French Game of Thrones vocab list 

by lucillestudies

I made this list just because I thought it would be fun, I love Game of Thrones, and I have started reading the book (I am halfway through the 2nd one). I wanted to give a big round of applause to the translator(s) who did an amazing job on the French version, especially in translating the name of the different places (honestly, the meaning is the same but they succeed in using some old words which just make the whole thing even more realistic).

Jeu de Trônes (direct translation) - Game of Thrones (Actual title: Le Trône de Fer)


Hautjardin - Highgarden (direct translation)

Port-Réal - King’s Landing (”réal” is an adjective which means “royal” and “port” means… well, harbour.)

Lancehélion - Sunspear (”lance” is spear, and “hélion” comes from the greek “helios” which means sun, but it’s not actually a word in French. Sunspear indeed, but not directly, just etymologically)

Accalmie - Storm’s End (accalmie is indeed the word that describes the moment when a storm starts decreasing. I find this one particularly clever and poetic)

Peyredragon - Dragonstone (in occitan (a language from the south of France, “peyre” means stone)

Le Nord - The North (direct translation)

Vivesaigues - Riverrun (this one is tricky, “aigues” is an old word for “waters” and “vives” would roughly translate to “alive” or “lively”. This one is really cool because it does sound ancient and authentic)

Châteaunoir - Castle Black (direct translation)

Le Donjon Rouge - The Red Tower (donjon is actually a word for tower but more specifically the central tower of a castle where the lord and his family live)

Au-delà du Mur - Beyond the Wall (direct translation)

Les Cités Libres - The Free Cities (direct translation)

Les Îles de Fer - The Iron Islands (direct translation)

Daenerys du Typhon de la Maison Targaryen, Première du Nom, Reine de Meereen, Reine des Andals, de Rhoynar et des premiers hommes, Suzeraine des Sept Couronnes et Protecteur du Royaume, Khaleesi de la grande mer herbeuse, Mère des Dragons, L'ImbrûléeDaenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men, Lady Regnant of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Mother of Dragons, The Unburnt (sorry i am not translating title by title, but they are in the same order so you’ll be able to find the corresponding title easily)

Related vocab

Le Roi / La Reine - The King / The Queen

Le seigneur - the lord

Le Trône - the throne

La couronne - the crown

La Maison - the House

La famille - the family

La guerre - the war

Le complot - the plot

La trahison - the treason, betrayal

Le meurtre - the murder

Le pouvoir - the power

Une épée - a sword

Une armure - an armour

Une armée - an army

Le guerrier (la guerrière) - the warrior

La vengeance - the revenge

Le royaume - the realm

La conquête - the conquest

Le Sauvageon - the wildling

Le Marcheur Blanc - the white walker

okay this is started to be a bit long, I might do a second part with more vocab if people are interested in this! If you want me to make a specific vocab list, let me know by sending an ask!