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


Loulou (gentlemen) Louloute (ladies)
Pitchoune (ladies) 

Choupette (ladies)



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