Fruit

French Fruit Vocabulary

In this lesson you will learn how to say different kinds of fruit in French. These include apples, bananas, oranges and much more. Please pay close attention to the gender of each fruit (masculine or feminine). These can be a bit tricky to learn but this is a great chance for you to improve. NOTE: This is an audio lesson. Click on any of the French words, listen and repeat. At the bottom of the page we’ve included resources for flashcards, a quiz, game and worksheet.

banana
la banane banana
apple
la pomme apple
orange
l’orange (f) orange
pear
la poire pear
melon
le melon melon
date
la datte date
grapefruit
le pamplemousse grapefruit
grape
le raisin grape
cherry
la cerise cherry
lemon
le citron lemon
lime
le citron vert lime
banana
la fraise strawberry
raspberry
la framboise raspberry
blackberry
la mûre blackberry
blueberry
la myrtille blueberry
watermelon
la pastèque watermelon
peach
la pêche peach
plum
la prune plum

Now practice saying the vocabulary with this video. First listen and in the second half you can test yourself!


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Explanations

At first glance this vocabulary appears to be quite easy. However, there are a few words which demand some closer attention. These are words that appear to be the same as in English but have different meanings.

These terms are referred to as “faux amis” in French. Two examples here are “la prune” for plum and “le raisin” for grape. In English we would use the word “grape” to refer to the fruit and “raisin” to refer to a dried grape. In French, “raisin” is the fruit itself, directly off the vine.

Regarding the word for plum, in French you say “la prune”. In English a prune is a dried plum. Lastly, please pay attention to the words for grapefruit (le pamplemousse) and watermelon (la pastèque) as they differ greatly from English.

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