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The complete vocabulary list for Insects in French including life cycle of a butterfly in French and Bugs in French

Learn about the complete vocabulary list of Insects in French with example sentences: How to say Insects in French including flying insects, Bugs in French, and phrases related to insects in French

Insects are everywhere, be it within your house, the air, the ground, under the soil, the sea, over the water and even in one’s skin!!!! Yeah you heard me right. The estimated number of insect species in the world is about 5.5 million and even in that only 1 million insect species are named. This means that roughly 80% of insects have yet to be discovered. How can you go a single day without hearing the buzz of a bee or a fly or without seeing a fruit fly or a worm? Seeing as that they are everywhere, it becomes of great importance that you learn the vocabulary list of insects in French.

vocabulary list for Insects in French
vocabulary list for Insects in French

In order to improve your French vocabulary, you must learn the list of insects in French. An interesting question is you should be learning how to talk about insects in French but also how to incorporate these words into coherent sentences. Thus you need to know the vocabulary of insects in French along with descriptive example sentences so that you are able to learn and immerse properly. And this is exactly what we are going to do here!!!

 

Is it hard to learn about and to speak about the list of insects in French?

  1. Learning about the list of insects in French is by no means easy… It will take you some time as the words are quite unique.
  2. I would suggest that you memorize at least the list of most common French insect vocabulary.
  3. I have classified this blog into multiple sections. Memorize at least the first section of super common insects in French so that you can do 99% of all French insect related conversations (if you are unfortunate to get into many).

 

Topics to be covered in list of insects in French:

  1. How do you say insects in French?
  2. Learn about the butterfly in French
  3. Name of the most common insects in French
  4. What are the names of different bugs in French
  5. Which are the insects that sting?
  6. Name of the most common hopping insects in French
  7. Can we keep insects as pets? What are the different pet insects in French?
  8. What do insects do? Teach me some common Verbs related to insects in French
  9. Learn about some common phrases related to insects in French
  10. What are the different parts of an insect in French
  11. Conclusion

 

How do you say insects in French
How do you say insects in French

FRENCH VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: How do you say insects in French?

  • WORD: The French translation for “The insect” is “L’insecte”
    • EXAMPLE SENTENCE: “Cockroaches are insects.” à Les cafards sont des insectes.
  • WORD: The French translation for “The worm” is “Le ver”
    • EXAMPLE SENTENCE: “How many worms do you want?” à Combien de vers voulez-vous ?

 

 

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FRENCH INSECTS VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: How do you say butterfly in French? Learn about the butterfly in French.

When you think of a beautiful insect, what do you see? Of course you think of the beautiful butterfly! The butterfly is very colourful, pretty and is a sight to behold. When we see something magical in movies, there are always butterflies flying about with colours galore. Would it not be perfectly fitting if we learnt about the butterfly in French before we step into other insects (pun intended of course!!!)? Let us learn about the butterfly in French with example sentences.

How do you say butterfly in French
How do you say butterfly in French
  • ENGLISH: What is the translation for “butterfly life cycle” in French?
    • FRENCH: French translation for “Life cycle of a butterfly” is “cycle de vie des papillons”
  • ENGLISH: What is the translation for “Monarch butterfly” in French?
    • FRENCH: French translation for “Monarch Butterfly” is “Papillon monarque”

 

Butterfly  in English Translation for the butterfly in French Example sentence for butterfly in English Sentences for French butterfly
The Butterfly Le papillon There are many butterflies in the garden. Il y a beaucoup de papillons dans le jardin.
The Caterpillar la chenille The Caterpillar ate three leaves. La chenille a mangé trois feuilles.
The egg L’œuf There are millions of butterfly eggs in the forest. Il y a des millions d’œufs de papillons dans la forêt.
Chrysalis Chrysalide We learnt about chrysalis of a butterfly today. Nous avons entendu parler de la chrysalide d’un papillon aujourd’hui.
Metamorphosis Métamorphose In the life cycle of a butterfly, metamorphosis is a very important stage. Dans le cycle de vie d’un papillon, la métamorphose est une étape très importante.
The Cocoon Le Cocon The gardener took care of the silk cocoons. Le jardinier s’est occupé des cocons de soie.

 

FRENCH INSECTS VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: What are the names of the most common insects in French?

