7 Romantic French Words to Memorize for Your Mate ...


If you're tired of calling your boyfriend "honey" and "bae," there are plenty of other words you can use to describe him. Instead of speaking in English, you can try using French for a change. It's one of the most romantic languages that exist, after all. Here are a few romantic French pet names to memorize for your mate:

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Mon Amour

This means, "my love." If you and your mate are comfortable saying those three little words to each other, then you should use this pet name for him. As long as you fill him in on the translation, each time you say it he'll be reminded of the love you have for him. It's a sweet way to say the L phrase without actually saying it.


Mon Ange

This means, "my angel." If your boyfriend is simply a blessing, then you should call him by this name. Of course, it will work equally as well if you use it ironically--so if your man is a troublemaking heartbreaker, you should also use this pet name. It's a cute way to let him know you see how much trouble he is.


Mon Trésor

This means, "my treasure." It's cute to use on a guy that you cherish, but it's also nice to use on someone you're not romantically linked to. It's a pet name that you could use for your daughter, your pet, or your best friend. It's just a sweet way to say that you value someone.


Mon Coeur

This means, "my heart." If your man has your heart, then remind him by using this pet name. It'll let him know that he's the most important thing in your life, that you'd do anything for him, and that he's what makes your heart continue to beat. What's more romantic than that?


Mon Chéri

This means, "my darling." You've probably heard it before, because it's one of the most popular French sayings in the world. This is great to use when you don't feel like explaining yourself, because everyone around you will already know what it means. You'll have no reason to bust out the dictionary for them.


Mon Nounours

This means, "my teddy bear." If you love snuggling with your boyfriend, this is a cute way to remind him of how huggable he is. Sure, it's kind of an embarrassing thing to call a man in public, but no one else will know what you're saying, so you can toss the word around as often as you'd like without making your man blush.


Ma Colombe

This means, "my dove." You don't really hear anyone call their boyfriend a dove in English, which is why this pet name is so special. It's rare, so you don't have to worry about being original. You'll be the only person in town who uses it--until your friends catch on, see how adorable it is, and steal it for themselves.

French is the language of love, which is why you should borrow some phrases to call your mate when you're in the mood to be romantic. As long as you translate for him, it's sure to impress him, so you'll end up with a face full of kisses. What pet name do you currently call your boyfriend? What does he call you?

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"Mon nounours" and "ma colombe" NEVER say that !

I agree with the others; several of these are not for men.

N'importe quoi!

If you say mon nounours to your boyfriend it means he's a bit podgy and I agree with Clara, ma colombe is only for women and it's maybe only used by old people. But you can also use "mon chaton" or "mon poussin" :) it's cute!

Anything said in French is lovely:)

My husband is country and from South Carolina. He would be like "huh?"

"Ma colombe" sounds very old and you'll never use it for a man!!!!

How cute

Cute. ❤️

I do not know French, what a pity :-(

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