French expressions about helping around the house

Learn some useful French expressions about helping around at home.  Talk about chores and activities you can do at home to help. All the expressions below are in the present tense since they are talking about things you can usually do at home. Check out the lesson on the present tense if you’re unsure.

French expressions about helping around at home

Phrases en français (French translations)Sons (French audio)Phrases en anglais (English translations)
Je fais mon lit
I make my bed
Je fais la lessive
I do the washing
Je fais le ménage
I do the cleaning
Je fais le repassage
I do the ironing
Je fais la cuisine
I do the cooking
Je fais la vaisselle I do the washing-up
Je fais les courses
I do the shopping
Je fais du jardinage
I do some gardening
Je mets la table
I set the table
Je débarrasse la table
I clear the table
Je passe l’aspirateur
I vacuum / I hoover
Je sors la poubelle
I take the bin out
Je lave la voiture
I was the car
Je range ma chambre
I tidy my room
Je promène le chien
I walk the dog
Je tonds la pelouse
I mow the lawn

Elsewhere on the web - BBC Bitesize

Check the Bitesize GCSE guide about the daily routine for some extra learning.


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Learn about the ‘Faire’ – ‘To do’ in the present tense.

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