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nautical terms

Nautical terms - Termes nautiques

25 basic words to get you going

  1. anchor ... f ... ancre
  2. beaconing ... m ... balisage
  3. boat ... m ... bateau
  4. buoy ... f ... bouée
  5. channel ... m ... chenal
  6. dinghy ... m ... dinghy, youyou
  7. docking ... m ... amarrage
  8. galley ... m ... cuisine
  9. hull ... f ... coque
  10. knot ... m ... nœud
  11. mile ... m ... mille (marin ou nautique)
  12. nautical ... m/f ... nautique
  13. old (wooden) boat ... m ... vieux gréement
  14. port ... m ... port
  15. port side ... m ... bâbord
  16. regatta ... f ... régate
  17. rigging ... m ... gréement
  18. rope ... m ... bout[1]
  19. sail ... f ... voile
  20. sailboat ... m ... voilier
  21. sea ... f ... mer
  22. starboard ... m ... tribord
  23. to rig ... ø ... gréer
  24. to sail ... ø ... faire de la voile
  25. yar[2] ... m/f ... paré - Anne’s translation 🙂

 

Note that un bateau is masculine in French.

  • My she is yar.
  • Ben dis-donc, il est paré.

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[1] pronounce boute. The real translations for rope are corde or cordage, but it’s considered bad luck to even think that word on a boat.

[2] Yar is also the name of a cute little river in Brittany, France

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