This study examines Turkish compound nouns that are made up of French words. To this end, based on Türkçede Batı Kökenli Kelimeler Sözlüğü, related examples are written and their significances in Turkish are provided. Next, the meanings of the words forming the compound in the source language, namely French, are explained one by one. It is known that compound words, which are considered compound nouns, can be in the form of possessive construction, adjective clause, postposition group, adverb group, noun groups that are made up of cases, finite verb or reduplication. Starting from this point, it is aimed to show what kind of structure these compound words are formed with. As a result, these compounds, which are observed to be formed in the possessive construction or adjective clause pattern, are divided into two according to whether they are in the possessive construction or adjective clause pattern. Moreover, how the possessive construction and adjective clause are established in Turkish and French is mentioned. It has been understood that Turkish compound nouns composed of French words in the adjective clause pattern are higher in number than those in the possessive construction structure.
French words, compound noun, possessive construction, adjective clause