35 French Facebook Words & Dialogue & Video

Author: Camille Chevalier-Karfis

The French love the Internet, and more and more of us are always connected through our smartphone. So What is the French Vocabulary for Facebook?

Facebook is one of the social media to actually have an interface in French.

Even though it does, lots of people still use the English words – it’s trendy in French to drop an English word here and there! Yet, specific Facebook terms in French do exist, and this special French Facebook vocabulary is used by many people in France.

35 French Facebook Words

5 Ways to say a Facebook Like in French

  1. Un “J’aime” – a like
  2. Laisser un pouce bleu – to leave a thumb up
  3. Aimer – to like
  4. Liker – to like – Very very used. Pronounce the “i” as in “eye”. We conjugate it as an “er” verb, tu likes, and it is also used in the past “j’ai liké”…
  5. Un like – a like, as in “tu as combien de likes sur cette photo” ? (How many likes did you get on this picture?)
facebook in French

30 French Facebook terms

  1. Une page – a page
  2. Un groupe – a group
  3. Un bouton – a button
  4. Un lien – a link
  5. Un ami – a friend
  6. Une demande d’amitié – a friend request
  7. Valider la demande d’amitié – to accept the friend request
  8. Ajouter à mes amis – add friend
  9. Taguer une photo – to tag a picture
  10. Une notification – an alert
  11. Laisser un commentaire – to comment
  12. Un commentaire – a comment
  13. Partager – to share
  14. Un partage – a share
  15. Envoyer un message privé / direct – to send a private / direct message – to IM
  16. Publier un article, une photo, une video – to post (an article, a photo, a video)
  17. Poster – to post
  18. Une publication, un post – a post
  19. Un abonnée, une abonnée – a follower
  20. Un poke – a poke
  21. Une publicité google – Google Adwords
  22. Le fil d’activité – the Facebook feed
  23. le mur – the Facebook feed
  24. le journal – the Facebook feed
  25. Un évènement – an event
  26. Un paramètre de confidentialité – a privacy setting
  27. Un profil – a profile
  28. Ajouter à ses favoris – to add to your favorites
  29. Bannir – to ban
  30. “Fesses de bouc” – The French often call “Facebook” jokingly “Fesses de bouc” which means “goat’s butt”… just because it sounds like it in French!

Walk by the sea and bilingual talk about Facebook video

In this French English bilingual video, I’ll take you for a nice walk by the sea in Paimpol, Brittany, France, and we’ll talk about Facebook!

Many people follow me on FB yet they don’t see my posts & videos regularly: maybe it’s your case? Here’s what Facebook says about that “Posts from Favorites will be shown higher in your News Feed, and you’ll see the newest posts first”. In other words, if French Today is not in your favorites, you won’t see my posts: this applies to your friends as well…

So how do you add people to your favorites? On mobile, press three dots “…” to the top right of the post and select “add to favorite” next to the star. More info on Facebook help forum.

What’s the French Facebook ?

The French social network “Copains d’Avant” was created in 2001. It’s meant to connect people with their former classmates and coworkers. It’s Facebook before Facebook…

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Facebook Dialogue – French and English

What would two French friends say as they realise they both are on Facebook and then navigate each others Facebook pages? Let’s see with this French conversation with English subtitles.

– Tu es sur “Fesses de bouc” ha ha ha?
Are you on “goat’s butt (see explanation of the pun in the vocabulary section before) ha ha ha…?

– Oui, toi aussi ? Attends, je t’envoie une demande d’amitié.
Yes I am, you too? Wait, I’m sending you a friend request.

– Tu as combien d’amis ?
How many friends do you have?

– 254. Je mets souvent des photos de mon petit chaton. il est trop mignon.
254. I often post pictures of my little kitten. He’s too cute.

– Ça y est, j’ai accepté ta demande d’amitié. Je suis sur ta page. Oh, elle est trop belle ta photo de profile !!! Trop chou ton p’tit chaton…. Oh j’adore cette photo, je la like tout de suite, et je la partage aussi.
Done, I’ve accepted your friend request. And I’m on your page. Wow, your profile’s picture is too beautiful!! Your kitten is adorable… Oh, I love this picture. I’m liking it right away and sharing it as well.

– Oui, j’ai eu déjà 80 “j’aime” sur cette photo. Et plein de partages. Ca m’amuse quand je la vois sur le mur d’une amie. Il faut dire que cette photo, je la kiffe trop, elle est vraiment super cute.
Yep, I already got 80 likes on this picture. And many shares. It makes me smile when I see it on a girlfriend’s wall. It’s true that this picture, I really dig it, it’s really super cute.

You will also enjoy Olivier’s article about French Computer Terms and my articles about the French Vocabulary used on Pinterest and on Twitter, as well as common French Text Abbreviations.

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!

Author: Camille Chevalier-Karfis

Camille Chevalier-Karfis

Born and raised in Paris, I have been teaching today's French to adults for 25+ years in the US and France. Based on my students' goals and needs, I've created unique downloadable French audiobooks focussing on French like it's spoken today, for all levels. Come to Paimpol and enjoy an exclusive French immersion homestay with me in Brittany.

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