black friday cyber monday save 25% on all premium packages »

Hallowe'en / Halloween (v)

Useful list of French vocabulary related to Hallowe'en

Vocab

Joyeux Halloween ! Happy Halloween!
La nuit d'Halloween Hallowe'en night
Une fête d'Halloween A Halloween party
Une soirée d'Halloween A Halloween party
Farce ou friandise ! Trick or treat!
Des bonbons Sweets / candy
Un déguisement A disguise
Un costume A disguise
Se déguiser To dress up
Un monstre A monster
Un vampire A vampire
Un loup garou A werewolf
Une sorcière Witch
Un squelette A skeleton
Un fantôme A ghost
Un zombie A zombie
Un épouvantail A scarecrow
Une momie A mummy
Un mort vivant A living dead
Une araignée A spider
La chauve-souris The bat
Un crapaud A toad
Une citrouille A pumpkin
Une citrouille-lanterne A Jack-o-lantern
Porter malheur To bring bad luck
Les films d'horreur Horror movies
Effrayant Scary
Terrifiant Terrifying
Une maison hantée A haunted house
Un cimetière A cemetery / graveyard
Une tombe A grave / a tomb
La pleine lune The full moon
Un cauchemar A nightmare

Q&A Forum 1 question, 2 answers

JayA1Kwiziq community member

Joyeuse Halloween ?

If Halloween is feminine, shouldn’t the expression be joyeuse Halloween instead of joyeux?

Asked 4 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Jay,

I would have said -

Joyeux Halloween !

was correct and if you do an internet search and in particular look at the images, you will find both but maybe more masculine form.

As it is an American import there will always be some contention.

Incidentally, Joyeuse Halloween and Joyeux Halloween sound the same, the -h being mute.

Hope this helps!

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Jay,

This is a tricky point that you raise with respect to "Halloween"

Both "joyeuse" and "Joyeux" are used through the French-speaking world.

Another issue that complicates the matter is whether or not the "h" is mute or aspirated.

There is a solution however -- why not just say "La joyeuse fête d'Halloween" ?

Jim

Joyeuse Halloween ?

If Halloween is feminine, shouldn’t the expression be joyeuse Halloween instead of joyeux?

Sign in to submit your answer

Don't have an account yet? Join today

Getting that for you now...