Events  The great list of romantic French nicknames
14/02/201600:00 TV5MONDE

 
Are you a chouchou, a small cabbage or a little flea?
 
Get ready for a French Valentine’s Day! Take a look at these funny terms of endearments that French people use for her and for him… 

 
 
 
For the foodies

 

 
My (little) cabbage

mon chou (we actually don’t know if it is referring to the pastry chou or to the vegetable) Chouchou is also used as well as mon bout d’chou, choupinette 

 
My barley sugar

mon sucre d’orge

 
My marchmallow

mon chamallow

 
My sweetie

ma douce

 
two chou-pastries for Valentine

 
 
 
For the animal-lovers

 


 
My flea

ma puce (for ladies only) or pupuce 

 
My doe

ma biche or my bichette (a little doe) for ladies only

 
My kitten

mon chaton
 
 
My (little) cat

mon (petit) chat 

 
My hen

ma cocotte or ma poule (ladies only)

 
My chick

mon poussin
 
 
My duck

mon canard
 
 
My dove

ma colombe
 
 
My gazelle

ma gazelle
 
 
My wolf

mon loup
 
 
My rabbit

mon lapin / also lapinou
 
 
My otter

ma loutre

 
 

 

 
For the classics

 

 
My beautiful

ma belle (ladies only) or ma jolie

 
(My) Baby

(mon) Bébé

 
My dear

mon chéri (gentlemen) ma chérie (ladies)

 
My (little) heart

mon (petit) coeur

 
My half

ma moitié

 
My doll

ma poupée (ladies only)
 
 
My treasure

mon trésor
 
 
My love

mon amour – also Mamour 
 
 
My (little) man

mon (petit) homme 
 
 
My angel

mon ange
 
 
My jewel

mon bijou

 
 



 
For the others

 


 
Doudou
 
Loulou (gentlemen) Louloute (ladies)
 
Pitchoune (ladies) 
 
Roudoudou 

Choupette (ladies)



 


HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO YOU ALL! 

 
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Sources: bbc.com.magazine and french.about.com 


 
 
 
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