French Vocab

French Vocab for Mac is compatible with Snow Leopard (10.6) and higher.

French Vocab for Windows is compatible with Win 7 and higher.

Brief Description:

Windows Version 1.2.0 uses an installer.

French Vocab was developed to be a fun way to practice your French vocabulary. The built-in default list includes over 1000 French words and phrases.


Above you can see that a test is underway. (The Cocoa screenshot is a little bit different.) The sixth French translation is "surtout" and the answer is one of the ten multiple choices shown in the drop-down menu.

When you click on the "Start Test" button, a French translation is selected at random from the Maintenance window list and displayed. Your challenge is to select an English word or phrase from the drop-down menu (click on the down arrow to see the choices) and click on the "My Answer" button. If your answer is correct, you will be awarded five points and the next translation will be displayed automatically after one second. If your answer is incorrect, you will be penalized one point and the correct answer will be displayed. Click on the "Next" button to continue the test. The test is twenty translations. At the end of the test, your score is compared to scores in the High Scores windows. If your score is above zero and in the top ten scores, your name and score are added to the High Scores table. You can change a name by double-clicking the name, retyping the name and pressing the "Return" key. If you decide to clear High Scores, you are asked to verify that this was intentional.


Above you see the Maintenance window. The default list has over 1000 French words and phrases.

There is a button which can be pressed to revert to the default list. You can double-click on a cell to edit information. There are also buttons to add and delete rows and load/save the word/phrase and translation list. If you wish to load your own list, the file must be a tab delimited plain text file with UTF-8 format. The Maintenance Window includes characters which may be useful for adding or changing list information using copy/paste.

Sound is supported. You can turn sound on/off using the "Sound" menu item. High scores, Maintenance list words/translations and the sound setting are saved between sessions.


Click here to download Version 1.6.0 (2.8 MB) for Macintosh (OS 10.6 or later).

Click here to download Version 1.2.0 (1.7 MB) for Win 7, Win 8, and Win 10.

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