XPress: French in 40 Hours


Restaurant (le restaurant)

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English Images French Listen and Repeat
Write (r = response; f = first letter)
a table Cozy dining room with table illustration une table  
a chair old chair une chaise  
the bathroom Fashionable bathroom illustration les toilettes  
the wine Wine, Glass, White, Grapes, Drinks le vin  
the bread  Bread, Food, Bakery, French, Baguettes le pain  
a reservation  Restaurant, Reservation, Food une réservation  
a waiter  Cartoon Character, Waiter, Idea un serveur, une serveuse  
a glass of water Backlit glas un verre d'eau  
there are four of us  Family sitting around table nous sommes quatre/on est quatre
please  Girl asking for somethin  s'il vous plaît  
thank you  Present 3 merci  
the nuts  Nuts, Almonds, Seeds, Food, Batch les noix  
delicious  Portrait of a handsome male chef dressed in uniform délicieux  
the salad  Salad, Salad Bowl, Healthy, Eat, Food une salade  
the bill  20 with diner receipt l'addition, la note  
the chicken  Chicken Breast, Food Ingredients le poulet  
the shrimp  Prawns, Steamed, Seafood, Restaurant les crevettes  
the fish Fish, Sea Bream, Potatoes, Kitchen, Cook le poisson  
the beef  Fillet Of Beef, Roast Beef, Steak le boeuf  
the pork  Pig, Cartoon, Animals, Farm, Lovely le porc  
the egg  Egg, Socket, Full, Busy, Bird'S Nest l'oeuf  
the salt  Salt, Salt Shaker, Table Salt le sel  
the pepper  Pepper, Pepper Mill, Sharp, Benefit From le poivre    
spicy  Chilli, Bite, Hot, Lips, Mouth, Eat épicé  
the milk  child with a glass of milk le lait  
a coffee  Coffee, Coffee Cup, Cup, Drink, Beans un café  
a tea Green Tea, Drink, Chinese, Ceramics un thé  
a dessert  Bananas, Dessert, Sweets, Whipped Cream un dessert  
an appetizer  Good morning sunshine un amuse-gueule  
breakfast Healthy Breakfast on White Background. Illustration vector illustration  le petit déjeuner
lunch  Club Sandwich, Fast Food, Snack, Fries le déjeuner  
supper  Christmas Dinner, Family Dinner le dîner  
the food Healthy Heart Super Food. Concept to promote good health with superfoods of pulses, seeds, fruit, vegetables, nuts, herbs and spice with omega 3 fatty acids royalty free stock images  la nourriture  
I am hungry  Hungry pug thinking about food j'ai faim  
I am thirsty Illustrated man drinking a big glass of water j'ai soif
I would like to order  Waitress taking orders from people in restaurant je voudrais commander  
a plate Plate,plate,dinner,dish une assiette  
a fork Fork,fork,isolated,spoon une fourchette  
a spoon  Cuillère À Café, Métal, Manger, Cuillère une cuillère  
a knife Antique silver knife. un couteau  
vegetarian small salad with lime végétarien  
 gluten-free  Pasta, Buckwheat, Food, Gluten-Free sans gluten  

You can learn more about words for food here.

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Helpful verbs and expressions

Verbs: manger ("to eat"), boire ("to drink"), aimer ("to like"), trop de ("too much/many"), assez de ("enough"), être allergique à ("to be allergic to"), e.g.:

J'ai mangé trop d'arachides = "I ate too many peanuts"

Conjugate manger

Il faut boire assez d'eau = "You need to drink enough water"

Conjugate boire

J'aime le fromage = "I like cheese"

Conjugate aimer

être allergique à
Je suis allergique aux noix = "I am allerigic to nuts"

Conjugate être

You can learn the full conjugation of these verbs here.

Grammar Point: Negation

Negative sentences are formed by placing the word ne before the verb and pas after it, e.g.:Je ne travaille pas aujourd'hui ("I don't work today"). To mean "nothing/not anything", use ne + verb + rien (e.g.: Je ne veux rien); to mean "no one", use ne + verb + personne (e.g.: Il n'y a personne dans la salle).
Note that when speaking, the ne is often omitted.
You can learn more about negation here.


1/ Write a dialogue where a customer orders a three-course meal. The main characters are the customer (le client or la cliente) and the waiter (le serveur or la serveuse).

2/ Write a story describing your favourite restaurant.

Be sure to check the grammar of your scenarios here.

You can use the BonPatron Grammar Guide to test your knowledge of a wide variety of verbs and nouns.
Verb conjugation:
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