30 Phrases to Describe Your Daily Routine in French Tumu Learning

30 Phrases to Describe Your Daily Routine in French

How do you describe your daily routine in French? What are the most common phrases and vocabulary? In this article, I share my daily routine in French with 30 sentences. 

Table of contents

  • My morning routine
  • My afternoon routine
  • My evening routine
  • Reflexive verbs (conjugaison) 
  • The verb "faire" (to do)
  • Daily routine (French video)


Le matin (In the morning)

Let's take a look at these phrases describing my morning routine including getting up and getting ready for work! 

Note that these sentences are all in present tense which describe what I usually do. 

1. Je me réveille.

I wake up.

2. Je me lève. 

I get up.

3. Je me lève à sept heures.

I wake up at 7.

4. Comme tout le monde, je regarde sur mon téléphone portable.

Like everyone, I look at my cellphone.

5. Je regarde mes messages.

I look at my messages.

6. Ensuite, je me lave le visage. 

Then, I wash my face.

7. Je me brosse les dents.

I brush my teeth.

8. Puis, je me fais du café.

And then, I make myself a coffee.

9. Je ne peux pas commencer ma journée sans café. 

I can’t start my day without coffee.

10. Donc, je bois mon café.  

So, I drink my coffee.

Making coffee in French

11. Puis, je m’étire.

Then, I stretch. 

12. Je déjeune, bien sûr.

I have breakfast, of course.

13. Je prends mon petit déj.  

I have my breakfast. 

French breakfast

14. Je travaille chez moi. 

I work from home.

15. Donc, je commence tout de suite à travailler. 

So, I start immediately working.

16. Je prépare mes cours.

I prepare my lessons. 

17. Je réponds à mes mails.  

I respond to my emails. 

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À midi (At noon)

18. À midi, je prends mon déjeuner. 

At noon, I have my lunch. 

19. J’enseigne. 

I teach.

20. Je suis professeur de français.

I’m a French Teacher. 

21. Donc, j’enseigne tout l’après-midi.  

So, I teach all afternoon. 


Le soir (In the evening)

22. Après le travail, je fais une balade.

After work, I go for a walk. 

23. Ou je fais des exercices en écoutant de la musique. 

Or I exercise while listening to music.

24. Puis, je prends une douche. /Je me lave.  

After, I take a shower. 

25. Je fais un smoothie.

I make a smoothie. 

26. Et je dîne vers sept heures.

And I have dinner around 7. 

Dinner in French

27. Puis, je passe du temps avec ma famille. 

Then, I spend some time with my family.

28. Vers onze heures, je vais au lit.

Around 11, I go to bed. 

29. Et je lis un peu avant de dormir.  

And I read a bit before sleeping. 

30. Enfin, je me couche.

Finally, I go to bed.


Reflexive verbs in French

To describe daily routine, we use reflexive verbs such as : "se réveiller" (to wake up), "se lever" (to get up), "se laver" (to wash yourself) and "se coucher" (to go to bed).

"Se" is called a reflexive pronoun and it changes to "me", "te" , "nous" and "vous" depending the subject.

Let's have a look.

Je me réveille (I wake up)

Tu te réveilles (You wake up)

Il/elle se réveille (He/she/one wakes up)

Nous nous réveillons (We wake up) 

Vous vous réveillez (You -plural/formal- wake up) 

Ils/elles se réveillent (They -masculine/feminine- wake up)


Faire (To do, make) 

Similar to the reflexive verbs, the verb "faire" is a very useful verb to talk about daily routine. Let's look at these examples. 

Je fais une balade.

I go for a walk. 

Je fais des exercices.

I exercise. 

Je fais un smoothie.

I make a smoothie. 

The conjugaison of the verb "faire"

Faire is an irregular verb. Here's how to conjugate it with different subjects in present tense. 

Je fais (I do/make)

Tu fais (You do/make)

Il/elle/on fait (He, she, one does/makes)

Nous faisons (We do/make)

Vous faites (You -plural/formal- do/make)

Ils/elles font (They -mas./fem.- do/make)

Daily routine in French video

FInally here is my video that will teach you some simple phrases for daily routine in French. 

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