Farm Animals – French Story & English Translation

Author: Leyla

Learn French with Minecraft: study the names of the farm animals and their babies in this fun and short video by young French English bilingual girl Leyla.

Bonjour, c’est Leyla, and welcome to French Today !

Today, I’m going to tell you about the farm animals in French.

1 – Le Cochon / The Pig

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Nous allons commencer notre tour des animaux de la ferme…. Avec les cochons !

We are going to start our tour of the farm animals with the pigs!

Un monsieur cochon s’appelle un verrat – c’est un nom que beaucoup de Français ne connaissent pas. En fait, je l’ai cherché dans le dictionnaire !

A gentleman pig is called a boar – it’s a name many French people don’t know. Actually, I looked it up in the dictionary!

Une dame cochon s’appelle une truie – attention, à ne pas confondre avec “une truite” ! Ça, c’est un poisson :-)

A lady pig is called a sow – watch out, not to be mistaken with “a trout”! That is a fish :-)

On leur donne des carottes, et avec la magie de Minecraft… Voici un porcelet.
Ohhh! Il est trop mignon !

You give them carrots, and with Minecraft magic… Here is a piglet.
Ohhh it’s too cute!

À noter ; quand on mange le cochon, il change de nom ! On appelle généralement la viande du cochon “le porc”.

Note: when we eat pig, it changes them! We usually call the meat “porc”.

2 – French Farm Animal Vocabulary – Le Mouton / Sheep

Et maintenant, on va voir les moutons…

And now, let’s go see the sheep.

Un monsieur mouton s’appelle un bélier, et une dame mouton s’appelle une brebis, et avec la magie de Minecraft… Voici un agneau.
Il est trop chou ! Mêêêê !!

A gentleman sheep is called a ram, and a lady sheep is called a ewe, and with Minecraft magic… here is a lamb.
It’s darling! Bahhhh!!

À noter : la viande de mouton s’appelle généralement “l’agneau”.

Note: sheep meat is called “lamb”.

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3 – French Farm Animal Vocabulary – Le Cheval / Horse

Maintenant, nous allons voir les chevaux. Attention, on dit “un cheval” mais “des chevaux”. Comme on dit “un animal”, “des animaux”.

Now, we’ll go see the horses. Watch out, we say one horse, but several horses. Like we say one animal and several animals.

Un monsieur cheval s’appelle un étalon, et une dame cheval s’appelle une jument, et … Voici un poulain. Il est marron comme sa mère !

A gentleman horse is called a stallion, and a lady horse is called a mare, and here comes a foal. It is brown, like its mom!

4 – French Farm Animal Vocabulary – La Vache / Cow

Et maintenant, nous allons voir les vaches.
Un monsieur vache s’appelle un taureau, et une madame vache s’appelle… vous l’avez deviné ; une vache, tout simplement ! Et voici leur bébé: le veau.

And now, let’s go see the cows.
A gentleman cow is called a bull, and a lady cow is called… you guested it: a cow, it’s quite simple! And here is their baby: the calf.

À noter: “ la viande s’appelle généralement “le boeuf”.

Note: the meet is usually called “beef”.

5 – French Farm Animal Vocabulary – La Poule / Chicken

Et pour finir notre tour de la ferme, on va voir les poules.
Un monsieur poule s’appelle un coq, et une dame poule s’appelle… et bien une poule, tout simplement ! La poule pond un oeuf, et dedans, il y a un poussin.

And to end our farm tour, we’ll go see the the chicken.
A gentleman chicken is called a rooster, and a lady chicken is called, well, a hen, in all simplicity! The hen lays an egg and inside, there is a chick.

À noter ; attention !! La prononciation “un oeuF” mais “des oeufs”. Sans “f”. C’est bizarre, je sais…

Note: watch out !! The pronunciation: “un N-euF” with an F (and a N sound at the beginning after “un”) but “des Z-eu” without the F (and with a Z sound at the beginning). It’s weird, I know…

Pour la viande, on dit “le poulet”.

For the meat, we say “chicken”.

Voilà, c’est tout pour aujourd’hui.

Here you go, that’s it for today.

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À bientôt. Leyla out!

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Author: Leyla


Hi, My name is Leyla and I'm Camille and Olivier's daughter. I'm 19 years old now, but I was born in the US and lived there till I was 4. I'm a bilingual child and I love speaking French AND English (my secret language here in France).

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