Bon Mots – Part 3

Here is another collection of French words that I learned recently. That is to say, it’s a bunch of words that I learned just now after ordering the catalog for the PhotoQuai 2011 exhibition that Mom and I saw along the banks of the Seine in Paris. It was a good exhibit, and I wanted to buy the catalog. Alas, the museum shop was closed for lunch, so I had to wait until we got home.

In the end I had to get the book from Amazon.fr, since the US store didn’t sell it (except at an inflated third-party reseller’s price). After placing my order, I poked around for a few minutes, noting words that were unfamiliar to me.

Here you go; a collection of French words about buying, selling, ordering, and e-commerce beyond acheter, vendre, and commander.

  • colis — package, parcel, packet
  • suivi du colis — package tracking
  • les frais — expenses, fees, charges, costs
  • gérer — to manage, handle
  • un emballage — packaging (sing.)
  • ajouter — to add
  • supprimer — to delete
  • le solde — (account) balance
  • programmé — scheduled (adj.)
  • commande — order (n.)
  • carnet — booklet, notebook, pocket book, stack, logbook
  • conseils — advice, suggestions (sing. = a word/bit of advice)
  • fournisseur — supplier
  • compte — account
  • facture — invoice
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3 Responses to Bon Mots – Part 3

  1. Céline says:

    Merci! J’ai reconnu plusieurs mots et expressions mais il y a quelques-unes qui sont complètement nouvelles. Si je dois commander un colis, je vais vous embaucher comme conseiller.

  2. Jeff Mather says:

    Oh, “embaucher” c’est une nouveauté. Merci!

  3. Pearlsa says:

    Hi Jeff,

    My sister an I saw that exhibition too. It was as you described it amazing. Now I wish I had gotten the catalog.

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