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Food (la nourriture)

English French Listen and Repeat
the cheese le fromage  
the bread le pain  
the vegetables les légumes  
the meat la viande  
the rice le riz  
the fruit les fruits  
an apple une pomme  
the beans les haricots  
the nuts les noix  
some peanuts des arachides  
a salad une salade  
the chicken le poulet  
the shrimp les crevettes  
the fish le poisson  
the beef le boeuf  
the egg l'oeuf  
the salt le sel  
the milk le lait  
the garlic l'ail  
the oil l'huile  
a tomato une tomate  
breakfast le petit déjeuner
lunch le déjeuner
supper le dîner  
the food la nourriture  
I am hungry j'ai faim  
I am thirsty j'ai soif
a plate une assiette  
a fork une fourchette  
a spoon une cuillère  
a knife un couteau  
I am allergic to nuts Je suis allergique aux noix  


Helpful verbs

manger ("to eat"), boire ("to drink"), aimer ("to like"), ne pas aimer ("to not like"), cuisiner ("to cook").

J'ai assez mangé = "I have eaten enough"
Il faut boire de l'eau = "You need to drink water"
J'aime les fruits = "I like fruit"
ne pas aimer
Je n'aime pas la viande = "I don't like meat"
J'adore cuisiner = "I love to cook"

You can learn the conjugation of these verbs here.

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Grammar Point: when "be" = avoir

There are many expressions where English uses the verb "be", but French uses the verb avoir (literally "to have"). For example, "I am hungry" = J'ai faim; "She is 15 years old" = Elle a 15 ans; "They are afraid" = Ils ont peur. You can learn more about these differences between English and French here.

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