The word in French for boat, or ship is le bateau

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The word in French for boat, or ship is

le bateau

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The word in French for boat, or ship is le bateau. For a masculine word a male main character is used, and for a feminine word, a female. Famous people are often used, making recall easier. Remembering words with Memory Triggers© like this makes learning, remembering and recalling words so much easier. ©exceltra 2007

The French word for boat, or ship is le bateau.

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Remembering the GENDER of the French word for boat is le bateau

Notice the main character of the MEMORY TRIGGER© picture is a male. In this case, Dracula.

With all our lessons we teach you to remember the gender with the word, because this is very important in French language. In French all nouns are either masculine or feminine. And it is not always easy to remember which. Hence we add a GENDER TRIGGER.

  • Masculine nouns feature a male main character, and the voice recordings on these courses on their CD's is read by a male native French speaker. (Masculine nouns start with le, which means 'the'.
  • Feminine nouns feature a female main character and the voice recordings on these courses on their CD's is read by a female native French speaker. Feminine nouns start with la, which also means 'the'.
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Check out some RELATED FRENCH WORDS based on boat, or ship - the FRENCH WORD for le bateau

Once you know one word, this makes it easier to learn others... they build together like building blocks! The more French vocabulary that you learn, the more words and compound words you will recognize.

Take a look at some of these words that are related to the word (boat - the FRENCH WORD for boat, or ship) we have just learned.

bateau ancien: is French for bark (old 3 or 4 masted boat)
bateau à aubes or bateau à roues : is French for paddle steamer
bateau à moteur: is motorboat in French
bateau à vapeur : steamboat or steamship
bateau à voile: is French for sailboat, or ship
bateau citerne: is the French word for tanker
bateau de pêche : is a fishing boat, or ship
bateau de ravitaillement is a supply ship in French
bateau de sauvetage: the French word for lifeboat, or ship
bateau-lavoir: means wash house
bateau-mouche: is a river sightseeing boat, or ship, boat, or ship taxi
bateau-pilote : pilot-boat
en bateau: by-boat
encolure bateau boatneck
être dans le même bateau means to be in the same boat
manquer le bateau: to miss the boat
mener quelqu'un en bateau is a French colloquialism meaning to string someone along
par bateau: by water

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