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French Vocabulary

French Vocabulary for Twitter + Dialogue

Camille Chevalier-Karfis By Camille Chevalier-Karfis on July 28, 2015

Twitter’s interface is still in English – so of course, the French are very likely to use English words to talk about their actions on Twitter. But here is a vocabulary list – it’s interesting mostly to see the articles and therefore the gender of the new word, like “un tweet”.
The pronunciation is English with a French accent!

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1 – French Vocabulary For Twitter

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  1. La twittosphĂšre – Twitter’s world
  2. Un tweet – a tweet
  3. Tweeter – to tweet (regular ER verb)
  4. Retweeter – retweet (regular ER verb)
  5. Les tweetos (m) – twitter fans
  6. La page profil – home page
  7. S’abonner – to follow
  8. Un abonnĂ©, une abonnĂ©e – a follower
  9. La page d’accueil – home page
  10. La timeline – the timeline
  11. Un lien raccourci – short url
  12. Un hashtag – hashtag #
  13. Les tweets tendance – trending tweets
  14. Une liste – a list
  15. La baleine Ă©chouĂ©e – fail whale
  16. Un petit oiseau bleu – small blue bird
  17. Un logo – a logo
  18. BTW, a French bird says “cui-cui” :-)

If you can think of other common French Twitter words, please leave them on the comments or send them to me at and I’ll add them to the list.


2 – A typical French Conversation About Twitter – Learn French In Context

Now, let’s study a dialogue using all this French Twitter Vocabulary in context.

Pierre et Paul sont dans un café à Paris. Le téléphone de Pierre fait un son, et Pierre rigole

Pierre and Paul are in a coffee in Paris. Pierre’s phone makes a sound, and Pierre laughs…

– Excuse-moi, je viens de recevoir un Tweet trop marrant, regarde : “le texto fĂȘte ses vingt ans. La mort de l’orthographe aussi.”

– Sorry, I just got a really funny Tweet, look: “texting is celebrating his 20th birthday. So does the death of spelling.”

– C’est bien vrai ça. Tu aimes bien Twitter ?

– That’s so true. You like Twitter?

– Ouais, ça me fait marrer.

– Yep, it cracks me up.

– Moi je n’aime pas trop. Je suis sur Facebook, mais je n’aime pas l’idĂ©e d’ĂȘtre interrompu par un Tweet.

– I don’t like it much. I’m on Facebook, but I don’t like the idea of being interrupted by a Tweet.

– Moi je suis un vrai Tweetos, je suis les Tweets tendance et je retweet souvent. Comme la plupart des Tweets sont en anglais, ça me fait travailler un peu, et j’apprends plein de mots !

– I’m a real Twitter fan, I follow the trending tweets and often retweet. Since most Tweets are in English, it makes me work (study) a bit, and I learn a lot of words!

– C’est une bonne idĂ©e ça
 Tweeter pour pratiquer son anglais. Je n’y avais pas pensĂ© !

– What a good idea
 Tweeting to practice your English. I didn’t think of that!


If you liked this article (please, do “like” this article if you can :-) you will also enjoy Olivier’s article about French Computer Terms, and my articles about Facebook French Vocabulary and Pinterest in French.

For more info about French social networks – what’s hot or going down in 2014, read this article (in French).

And of course, you should try my own social network pages – I’m very active on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, and post one mini lesson daily, tips and more. See you there!

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