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French Food Words Quiz

Below you will see a bunch of French words for food and drink. Enter their English translations.
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Last updated: April 1, 2015
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First submittedOctober 5, 2012
Times taken144,555
Average score75.0%
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French
English
Eau
Water
Fromage
Cheese
Pain
Bread
Café
Coffee
Gâteau
Cake
Oeuf
Egg
Pomme
Apple
Pomme de Terre
Potato
French
English
Vin
Wine
Lapin
Rabbit
Sucre
Sugar
Confiture
Jam
Beurre
Butter
Canard
Duck
Menthe
Mint
Poisson
Fish
French
English
Foie
Liver
Champignon
Mushroom
Cerise
Cherry
Frites
Fries
Miel
Honey
Fraise
Strawberry
Framboise
Raspberry
Citron
Lemon
100 Recent Comments
+5
Level 57
Oct 8, 2014
Why do you not count "french fries" for "fries?" Are they not the same thing?
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Level 70
Jul 2, 2015
i second that
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Level 70
Jul 14, 2015
I third that
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Level 22
Jul 14, 2015
I fourth that
+3
Level 59
Apr 28, 2018
I just put chips.
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Level 89
Oct 11, 2018
Doesn't the word chips imply harder material than French fries?
+3
Level 79
Jun 21, 2020
That's the British term for that.
+3
Level 70
Jan 13, 2019
I'm hungry..
+1
Level 71
Feb 15, 2019
Yeah, I was like ಠ_ಠ seriously...?
+1
Level 66
Nov 8, 2021
I wonder how you say unicode characters...
+2
Level 27
Mar 20, 2020
I don't that

French Fries are actually Belgian

Greek yogurt is turkish

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Level 51
Dec 8, 2014
After 10 years of french, you BET I got them all with 3:16 to spare
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Level 62
Apr 3, 2015
You should change "frites" to "pommes frites". "Frites" on its own just means fried. And you should also add French fries as an acceptable answer.
+8
Level 59
Jul 1, 2019
Except nobody calls them "pommes frites" in french.
+1
Level 79
Jun 21, 2020
Really? I know 'Pommes frites' is used in German.
+5
Level 58
Oct 14, 2021
Is this German?
+1
Level 42
Apr 27, 2015
24/24 and over 2mins left! Nice quiz.
+2
Level 70
May 5, 2015
23/24 I could not remember Honey for Miel although it was on the tip of my tongue....... the word, not the honey.
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Level 71
Jul 14, 2015
i was listening to dernière danse by indila and she said miel while I read it hahaha
+9
Level 56
Jul 14, 2015
I will never forget "fromage" as long as I live, all thanks to Dexter's Laboratory. "Omelette du fromage -- omelette du fromage -- omelette du fromage -- omelette du fromage --"
+1
Level 31
Jul 18, 2015
Got everything but had to look up liver. Thought it was pate
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Level 20
Apr 7, 2016
It is pate. I've never heard this one. I am in my first year of French and we just finished learning foods.
+6
Level 75
Apr 25, 2016
It is not pâté : you can make pâté with liver (and with a lot of other things too), but liver is the organ, foie, and only foie. You've got a liver, you are not made of pâté !
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Level 77
Jul 24, 2015
The answers should really be paired to the clues in this one, no guessing every damn food you know to get a lot of them right.
+1
Level 70
Jan 13, 2019
I agree this quiz desperately needs a yellow box
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Level 63
Aug 27, 2015
Haven't taken french since it stopped being mandatory in high school (I'm 25), but I'm Canadian- so thanks, bilingual packaging! I remember my food words REALLY well. Only thing I missed was confiture. :P
+2
Level 35
Sep 18, 2015
Where is Pamplemousse? My favourite french word cause it's so silly sounding :)
+1
Level 68
May 10, 2017
You took my comment! I was just about to write that when I took French at school, my favourite French word was pamplemousse.
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Level 48
Oct 15, 2018
agreed...
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Level 58
Feb 2, 2020
Mine was Chou-fleur... cabbage flower or cauliflower!
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Level 83
Feb 19, 2024
that's literally the etymology of cauliflower... the 'caul' root means 'cabbage' and appears all over the place, like in 'kale' and 'Kohl'. they're the same plant
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Level 39
May 29, 2016
Throwback to grade nine French! ... such terrible times. *shudders*
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Level 78
May 31, 2016
There is no need to learn culinary French. If you are in a restaurant in France everything on the menu will be delicious by definition. All you have to do is to point at random and wait for a fantastic meal. Neantmoins, j'ai recu 24 sur 24 :)
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Level 68
Nov 20, 2021
As someone who doesn't speak French, I'd be hesitant to order fish, though... =)
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Level 71
May 8, 2023
It's also not really true, of course; many would consider andouillete noisome, or even escargots or rognons d'agneau or steak haché depending on what you're used to, and these are common items. I've eaten cheval and pigeon, too, and they were delicious but you probably don't want to be surprised to get it.
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Level 22
Jul 8, 2016
Escargots? Miam?
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Level 74
Dec 24, 2016
i kept on spelling wine as "vine". derp.
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Level 57
Feb 11, 2017
got them all
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Level 37
Mar 8, 2017
Pate de foie gras =

