17 French Metal Names & Video

Author: Camille Chevalier-Karfis

Learn the French names of metals with English translation and practice your French with a live video & interview of French metal artist Sigrid.

How to say metal in French

The French word for metal is “le métal”. It has an irregular plural: “les métaux”

French Metal Vocabulary

17 French Metal Names
IronLe fer
CopperLe cuivre
GoldL’ or (masculine)
SilverL’ argent (masculine)
SteelL’acier (masculine)
LeadLe plomb
ZincLe zinc
BrassLe laiton
BronzeLe bronze
TinL’étain (masculine)
PlatinumLe platine
MercuryLe mercure
NickelLe nickel
MagnesiumLe magnésium
SodiumLe sodium
AluminiumL’aluminium (masculine)
French Metal Vocabulary
RustLa rouille
To rustRouiller
Ironwork placeUne ferronnerie
Ironwork placeUne métallerie
Metallurgy La métalurgie
To solderSouder

How do you say Heavy Metal Music in French?

Maybe you’re not at all interested in metal in French but in French music! Well we don’t have a proper French name for heavy metal… we use English and say “heavy metal”…

And now you’re in for a treat! I’m taking you to IJA Ferronnerie in Saint-Quay Pontrieux – next to my home town of Paimpol, Brittany, to meet metal artist Sigrid!

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Live French Interview With a French Metal Artist

The other day I was in the town of Saint-Quay Pontrieux and went to “une ferronnerie / une métallerie” (ironwork) to see the art work of Sigrid. She kindly accepted to answer a few questions on camera for me. Can you understand us?

Choose the CC option located to the bottom right of the video and then the gear option to select no subtitles, French subtitles (checked by me) or English subtitles.

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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