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List of Oceans in French and List of Seas in French with example sentences

Introduction: MASTER WORD LIST: What are the list of Oceans in French and the list of Seas in French with English translation and example sentences

I’m sure in school, we would have learnt about the list of 5 massive oceans in the world or the seven big seas? The same is true in French speaking countries as well. The only obvious difference is that children learn about the same List of Oceans in French and the same list of Seas in French.

List of Oceans in French and List of Seas in French
List of Oceans in French and List of Seas in French

Also, you would have probably noticed it, everyone tends to use one name or the other from list of Oceans in French or English for that matter (or the list of Seas) once in a while in a conversation.

For example:

  1. Is India near the Indian ocean?
  2. This movie was shot in the pacific ocean.
  3. I had a bath in the Atlantic ocean.

Why is this list of Ocean in French so important?

This list is important for basic A1 French examination as well as the most basic conversations in French. We speak about which country and continent we are from and sometimes have to thrown in the name of the oceans in French to make the conversation more interesting. For this we need to know the “List of Oceans in French” and the “list of Seas in French”.

This is thus an essential vocabulary test in A1 and also in A2 and obviously in real life. The question (focused on A1 vocabulary) could be something along the lines of “Can you tell me which the deepest ocean in the world is?”.

The A1 vocabulary list of Oceans in French is below. You can also find example sentences in French with English translation for each Ocean.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED in OCEANS in FRENCH:

  1. How do you say the names of the different list of Oceans in French
  2. How do you say the names of the different list of Seas in French
  3. Adjectives related to Oceans in French
  4. Grow your master vocabulary list related to Oceans in French

 

FRENCH VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: List of Oceans in French: What is the translation for “The Ocean” in French

List of Oceans in French
List of Oceans in French
  • How to say Ocean in French?
  • The translation in French language for Ocean is “L’océan”.
ENGLISH FRENCH English Sentence French Sentence
The ocean L’océan The pacific ocean is the deepest ocean. L’océan Pacifique est l’océan le plus profond.
The oceans Les océans There are 5 oceans. Il y a 5 océans.

 

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FRENCH VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: What is the translation for “Sea” in French

  • How to say Sea in French?
  • The translation in French language for Sea is “La mer”
ENGLISH FRENCH English Sentence French Sentence
The sea La mer The sea is green. La mer est verte.
The Seas Les mers There are seven seas in the world. Il y a sept mers dans le monde.

 

FRENCH VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: What is the translation for “Waterfall” in French

Waterfall in French
Waterfall in French
  • How to say Waterfall in French?
  • The translation in French language for Waterfall is “la cascade”
ENGLISH FRENCH English Sentence French Sentence
The waterfall La cascade The Niagara waterfall is beautiful. La cascade du Niagara est magnifique.
The waterfalls Les cascades Waterfalls are very dangerous. Les cascades sont très dangereuses.

 

FRENCH VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: What is the translation for “River” in French

  • How to say River in French?
  • The translation in French language for River is “La rivière”.
River in French
River in French
ENGLISH FRENCH English Sentence French Sentence
The River La rivière The river Nile is very long. Le Nil est très long.
The Rivers Les rivières There are three rivers in France. Il y a trois fleuves en France.

 

FRENCH VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: What is the translation for “Gulf” in French

  • How to say Gulf in French?
  • The translation in French language for Gulf is “Le golfe”.
ENGLISH FRENCH English Sentence French Sentence
The Gulf Le golfe The gulf of Mexico is very dangerous. Le golfe du Mexique est très dangereux.
The Gulfs Les Golfes There are many gulfs in Europe. Il existe de nombreux golfes en Europe.

 

FRENCH VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: What is the translation in French Language for “Lake”

  • How to say Lake in French?
  • The translation in French language for Lake is “Le lac”.
English French English Sentence French Sentence
The Lake Le lac I have a house near the lake. J’ai une maison près du lac.
The Lakes Les lacs There are five lakes in Munich. Il y a cinq lacs à Munich.

 

FRENCH VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: What is the translation in French Language for “Strait”

  • How to say Strait in French?
  • The translation in French language for Strait is “Le détroit”.
ENGLISH FRENCH English Sentence French Sentence
The Strait Le détroit Where is the bering strait? Où est le détroit de Béring ?
The Straits Le Détroit The two famous straits are the cook strait and the bering strait. Les deux détroits célèbres sont le détroit de Cook et le détroit de Béring.

 

FRENCH VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: List of Oceans in French with English translation and example sentences

In the table below, you can learn how to say the names of Oceans in French and is the most fundamental usage in daily French language and thus a part of the basic French A1 vocabulary list. So let us learn about the names of the oceans.

ENGLISH FRENCH English Sentence French Sentence
The ocean L’océan The pacific ocean is the deepest ocean L’océan Pacifique est l’océan le plus profond
The oceans Les océans There are 5 oceans Il y a 5 océans
the Atlantic Ocean l’océan Atlantique I saw the Atlantic Ocean J’ai vu l’océan Atlantique
the Pacific Ocean l’océan Pacifique Is the Pacific Ocean very big? L’océan Pacifique est-il très grand ?
the Indian Ocean L’ocean indien India is near the Indian Ocean. L’Inde est proche de l’océan Indien.
the Antarctic Ocean l’océan Antarctique The Antarctic Ocean is very cold. L’océan Antarctique est très froid.
the Arctic Ocean l’océan Arctique Polar bears swim in the Arctic Ocean. Les ours polaires nagent dans l’océan Arctique.