(paste) (of) (liver) (fat) or Paste made of fatty liver.

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Level 20
Apr 26, 2024
Or a more common way of saying, pate
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Level 48
May 4, 2017
All with 2:51 left - and only did French to the age of 13
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Level 19
Sep 14, 2017
I never listened in French class, but 100% and 3:10 left.

Maybe my subconscious was listening.

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Level 53
Sep 25, 2017
Why only accept fries instead of "French fries" or "fried potatoes"?
+3
Level 37
Oct 10, 2018
Because "Frites" means fried, not french fries.
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Level 46
Nov 20, 2017
100% and 3:15 left, and I don't even learn French. I just signed up for this French learning website and learnt some basics for a couple of months earlier this year because I was bored, haha.
+7
Level 66
Dec 19, 2017
Anyone else messed up by the fact that "raspberr" is accepted, causing you to get an extra Y in your answer box?
+2
Level 70
Jan 13, 2019
yea that was weird, I started questioning myself thinking I accidentality typed another y... cause the type ins allowed are often very weird and annoying, (thought you get used to it, eventhough I still always type in the full word, atleast now I remember to look up and delete letter after allmost every answer)
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Level 75
Jan 11, 2021
Yeah why on Earth is respberry being accepted without the Y? Strawberry had to be complete...
+3
Level 71
May 8, 2023
my guess is that the pattern is supposed to be raspberr(ies|y) but ended up raspberr(|ies) or something.
+1
Level 74
Mar 25, 2018
I don't, and never have, spoken a lick of French. I ended up with 19 purely from lots of culinary experience and extrapolating from Spanish.
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Level 38
Aug 14, 2018
I thought that Lapin was rabbit but I didn't know that people ate it.
+1
Level 70
Oct 11, 2018
You can't beat a good Rabbit pie: Plenty of vegetables and stock and cut up the rabbit and cook till tender, season to taste then add a nice crust and bake in oven till crust cooked....... yum
+1
Level 58
Sep 14, 2018
Ugh, kept trying plurals: cherries, strawberries... Maybe allow those?
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Level 48
Oct 15, 2018
5 years of French in the 1960's finally paid off... what a shame it never worked when i tried to use my French in France...
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Level 70
Dec 8, 2018
Got em all 2:46 to.spare (and not the best typer) and neither english nor french is my first language. So im happy with that :)

Funny how you can see people's priorities...wine coffee and cheese are the most guessed haha

+2
Level 66
Jun 20, 2019
I'm actually doing this for the French badge, I'm lucky I just had this with my French lessons. :-)
+1
Level 63
Feb 9, 2021
Same here!
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Level 20
Jul 1, 2019
Woof! Finally the test of food for my french lesson. Got em' all! (Also this is my first time commenting in quiz! :D )
+1
Level 65
Jul 1, 2019
I would be hard pressed to try poisson again. I learned my lesson the first time.
+1
Level 63
Sep 18, 2019
Gateau is very often biscuit/cookie rather than cake.
+1
Level 27
Nov 14, 2019
Citron also means lime in some contexts
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Level 39
Jan 2, 2020
Only got 15. Not too bad for me but I guess I forgot alot from my few years of learning French during intermediate!
+2
Level 23
Apr 21, 2020
WHAT??? RABBITS?! I HATE YOU!!!
+2
Level 28
Jun 17, 2020
british people eat rabbit too and it's the same in every country so why hate france so much?
+1
Level 37
Apr 14, 2022
based serb
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Level 28
Jun 17, 2020
Living in France for 2 years really paid off! 3:16 remaining ;)
+1
Level 75
Aug 8, 2020
Learning french since the second grade, as well as living in Canada may have helped my chances on this quiz...
+1
Level 65
Aug 26, 2020
Ha! thanks for the free 5 points!

