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List of 100+ Vegetables in French

List of 100+ Vegetables in French

Let us start off in the absolute beginning. Close your eyes… You are a baby…. What are the first few words that you speak? You start saying words you like which are basically all the food pieces that you eat. And babies are fed all the vegetables. This is true for a French speaking child as well. For the French child, it formulates nothing but the absolute basics of List of Vegetables in French including the list of legumes / beans in French..

List of Vegetables in French
List of Vegetables in French

Now let us skip ahead and go to school… I’m sure in school, we would have learnt about the vocabulary list of Vegetables. Now what about a child studying in French? Would it not be the case that they learn about the list of Vegetables in French and the list of beans in French?

One of the “most” common topics in French A1 is learning the vocabulary for how to describe what one ate and this always involves fruits and vegetables. We have already covered list of fruits, berries and nuts in another post. In this post, we will be learning about a comprehensive list of vegetables in French with tons and tons of examples



  1. How to say Vegetables in French?
  2. Complete List of Vegetables in French?
  3. Common supermarket vegetables in French
  4. Beans and lentils in French?
  5. Leafy vegetables in French?
  6. Parts of a plant in French?


How do you say “Vegetable” in French?

How do you say “Vegetable” in French?
How do you say “Vegetable” in French?
  • SINGULAR: The French translation for “The vegetable” is “Le légume”
    • EXAMPLE: “Potato is a vegetable.” à La pomme de terre est un légume.
  • PLURAL: The French word for “The Vegetables” is “Les légumes”
    • EXAMPLE: “I like vegetables.” à J’aime les légumes.


Root vegetables in French

Who doesn’t like a nice potato or an onion based dish. If you ask me (a true potato lover that I am) it’s nigh impossible for me to cook without either of the two. Literally speaking, potatoes are like a lifeline to me. Similarly we have a ton of root based vegetables which needs to be memorized in your quest to master the list of French Vegetables.

These are the common root based Vegetables that are found in any French supermarket and thus form an important part of the list of French vegetables. You can now learn the French vocabulary for the list of root based vegetables in French.

root vegetables in French
root vegetables in French
English French Vegetables English Sentence French Sentences
Potato La pomme de terre / les pommes de terre French people love potatoes Les français aiment les pommes de terre
Carrot La carotte / les carottes Carrots are very cheap Les carottes sont très bon marché
Sweet Potato La patate douce / les patates douces Sweet potatoes are very heavy. Les patates douces sont très lourdes.
Onion L’Oignon / les oignons Do you like onions? Vous aimez les oignons?
Leek Le poireau / les poireaux Where do I buy a leek? Où acheter un poireau?
Garlic L’ail Garlic has a strong flavour. L’ail a une saveur forte.
Turnip Le Navet / les navets My least favourite vegetable is the Turnip. Mon légume le moins préféré est le navet.
Radish Le radis / les radis Red Radishes are quite tasty Les radis rouges sont assez savoureux
Ginger Le gingembre / Les gingembres There is a bottle of Ginger paste in the fridge. Il y a une bouteille de pâte de gingembre dans le frigo.
Beetroot La Betterave / Les Betteraves Can you peel the beetroot? Pouvez-vous éplucher la betterave?
Celeriac Le céleri-rave / Les céleri-rave Celeriac is not tasty. Le céleri-rave n’est pas savoureux.


Common vegetables in French

Ok, let’s do a bit of role play…. You are in France…. You’re in a supermarket trying to pick up some local variety of vegetables to cook and eat.  How do you know which ones you need and which ones you don’t? You need to know the List of Vegetables in French and the list of lentils and beans in French.

Now that you have memorized the long list of French root vegetables, let’s dive into the most common French vegetables that you can see in French supermarkets and consumed by most French households.

Common vegetables in French
Common vegetables in French
English French Vegetables English Sentence French Sentences
Aubergine l’aubergine You know that I hate aubergine! Tu sais que je déteste l’aubergine !
Bell Peppers / Capsicum le poivron Bell peppers stuffed with potatoes are delicious. Les poivrons farcis aux pommes de terre sont délicieux.
Zucchini la courgette My baby likes to play with the Zucchini. Mon bébé aime jouer avec les courgettes.
Tomato la tomate Tomatoes are red. Les tomates sont rouges.
Cauliflower le chou-fleur That is a very large Cauliflower. C’est un très gros chou-fleur.
Peas les pois You can buy frozen peas in any supermarket. Vous pouvez acheter des pois surgelés dans n’importe quel supermarché.
French Beans les haricots verts The French beans are rotten. Les haricots verts sont pourris.
Chilli Peppers les piments Please do not add chilli peppers to the burgers. Veuillez ne pas ajouter de piment aux burgers.
Cucumber le concombre Buy two bottles of Pickled Cucumbers. Achetez deux bouteilles de concombres marinés.
Corn le mais Crows love corn. Les corbeaux aiment le maïs.
Avocadoes l’avocat Avocadoes are quite healthy. Les avocats sont assez sains.
Mushrooms les champignons You can find over 10 varieties of mushrooms in France. Vous pouvez trouver plus de 10 variétés de champignons en France.
Olives les olives French Olives are the best olives in the world. Les olives françaises sont les meilleures olives du monde.
Pumpkins les citrouilles The largest Pumpkin weighs over 500 kg. La plus grande citrouille pèse plus de 500 kg.
Lemons les citrons Can I have some lemon juice? Puis-je avoir du jus de citron?
Brussels Sprouts les choux de bruxelles Please don’t buy Brussels Sprouts for Christmas. S’il vous plaît, n’achetez pas de choux de Bruxelles pour Noël.
Squash la courge That squash is very heavy. Cette courge est très lourde.


