French food vocabulary

French lesson 9 of vocabulary: French food vocabulary

French food vocabulary
The lexicon (vocabulary) of food is very important in French. Indeed, it is widely used by Francophones. At the beginner level (A1 level), this is one of the first things to learn and master. In the beginning, it will be very useful for you to have a basic conversation. Later, it will also be very useful to you because the vocabulary of food is used a lot. The video below will teach you the vocabulary of food in French:
Thanks to this video, you will learn the most common foods in French. To understand and pronounce food vocabulary well in French, watch the video several times, repeating aloud after the teacher. When the teacher says “du poisson”, say “du poisson”. When the teacher says “des fruits de mer”, say “des fruits de mer”. When the teacher says “un oeuf”, say “un oeuf”, etc.

To fully understand the written vocabulary of food and to write it well in French, copy the list below several times. Use the images in the video to help you understand the meaning of each food. Here is the list of foods featured in the video (in chronological order):

- du poisson
- des fruits de mer
- un oeuf, des oeufs

De la viande :

- du boeuf (de la viande de boeuf)
- du porc (de la viande de porc)
- de l’agneau (de la viande d’agneau)
- du poulet (de la viande de poulet)
- du veau (de la viande de veau)

Les produits laitiers :

- du beurre
- du fromage, des fromages
- du lait
- un yaourt

Les céréales :

- du pain
- des pâtes
- du riz

Les boissons :

- de l’eau
- du thé (un thé)
- du café (un café)
- du vin
- du jus de fruit (un jus de fruit)
- de la bière (une bière)

Autres :

- de l’huile
- du sel
- du poivre
- du sucre.

For convenience, below is the list of pets featured in the video (in chronological order) with the English translation:

- du poisson = fish
- des fruits de mer = seafood
- un oeuf, des oeufs = egg, eggs

De la viande = Meat:

- du boeuf (de la viande de boeuf) = beef (beef meat)
- du porc (de la viande de porc) = pork (pork meat)
- de l’agneau (de la viande d’agneau) = lamb (lamb meat)
- du poulet (de la viande de poulet) = chicken (chicken meat)
- du veau (de la viande de veau) = veal (veal meat)

Les produits laitiers = Dairy products:

- du beurre = butter
- du fromage, des fromages = cheese, cheeses
- du lait = milk
- un yaourt = a yogurt

Les céréales = Cereals:

- du pain = bread
- des pâtes = pasta
- du riz = rice

Les boissons = Drinks:

- de l’eau = water
- du thé (un thé) = tea (a tea)
- du café (un café) = coffee (a coffee)
- du vin = wine
- du jus de fruit (un jus de fruit) = fruit juice (a fruit juice)
- de la bière (une bière) = beer (a beer)

Autres = Other:

- de l’huile = oil
- du sel = salt
- du poivre = pepper
- du sucre = sugar.

To deepen this French vocabulary lesson on food, you can study the French course: learn to talk about your tastes and the French course: learn to shop at the market.

Once you have successfully mastered this vocabulary lesson on food in French, you can move on to the next lexicon lesson:

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