 

FRENCH VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: List of Seas in French with English translation and example sentences

In the table below, you can learn how to say the names of the list of seas in French with some examples. So let us learn about the names of the Seas in French.

List of Seas in French
List of Seas in French
ENGLISH  FRENCH English Sentence French Sentence
The sea La mer The sea is green. La mer est verte.
The Seas Les mers There are 50 seas in the world. Il y a 50 mers dans le monde.
the Adriatic Sea la mer Adriatique The Adriatic Sea is in Europe. La mer Adriatique est en Europe.
the Aegean Sea la mer Égée The Aegean Sea is very old. La mer Égée est très ancienne.
the Caribbean Sea la mer des Caraïbes The Caribbean Sea is very beautiful. La mer des Caraïbes est très belle.
the Caspian Sea la mer Caspienne The Caspian Sea is landlocked. La mer Caspienne est enclavée.
the North Sea La Mer du Nord the North Sea is the coldest sea in the world. la mer du Nord est la mer la plus froide du monde.
the Black Sea la mer Noire The Black Sea has many storms. La mer Noire connaît de nombreuses tempêtes.
the Ionian Sea la mer Ionienne The Ionian Sea is 4000 meters deep. La mer Ionienne a 4000 mètres de profondeur.
the Mediterranean Sea la mer Méditerranée The Mediterranean Sea is the most famous sea in the world La mer Méditerranée est la mer la plus célèbre du monde
the Red Sea la mer Rouge The Red Sea is very salty. La mer Rouge est très salée.
the Dead Sea la mer Morte The Dead Sea is a lake La Mer Morte est un lac
the Barents Sea la mer de Barents The Barents Sea is also called as the Murman sea La mer de Barents est aussi appelée la mer de Murman
the Baltic Sea la mer Baltique Where is the Baltic Sea? Où est la mer Baltique?
the Sargasso Sea la mer des Sargasses The Sargasso Sea is not a sea. La mer des Sargasses n’est pas une mer.

 

Some interesting facts about oceans

  • Note that there is only one great water body in the planet and it is (for practical purposes) divided into 5 different oceans.
  • Until the year 2000, there were only 4 classified oceans: the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, and the Arctic Ocean.
  • On June 8, 2000, the community categorized the fifth ocean: the Southern Ocean or the Antarctic Ocean.

 

How do you say Pacific Ocean in French? Pacific Ocean (l’océan Pacifique or “le Pacifique”)

  • The origin of the word “Pacific Ocean” came from old Spanish.
  • “le Pacifique” or the Pacific Ocean when discovered by Spanish conquistadors looked very “peaceful”. The Spanish word for peaceful is “pacíficas”. Hence they called it as the Pacific ocean.
  • The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean in the world.
  • It covers one-third of the Earth’s surface.
  • It separates Asia from the Americas.

 

How do you say Atlantic Ocean in French?  Atlantic Ocean (“océan Atlantique” OR “l’ Atlantique”)

  • l’ Atlantique or the the Atlantic Ocean in French is the second largest ocean in Earth.
  • It covers one-fifth of the oceans of the world.
  • The Atlantic ocean can be split into the North Atlantic ocean and the South Atlantic ocean.
  • The North Atlantic Ocean separates North America from Europe.
  • The South Atlantic ocean separates South America from Africa.

 

How do you say Indian Ocean in French?  Indian Ocean (océan Indien)

  • “océan Indien” or the Indian Ocean in French was named after India (or the Indian subcontinent).
  • It is the third largest ocean in the world.
  • It covers one-fifth of the oceans of the world.

 

How do you say Arctic Ocean in French? Arctic Ocean (océan Arctique)

  • océan Arctique or the Arctic Ocean in French.
  • It is the ocean on the roof of the world and has the North Pole.

 

How do you say Antarctic Ocean in French? Southern Ocean (Océan antarctique)

  • Océan antarctique or the Antarctic Ocean in French is the newest ocean as it was classified only in the year 2000.
  • This is the ocean surrounding Antarctica and is the bottom of the world.

 

Adjectives in French related to the Ocean and the Sea

When you are talking about the ocean in French, you might have to say something to describe the ocean or explain what you know about the ocean. The best way is to expand your knowledge of adjectives in French and use it to your advantage. You can use the below list of French adjectives to describe what you know about the ocean. This is important to add to your vocabulary list of Oceans in French and the list of Seas in French.

English French
deep Profond
salty salé
large grande
small petit
calm calme
stormy orageux
beautiful magnifique
cold du froid
warm chauffer
hot chaud
biodiverse biodiversité

 

Ocean in French: Grow your Master Vocabulary List

Now that you know about some of the most common adjectives which you can use to describe the ocean in French and the seas in French, you can know choose to show off your vocabulary by branching out and explaining about all terms related to the Sea. This was show your absolute mastery of the List of Oceans in French and the list of Seas in French.

Lake in French
Lake in French
French English
Île Island
continent continent
fond de l’océan ocean floor
pleine mer open sea
courant marin marine current
vague océanique ocean wave
eau salée salt water
Côte Coast
Falaise Cliff
Marée Tide
plate-forme continentale continental shelf
Coquillage Seashell
Littoral Coastline
Tsunami Tsunami
Bouée Buoy
Estuaire Estuary
Baie Bay

 

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