Beans and lentils in French

WHOOOHOOO!! You have now memorized the long list of root vegetables in French and the even longer list of common French vegetables. Step 2 of memorizing the list of Vegetables in French is now complete….

Step three will be to memorize the most common list of beans and lentils in French. I understand that lentils and beans strictly don’t fall into the category of list of vegetables in French, buy hey, can you live without them? A ton of French dishes incorporate beans and lentils and you really cannot avoid them. They are common in Indian cuisine, African cuisine, and Chinese cuisine and also in South Asian cuisine.

Thus, lentils and beans are quite common in European cuisine and in fact all over the world. So let’s get digging into the list of beans and lentils in French, a sub part of the list of Vegetables in French and the list of beans in French!!

Beans and lentils in French
Beans and lentils in French
English French Vegetables English Sentence French Sentences
Soya Beans Les graines de soja You can make tasty burger patties with Soya Beans Vous pouvez faire de délicieuses galettes de hamburger avec des graines de soja
Lentils Les lentilles Did you know that Lentils are rich in protein? Saviez-vous que les lentilles sont riches en protéines ?
Lima beans Les haricots de Lima Lima beans are quite expensive. Les haricots de Lima sont assez chers.
Mung beans Les haricots mungo The Indian man likes mung beans. L’homme indien aime les haricots mungo.
Kidney beans Les haricots rouges The Mexican man likes kidney beans in his taco. Le Mexicain aime les haricots rouges dans son taco.
Black beans Les haricots noirs The black beans are tastier than kidney beans. Les haricots noirs sont plus savoureux que les haricots rouges.
Legumes Les Légumineuses Legumes are healthy. Les légumineuses sont saines.
Sprouts Les germes If you need to lose weight, eat Sprouts every day. Si vous avez besoin de perdre du poids, mangez des germes tous les jours.
Chickpeas Les pois chiches We have a farm and we grow Chickpeas. Nous avons une ferme et nous cultivons des pois chiches.
Peanuts Les cacahuètes Peanuts are common in Chinese cuisine. Les cacahuètes sont courantes dans la cuisine chinoise.


Leafy vegetables in French

Any dish that you order in France will offer you a side of salad. Even a burger will have a leaf of lettuce. You can find hundreds of types of salads across the world. The interesting thing about salad is that you may like one salad leaf and hate another? How do you know which one to ask and which one to not add? You have to learn, along with the list of vegetables in French, the French vocabulary list for the different types of salads in French.

Leafy vegetables in French
Leafy vegetables in French
English French English Sentence French Sentences
Asparagus L’asperge I like Asparagus soup. J’aime la soupe aux asperges.
Cabbage Le Chou Rabbits love cabbage leaves. Les lapins adorent les feuilles de chou.
Lettuce La laitue An Iceberg Lettuce can weigh over a kilo. Une laitue peut peser plus d’un kilo.
Spinach Les épinards Can you add some spinach in the salad? Pouvez-vous ajouter des épinards dans la salade?
Celery Le Céleri Celery is the most important ingredient in a salad. Le céleri est l’ingrédient le plus important d’une salade.
Broccoli Le brocoli Broccoli needs to be boiled. Le brocoli doit être bouilli.
Salad leaves Les feuilles de salade I usually throw away the salad leaves. Je jette généralement les feuilles de salade.
Butterhead Lettuce La laitue pommée The Butterhead Lettuce is the most common type of lettuce in Europe. La laitue pommée est le type de laitue le plus répandu en Europe.


Parts of a plant in French

I know that this topic is not included into the list of Vegetables in French. Also this is a topic which we have covered as a part of another blog (in the list of fruits in French). However I could not resist including this topic once again since this is one which is super important and highly ignored!!

Do learn and memorize the French vocabulary master word list for the different parts of a plant in French along with your List of Vegetables in French and the list of beans in French.

parts of a plant in French
parts of a plant in French
English French English Sentence French Sentences
Leaf La feuille The leaf is very big and red. La feuille est très grande et rouge.
Leaves Les feuilles The yellow Leaf and the green Leaves La Feuille jaune et les Feuilles vertes
Branch La branche The dog likes the big branch. Le chien aime la grosse branche.
Branches Les branches There are many branches and leaves Il y a beaucoup de branches et de feuilles
Tree L’arbre The tree is huge L’arbre est énorme
Trees Les arbres The trees in India are green. Les arbres en Inde sont verts.
Root La racine The root is deep and powerful. La racine est profonde et puissante.
Roots Les racines The coconut tree has strong roots. Le cocotier a de fortes racines.
Flower La fleur The violet flower is poisonous. La fleur violette est toxique.
Flowers Les fleurs The flowers are pretty Les fleurs sont jolies
Tree Bark L’écorce des arbres The tree bark is tasty. L’écorce des arbres est savoureuse.
tree trunk Le tronc d’arbre The tree trunk is used to make chairs and tables. Le tronc d’arbre est utilisé pour fabriquer des chaises et des tables.
fruit Le fruit We should have fruit juice with breakfast Nous devrions avoir du jus de fruits avec le petit déjeuner
Vegetable Le légume All animals like to eat vegetables. Tous les animaux aiment manger des légumes.



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