While there are billions of insects in the world, when you say the word insect in French or English, you only think of a select few which we see every day. Some insects are more common and commonly used in conversations than other insects. So it is necessary that you learn the vocabulary list of these common insects in French. This will help you hold a conversation easily. Let us learn about the different common insects in French with example sentences.

names of the most common insects in French
names of the most common insects in French
Common Insects  in English Translation: Common Insects in French Example sentence for Common Insects in English Sentences for French Common Insects
The Cockroach Le cafard The cockroach is ten days old. Le cafard a dix jours.
The mosquito Le moustique There are so many mosquitoes in India. Il y a tellement de moustiques en Inde.
The Moth le papillon de nuit (or) le papillon Moths have a bad smell. Le papillon était très grand.
The Dragonfly La libellule I like dragonflies j’aime les libellules
The Firefly La luciole The firefly is pretty. La luciole est jolie.
The mayfly L’éphémère The mayfly lives for only twenty four hours. L’éphémère ne vit que vingt-quatre heures.
The Fruit fly La mouche des fruits Fruit flies love mangoes. Les mouches des fruits aiment les mangues.
The Gnat Le moucheron The gnat was very arrogant. Le moucheron était très arrogant.
The Spider L’araignée Spiders have eight legs. Les araignées ont huit pattes.
The worm Le ver The worm lives in the garden Le ver vit dans le jardin

 

FRENCH INSECTS VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: What are the names of the most common bugs in French?

Ok I’m going to be upfront with you. If there is one thing I hate in this beautiful world, its bugs and creepy crawlies!!! When you say the word bugs in French or in English, you can see me cringe!! But that gives me more the reason to memorize the wordlist so that I can explain to people that I hate them and I like to avoid them. As with insects, a few bugs are far more common across the world. So it is necessary that you learn the vocabulary list of these common bugs in French. Along with the list of insects in French, Let us learn the different bugs in French with example sentences.

names of the most common bugs in French
names of the most common bugs in French
Common Bugs  in English Translation: Common Bugs in French Example sentence for Common Bugs in English Sentences for French Common Bugs
The bug L’insecte The scientist caught two bugs. Le scientifique a attrapé deux insectes.
The ladybug La coccinelle Ladybugs are very pretty. Les coccinelles sont très jolies.
The bedbug La punaise de lit I caught the bedbug. J’ai attrapé la punaise de lit.
The lice Les poux This medicine kills lice. Ce médicament tue les poux.
The beetle Le scarabée I can eat the beetle. Je peux manger le scarabée.
The dung beetle Le bousier The dung beetle is very strong. Le bousier est très fort.
The flea La puce Fleas can jump. Les puces peuvent sauter.
The tick La tique Stay away from ticks and fleas. Éloignez-vous des tiques et des puces.

 

FRENCH INSECTS VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: What are the names of common stinging insects in French?

You put your hand on a flower and all of a sudden there is a super sharp pain in your finger!!!! You scream and throw down the flower. What on earth was that? IT’S A BEE!!!! DAMN YOU GIT STUNG BY A BEE!!! You have to say this to your doctor in French. How do you do that without knowing the list of insects in French which sting? Let us learn the different stinging insects in French with example sentences.

Stinging Insects  in English Translation: Stinging Insects in French Example sentence for Stinging Insects in English Sentences for French Stinging Insects
The bee L’abeille The bee sat on the flower. L’abeille s’est assise sur la fleur.
The wasp La guêpe The wasp flew away. La guêpe s’est envolée.
The Hornet Le frelon Hornets and wasps are enemies. Les frelons et les guêpes sont des ennemis.
The Honeybee le bourdon The beekeeper loves his bumblebees L’apiculteur aime ses bourdons
The ant La fourmi There are two anthills and a billion ants in my garden. Il y a deux fourmilières et un milliard de fourmis dans mon jardin.

 

FRENCH INSECTS VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: What are the names of common pet insects in French?

Do you know that it is very common across the world for people to have insects as pets? Children love having insects as pets as they are hardy and easy to maintain. They do not require constant care and can take care of themselves. Let us learn the different insects which can be kept as pets in French with example sentences.

names of common pet insects in French
names of common pet insects in French
Common Pet Insects  in English Translation: Common Pet Insects in French Example sentence for Common Pet Insects in English Sentences for French Common Pet Insects
The praying mantis La mante religieuse The young girl has a pet praying mantis. La jeune fille a une mante religieuse pour animaux de compagnie.
The stick insect Le phasme Stick insects are very weird Les phasmes sont très bizarres
The leaf insect L’insecte feuille Leaf insects are very cute. Les insectes feuilles sont très mignons.
The scorpion Le scorpion This scorpion is poisonous. Ce scorpion est venimeux.
The Tarantula La Tarentule I am scared of tarantulas and scorpions. J’ai peur des tarentules et des scorpions.

