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Description of domestic chores in French





le travail


les travaux domestiques

household chores


to put away


to clean

faire le menage

to clean up

faire le lit

to make the bed

ranger les vêtements

to put away clothes

nettoyer le lavabo

to clean the sink

ranger les magazines

to put away the magazines

passer l'aspirateur

to vacuum

nettoyer les vitres

to clean the windows

vider la corbeille

to empty the wastepaper baket


to empty

mettre la table

to set the table

mettre le couvert

to set the table with silverware

débarrasser la table

to clean off the table


to cut


to wash


to peel


to wipe, dry


to sweep


to take out

couper le pain

cut the bread

laver les légumes

to wash the vegetables

éplucher les carottes

to peel the carrots

faire la vaisselle

to do the dishes

ranger la vaisselle

to put away the dishes

essuyer les verres

to wipe or dry the glasses

essuyer la table

to wipe the table

balayer le sol

to sweep the floor

vider les ordures

to empty the garbage

sortir la poubelle

take out the trash


to iron

la lingerie

laundry room

je dois

I have to

faire le lessive

do the laundry

enlever la poussière

to dust

astiquer les meubles

to polish the furniture

repasser les chemises

to iron the shirts

laver la voiture

to wash the car


to water

arroser les plantes

to water the plants

arroser les fleurs

to water the flowers

couper l'herbe

cut the grass

tondre la peluse

to mow the lawn


to mow (short)


to prune

tailler les arbustes

to prune the shrubs

s'occuper de

to take care of

Je dois m'occuper des animaux

I have to take care of the animals

Je dois promener le chien

I have to walk the dog

Je dois donner à manger au chat

I have to feed the cat

Je dois donner à manger au lapin

I have to feed the rabbit

vider l'aquarium

to empty the aquarium


to fill

nettoyer la cage de l'oiseau

to clean the bird cage

de la perruche

of the parakeet

le cochon d'inde

the guinea pig

un hamster

a hamster

un poisson rouge


une souris blanche

a mouse

un perroquet

a parrot

Je nettoie ma chambre

I clean my room

Tu nettoies ta chambre

you clean your room

Il nettoie sa chambre

he cleans his room

Nous nettoyons notre chambre

we clean our room

Vous nettoyez votre chambre

You clean your room (formal)

Ils nettoient leur chambre

They clean their room (m.)

un couteau

a knife

un aspirateur

a vacuum cleaner

un chiffon

a rag

une tondeuse

a lawn mower

une éponge

a sponge

un balai

a broom

un sécateur

pruning shears

un tuyau d'arrosage

a hose

un fer à repasser

an iron

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