovable,” “Fated to Love You,” “Just You” and “Rock ‘n’ Road.”

Continue the language-learning conversation in Discussions! Read about interesting topics such as Local food and drinks, Basic words in your language, and Languages to learn.

Also, if you haven’t participated in our language-learning challenges before, it’s not too late to start earning points towards cool gifts:

Language-Learning Challenge #1: True or False
Language-Learning Challenge #2: One Liners
Language-Learning Challenge #3: Round-Up Quiz
Language-Learning Challenge #4: Combined True or False

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