Leaving Cert French- Vocabulary on Friendship

The below vocabulary is designed to be useful if the topic of l’amitié appears in any form on the written section of the Leaving Cert. Bon courage- hope it’s helpful!

Un ami(e)/ copain(e)/ pote: Friend

Se disputer avec: To argue with

Se faire des amis: To make friends

Voler de ses propres ailes: To stand on one’s own two feet

Avoir les mêmes gouts: To have the same tastes

Avoir de bons rapports avec: to have a good relationship with

Se confier à: To confide with

Partager: To share

S’entendre bien/mal avec: To get on well with

Parler de tout: To speak about everything

Écouter: To listen

Énerver quelqu’un: To annoy somebody

Éviter: To avoid

Être d’un grand réconfort (pour): To be a good comfort (to)

Apprécier: To appreciate

Se distinguer: To distinguish oneself

Critiquer: To criticise

Se sentir: To feel

Passer du temps avec: To spend time with

Se vider la tète: To clear the mind

Conseiller: To advise

Soutenir: To support

Rire: To laugh

Compter sur: To count on

Avoir besoin de: To need

Ensemble: Together

L’ésprit: The mind

Le nid familial: Family nest

La solitude: Loneliness

Le conflit: Conflict

La confiance : Trust

Des conseils : Advice

L’un l’autre: Each other

Le bonheur : Happiness

Des soucis: Worries

En commun: In common

Sens de l’humeur: Sense of humour

L’honnête: Honesty

L’amitié: Friendship

Des disputes: Arguments

La valeur: The value

Casanier: A homebird

L’isolation sociale: Social isolation

Seul(e): Alone

Below are some sample sentences. Remember- these are formed with sentence structures here.

À vrai dire, l’amitié est essentiel pour notre bonheur. Il faut passer du temps avec des amis pour éviter la solitude et l’isolation sociale.  

To tell the truth, friendship is essential for our happiness. It is necessary to spend time with friends to avoid loneliness and social isolation.

Selon moi, il est important de partager leurs vies avec l’un l’ autre. Personnellement, je partage mes soucis avec mes amis- ils m’écoutent et me donnent des conseils.

According to me, it is important to share our lives with each other. Personally, I share my worries with my friends- they listen to me and give me advice.

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