In common conversations, you are often asked about your astrological sign. If you don't know how to reply, don't worry. Here is a short lesson about how to say your zodiac sign in French language and ways to reply.
From now, you will enjoy discussing your horoscope with your Francophone friends.
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The Zodiac signs in French (les signes du Zodiaque en français).
The table below shows the names of the Zodiac signs in French, with their equivalent translation in English and related dates. For instance, a Gemini is called in French "gémeaux" which means twins. Les gémeaux are born between the months of May and June.
Some of the signs are animal names: for instance, le taureau (bull), le bélier (ram), les Poissons (fish), while others are a sickness name (le Cancer) or represent a scale (la Balance).
🛑Just be careful while using the phrase "I am virgo". Make sure you use it in the context of zodiac signs. Otherwise, it can be translated in French as "I am virgin".
Signes du Zodiaque en français
Zodiac signs in English
Dates in French
21 mars au 20 Avril
21 avril au 20 mai
21 mai au 21 juin
22 juin au 22 juillet
23 juillet au 22 août
23 août au 22 septembre
23 septembre au 22 octobre
23 octobre au 22 novembre
23 novembre au 21 décembre
22 décembre au 20 janvier
21 janvier au 19 février
20 février au 20 mars
Here are the star signs with their symbols in an infographic. Feel free to save it for later.
How to ask someone's horoscope sign in French?
If you want to know the horoscope sign of a friend, you can ask the following questions :
Quel est ton signe ?
C'est quoi ton signe? (informal)
Quel est ton signe astrologique?
Tu es de quel signe?
If ever you want to know your horoscope, you can ask the following questions :
" Quel est l'horoscope des scorpions?" => What is the horoscope of Scorpios?
Que dit l'horoscope des Scorpions ? => What does the Scorpios' horoscope say?
The person holding the newspapers or reading the horoscope will tell you what is predicted for people born between October and November.
How to say "I am Leo", "Libra" or "Aquarius"?
To say your horoscope sign, it is very easy if you know how to conjugate the verb être in present tense.
You just need to reply as the following : Je suis+ Signe
Je suis Lion => I am Leo
Je suis Balance => I am Libra
Je suis du vierge => I am Virgo
There is another way of replying using the preposition "de+ the definite article" but it is not used as often as the one above.
That mostly replys to the question " Tu es de quel signe?"
To avoid repetitions like " Je suis du signe du Lion", you can directly say "Je suis du Lion". But you will agree with me that the first one "Je suis Lion" is easy to use and remember and you don't need to worry about which definite article to use.
The 4 elements of astrology and the horoscope signs
Our horoscope signs can be classified depending on the element they belong to. Here are the four elements of astrology :
les signes d'eau (water signs) : Cancer, Scorpion, Poissons
les signes d'air (air signs) : Gémeaux, Balance, Verseau
les signes de terre (earth signs) : Taureau, Vierge, Capricorne
les signes de feu (fire signs) : Bélier, Lion, Sagittaire
If you want to remember the 12 zodiac signs, read this article where a mnemotechnic is proposed, to help you remember them with their dates.