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Island in French 🇫🇷

in English in French S
island île
How to say “island” in French? “Île”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “île” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on island in French like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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It is very often the case that a circonflexe represents the deletion of an s. Usually before the circonflexe but not here.

This is useful to identify cognates

Île = isle

9 months ago


Looks like English isle. And that’s what it means.

9 months ago

île info.

To remember the French word “île” for the English word “island,” you might consider the visual similarity between the lowercase “i” in “island” and the letter “î” in “île,” both of which have a single dot or accent above them. Another trick is to remember the phrase **”I’ll go to the ‘île'”** which can remind you that “île” sounds similar to “I’ll”.

“Île” refers to a piece of land surrounded by water. Other words that mean the same thing in French include:

– “Archipel” for “archipelago” in English, which refers to a group of islands.
– “Atoll,” which is the same in English, referring to a ring-shaped coral island.

In terms of alternate meanings and slang, “île” does not typically have slang connotations and is used in a straightforward manner to indicate an island.

Here are a few examples of sentences that use “île”:

– Nous passerons nos vacances sur une petite île en Méditerranée.
(We will spend our holidays on a small island in the Mediterranean.)

– L’île de la Cité est au cœur de Paris.
(The Île de la Cité is in the heart of Paris.)

– Cette île est connue pour sa biodiversité unique.
(This island is known for its unique biodiversity.)

Remember, “île” has a stress on the first syllable, pronounced like “eel” in English.

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