From a Frenchman.

Thanks!

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Level 65
Nov 2, 2020
I don't know about you, but though I speak French, when I saw Poisson, my English side kicked in and thought Poison. Then I realized it was fish. Lol
+1
Level 25
Nov 14, 2020
you should accept "French Fries"
+1
Level 59
Dec 18, 2020
100th
+1
Level 37
Mar 14, 2021
Finally something years of advanced french is good for :)
+1
Level 46
Mar 22, 2021
When I saw "Champignon" I immediately thought of champagne. Would've never thought it might be MUSHROOM lol.
+1
Level 90
Nov 20, 2021
The French word for "champagne" is "champagne" :)
+1
Level 32
Apr 2, 2021
i finished in just 2:32
+1
Level 48
Apr 22, 2021
helps to be canadian all our food labels are in french and english!
+2
Level 22
May 27, 2021
I am here to complete the france badge :)
+1
Level 68
Jun 18, 2021
I think you should also accept preserves for jam.
+1
Level 50
Jun 19, 2021
How dare you eat rabbit? *Rabbit cries in distance*
+1
Level 29
Jul 10, 2021
I Remember Watching On Youtube Someone Saying That Pain Means Bread In French lol
+1
Level 44
Oct 15, 2021
Délicieux!
+2
Level 60
Nov 20, 2021
Interestingly, there are no green vegetables on this...
+1
Level 90
Nov 20, 2021
Especially since French for pea pods or snap peas is "mangetout" which literally means "eat everything"
+1
Level 67
Nov 20, 2021
I like how pomme is apple and then pomme de terre is potato, I wanna learn French now
+2
Level 90
Nov 20, 2021
banane is banana and banane de terre is sweet potato
+1
Level 45
Apr 3, 2022
I lived in Senegal for 2 years, my mother lived in France for a while, and I go to a French school, at 10 years old, I got 23 out of 24, I forgot foix.
+1
Level 69
May 17, 2022
potato translates to land apple.
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Level 80
Feb 9, 2023
Same as Dutch - aardappel
+1
Level 49
Nov 16, 2022
I didn't get bread the first time lol
+1
Level 28
May 4, 2023
I know only two French foods. They are qUoSa and bAgUaE
+3
Level 75
May 4, 2023
Still accepting "raspberr" as an answer, nearly 6 years after it was pointed out...
+1
Level 61
May 4, 2023
I've never studied French as a foreign language but I got pretty easily 24/24.

Maybe it is because I'm French :')

+1
Level 68
May 4, 2023
I love me some good ol’ “earth apples”
+1
Level 59
Jun 27, 2023
Got "jam" only because konfitura in polish means jam xD
+2
Level 65
Aug 7, 2023
"Son, what are you eating?"

"Pain"

+1
Level 60
Sep 14, 2023
Citron is a fruit in English too which also translates to citron in French. Please accept citron.
+1
Level 47
Dec 12, 2023
Ah yes, my favorite food: water. Sometimes, I make myself water soup because I just feel like it. Baked water is when I have guests over. Fried water is usually for breakfast. Sliced water is just a little healthy snack. Sometimes I deep-fry water if I want. I'll take water candied, juiced, even if it is grilled to medium-rare. I love water.
+1
Level 48
Dec 15, 2023
Egg is actually Œuf, not oeuf
+2
Level 44
Mar 20, 2024
Nous les français, nous ne mangeons pas de lapins.

Certains oui mais très peu car c'est très honteux d'en manger.

+1
Level 45
Jun 3, 2024
I love how half the quizzes needed for the France Badge are French language quizzes and the other half are about the geography of France :P.