French Beverages Vocabulary

French Beverages VocabularyIn this lesson you’ll learn how to say different kinds of drinks (les boissons) in French. When you travel to France you’ll quickly discover that that in addition to having a very rich and vast cuisine, the the country also offers a very vast selection of beverages. Before French meals people traditionally have a light alcoholic beverage called an “apéritif”. A popular aperitif, especially in the south of France, is the “pastis”, an drink make from anise.

During the meal the beverage of choice is often bottled water or sparkling water as this is perceived to help digestion. Of course the French also enjoy drinking wine with their meals. A common “vin de table” (table wine) is often the beverage of choice for many families while the children enjoy sweetened syrup drinks (a popular one is the diabolo menthe), fruit juices and ciders.

After the meal the French often enjoy a nice coffee (usually an espresso) or a cup of tea. Finally, during the weekends and especially on Sunday afternoons French families enjoy getting together in one of the family member’s homes and enjoying a more expensive beverage. In these situations the host will often serve a bottle of prized wine or champagne poured into the family’s best crystal glasses.

Vocabulary List

le citron pressé
le citron pressé lemonade
fruit juice
le jus de fruit fruit juice
apple juice
le jus de pomme apple juice
orange juice
le jus d’orange orange juice
grape juice
le jus de raisin grape juice
tomato juice
le jus de tomate tomato juice
grapefruit juice
le jus de pamplemousse grapefruit juice
pineapple juice
le jus d'ananas pineapple juice
l’eau water
mineral water
l’eau minéral mineral water
tap water
l'eau du robinet tap water
sparkling water
l'eau gazeuse sparkling water
le lait milk
hot chocolate
le chocolat chaud hot chocolate
le café coffee
le thé le thé
black tea
le thé noir black tea
green tea
le thé vert green tea
le vin wine
l'apéritif apéritif
le champagne champagne
white wine
le vin blanc white wine
red wine
le vin rouge red wine
la bière beer
le cidre cider
anise drink
le pastis anise drink
diablo menthe
le diablo menthe green mint syrup in soda water
Le Coca Coca-Cola
diet Coke
le Coca light diet Coke
le Pepsi Pepsi

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