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Bonjour à tous !

In this lesson, you will learn French terms related to astronomy to talk about planets and stars.

The names of the planets are similar in French and English because they come from Latin and Greek but be careful because their pronunciations can be quite different.

English French
asteroid un astéroïde
astronaut un/une astronaute
astronomer un/une astronome
comet la comète 
constellation la constellation 
Earth La terre 
galaxy la galaxie 
Jupiter Jupiter 
Mars Mars 
Mercury Mercure 
meteor le météore 
meteorite la météorite 
moon la lune 
nebula la nébuleuse 
Neptune Neptune 
planet la planète 
Pluto Pluton 
Saturn Saturne
sky le ciel
solar system le système solaire
space l'espace (masculine)
spaceship le vaisseau spatial 
star une étoile
sun le soleil 
telescope le télescope 
universe l’univers (masculine) 
Uranus Uranus 
Milky way la voie lactée
Venus Vénus 


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