4. le fantôme

Je suis le fantôme!
I’m a ghost!

le fantôme / noun, ghost

Whenever you see a circumflex, it means there used to be an S following that vowel. That’s why for example, fête which means party (used to be feste, sound familiar?). Here the word apparently used to be fantosme, which sound like the English “phantasm,” meaning a hallucination or ghost.

four other masculine nouns

  • le temps / time
  • le parking / parking lot
  • le nez / nose
  • le circonflexe / circumflex accent mark (ˆ)

Additional examples:

As-tu peur des fantômes?
Are you afraid of ghosts?

Je n’ai pas peur des fantômes.
I’m not afraid of ghosts.