 

FRENCH INSECTS VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: What are the names of hopping insects in French?

Have you ever looked at a grasshopper? It looks like a small machine. It can jump up an incredible height, can fly and looks freaky as hell!!! I HATE THEM but my brother loves them!!!! Let us learn the different hopping insects in French with example sentences.

names of hopping insects in French
names of hopping insects in French
Hopping Insects  in English Translation: Hopping Insects in French
The grasshopper La sauterelle
The locust Le locuste
The mantis La mante
The cricket Le croquet
The cicada La cigale

 

FRENCH INSECTS VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: What are the common insect related Verbs in French?

Now that we have learnt about so many insects in French, let us now focus on some common French Verbs which will help us form sentences using these insects. For example, you need to say that the caterpillar crawls but the butterfly flies. You need to say that the bee lives in a hive while an ant lives in an anthill. You need to say that a cockroach has antennae while a wasp has wings. So basically you need to know a few verbs and nouns related to acts which the insects perform in French. In this section let us learn about a few verbs related to insects in French

Insect words in English Translation: Common Insect words in French Example sentence for Common Insects words in English Sentences for Common French words related to Insects
To sting Piquer The bee stings the boy. L’abeille pique le garçon.
To bite Mordre The Ant bites me and it is painful. La fourmi me mord et c’est douloureux.
To fly Voler The butterfly flew away. Le papillon s’est envolé.
To crawl Ramper The soldier is crawling. Le soldat rampe.
To walk Marcher The girl walks fast. La fille marche vite.
To run Courir The athlete runs from Germany to Austria. L’athlète court de l’Allemagne à l’Autriche.
To jump Sauter A grasshopper can jump very high. Une sauterelle peut sauter très haut.
To pollinate Polliniser The bee pollinates the flowers. L’abeille pollinise les fleurs.

 

FRENCH INSECTS VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: What are the parts of an insect in French?

With the French insect related verbs done, let us proceed with the parts of an insect in French and other nouns related to insects in French

parts of an insect in French
parts of an insect in French
Insect words in English Translation: Common Insect words in French Example sentence for Common Insects words in English Sentences for Common French words related to Insects
The stinger Le dard The bee has a powerful stinger. L’abeille a un dard puissant.
The antennae Les antennes Cockroaches have long antennae. Les cafards ont de longues antennes.
The wings Les ailes I hate insects which have wings. Je déteste les insectes qui ont des ailes.
The mandible La mandibule The insect’s mandible is quite weak. La mandibule de l’insecte est assez faible.
The thorax Le thorax Every insect has a thorax. Chaque insecte a un thorax.
The abdomen L’abdomen A worm does not have an abdomen. Un ver n’a pas d’abdomen.
The leg patte A centipede has a hundred legs. Un mille-pattes a cent pattes.
The anthill La fourmilière There is an anthill near our house. Il y a une fourmilière près de chez nous.
The nest Le nid The wasp built a nest. La guêpe a construit un nid.
The hive La ruche The beekeeper has many beehives. L’apiculteur possède de nombreuses ruches.
The nectar Le nectar Flowers produce nectar. Les fleurs produisent du nectar.

 

FRENCH INSECTS VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: What are the common insect related phrases in French?

I have explained all over this post about how I hate insects and how much I am terrified of them. So what do I say in French when I see one? Let us learn the different common insect related phrases in French with example sentences.

Hopping Insects  in English Translation: Hopping Insects in French
I am afraid of insects. J’ai peur des insectes.
Does it sting? Est-ce que ça pique?
Insects are creepy. Les insectes sont effrayants.
It has many feet. Il a de nombreux pieds.
What type of insect is that? De quel type d’insecte s’agit-il?
The mosquito bit me. Le moustique m’a piqué.
I am allergic to bee stings. Je suis allergique aux piqûres d’abeilles.
I am terrified of insects. J’ai peur des insectes.
Can it jump? Peut-il sauter?
Can it fly? Peut-il voler?
It looks so disgusting. Ça a l’air tellement dégoûtant.
What does it eat? Qu’est-ce que ça mange?
Is it poisonous? Est-ce toxique?

 

Conclusion

We have learnt a lot about the most common insects in French and also about what they do, where they live, the butterfly life cycle in French and also many more phrases. Hope you had fun learning.

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