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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
EnglishFrench VegetablesEnglish SentenceFrench Sentences
PotatoLa pomme de terre / les pommes de terreFrench people love potatoesLes français aiment les pommes de terre
CarrotLa carotte / les carottesCarrots are very cheapLes carottes sont très bon marché
Sweet PotatoLa patate douce / les patates doucesSweet potatoes are very heavy.Les patates douces sont très lourdes.
OnionL’Oignon / les oignonsDo you like onions?Vous aimez les oignons?
LeekLe poireau / les poireauxWhere do I buy a leek?Où acheter un poireau?
GarlicL’ailGarlic has a strong flavour.L’ail a une saveur forte.
TurnipLe Navet / les navetsMy least favourite vegetable is the Turnip.Mon légume le moins préféré est le navet.
RadishLe radis / les radisRed Radishes are quite tastyLes radis rouges sont assez savoureux
GingerLe gingembre / Les gingembresThere is a bottle of Ginger paste in the fridge.Il y a une bouteille de pâte de gingembre dans le frigo.
BeetrootLa Betterave / Les BetteravesCan you peel the beetroot?Pouvez-vous éplucher la betterave?
CeleriacLe céleri-rave / Les céleri-raveCeleriac 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
EnglishFrench VegetablesEnglish SentenceFrench Sentences
Auberginel’aubergineYou know that I hate aubergine!Tu sais que je déteste l’aubergine !
Bell Peppers / Capsicumle poivronBell peppers stuffed with potatoes are delicious.Les poivrons farcis aux pommes de terre sont délicieux.
Zucchinila courgetteMy baby likes to play with the Zucchini.Mon bébé aime jouer avec les courgettes.
Tomatola tomateTomatoes are red.Les tomates sont rouges.
Cauliflowerle chou-fleurThat is a very large Cauliflower.C’est un très gros chou-fleur.
Peasles poisYou can buy frozen peas in any supermarket.Vous pouvez acheter des pois surgelés dans n’importe quel supermarché.
French Beansles haricots vertsThe French beans are rotten.Les haricots verts sont pourris.
Chilli Peppersles pimentsPlease do not add chilli peppers to the burgers.Veuillez ne pas ajouter de piment aux burgers.
Cucumberle concombreBuy two bottles of Pickled Cucumbers.Achetez deux bouteilles de concombres marinés.
Cornle maisCrows love corn.Les corbeaux aiment le maïs.
Avocadoesl’avocatAvocadoes are quite healthy.Les avocats sont assez sains.
Mushroomsles champignonsYou can find over 10 varieties of mushrooms in France.Vous pouvez trouver plus de 10 variétés de champignons en France.
Olivesles olivesFrench Olives are the best olives in the world.Les olives françaises sont les meilleures olives du monde.
Pumpkinsles citrouillesThe largest Pumpkin weighs over 500 kg.La plus grande citrouille pèse plus de 500 kg.
Lemonsles citronsCan I have some lemon juice?Puis-je avoir du jus de citron?
Brussels Sproutsles choux de bruxellesPlease don’t buy Brussels Sprouts for Christmas.S’il vous plaît, n’achetez pas de choux de Bruxelles pour Noël.
Squashla courgeThat 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
EnglishFrench VegetablesEnglish SentenceFrench Sentences
Soya BeansLes graines de sojaYou can make tasty burger patties with Soya BeansVous pouvez faire de délicieuses galettes de hamburger avec des graines de soja
LentilsLes lentillesDid you know that Lentils are rich in protein?Saviez-vous que les lentilles sont riches en protéines ?
Lima beansLes haricots de LimaLima beans are quite expensive.Les haricots de Lima sont assez chers.
Mung beansLes haricots mungoThe Indian man likes mung beans.L’homme indien aime les haricots mungo.
Kidney beansLes haricots rougesThe Mexican man likes kidney beans in his taco.Le Mexicain aime les haricots rouges dans son taco.
Black beansLes haricots noirsThe black beans are tastier than kidney beans.Les haricots noirs sont plus savoureux que les haricots rouges.
LegumesLes LégumineusesLegumes are healthy.Les légumineuses sont saines.
SproutsLes germesIf you need to lose weight, eat Sprouts every day.Si vous avez besoin de perdre du poids, mangez des germes tous les jours.
ChickpeasLes pois chichesWe have a farm and we grow Chickpeas.Nous avons une ferme et nous cultivons des pois chiches.
PeanutsLes cacahuètesPeanuts 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
EnglishFrenchEnglish SentenceFrench Sentences
AsparagusL’aspergeI like Asparagus soup.J’aime la soupe aux asperges.
CabbageLe ChouRabbits love cabbage leaves.Les lapins adorent les feuilles de chou.
LettuceLa laitueAn Iceberg Lettuce can weigh over a kilo.Une laitue peut peser plus d’un kilo.
SpinachLes épinardsCan you add some spinach in the salad?Pouvez-vous ajouter des épinards dans la salade?
CeleryLe CéleriCelery is the most important ingredient in a salad.Le céleri est l’ingrédient le plus important d’une salade.
BroccoliLe brocoliBroccoli needs to be boiled.Le brocoli doit être bouilli.
Salad leavesLes feuilles de saladeI usually throw away the salad leaves.Je jette généralement les feuilles de salade.
Butterhead LettuceLa laitue pomméeThe 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
EnglishFrenchEnglish SentenceFrench Sentences
LeafLa feuilleThe leaf is very big and red.La feuille est très grande et rouge.
LeavesLes feuillesThe yellow Leaf and the green LeavesLa Feuille jaune et les Feuilles vertes
BranchLa brancheThe dog likes the big branch.Le chien aime la grosse branche.
BranchesLes branchesThere are many branches and leavesIl y a beaucoup de branches et de feuilles
TreeL’arbreThe tree is hugeL’arbre est énorme
TreesLes arbresThe trees in India are green.Les arbres en Inde sont verts.
RootLa racineThe root is deep and powerful.La racine est profonde et puissante.
RootsLes racinesThe coconut tree has strong roots.Le cocotier a de fortes racines.
FlowerLa fleurThe violet flower is poisonous.La fleur violette est toxique.
FlowersLes fleursThe flowers are prettyLes fleurs sont jolies
Tree BarkL’écorce des arbresThe tree bark is tasty.L’écorce des arbres est savoureuse.
tree trunkLe tronc d’arbreThe tree trunk is used to make chairs and tables.Le tronc d’arbre est utilisé pour fabriquer des chaises et des tables.
fruitLe fruitWe should have fruit juice with breakfastNous devrions avoir du jus de fruits avec le petit déjeuner
VegetableLe légumeAll animals like to eat vegetables.Tous les animaux aiment manger des légumes.



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