French Flavor Vocabulary

The French love to talk about the flavor of their food. French flavor food vocabulary words include salé (salty), sucré (sweet), épicé (spicy), amer (bitter) and acide (sour). This page provides a list of sample with a video lesson at the bottom.

Images of ingredients for flavors

Vocabulary and Sentences

1. Salé salty

  • Le fromage est salé. Cheese is salty.
  • J’aime les trucs salés. I like to eat salty stuff.

2. Sucré sweet

  • Les gâteaux sont sucrés. Cakes are sweet.
  • Évitez de manger trop sucré. Avoid eating too sweet.

3. épicé spicy

  • Je suis épicé(e). I am spicy.
  • La cuisine française n’est pas trop épicée. French cuisine isn’t too spicy.

4. Amer bitter

  • Je n’aime pas les plats amers. I don’t like bitter dishes.
  • Le chocolat amer Bitter chocolate

5. Acide sour

  • Les citrons sont acides. Lemons are sour.

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