French Lesson 2 (Adjectives and Food)

Duration: 30 mins

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This second lesson teaches many important aspect in French like adjectives, vocabulary list about food and finally common phrases about greeting. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at French Classes.


Knowing adjectives in French is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some key words such as "good", "bad", "right", "wrong" etc. Adjectives are words used to describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence for example: I am happy. French is easy.

Below is a list of 20 adjectives that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, French, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Adjectives List in French

Adjectives French Audio
Old (opposite of new)Vieux
Cheappeu coûteux
Old (opposite of young)Vieux
Right (correct)bon

Now we will try to implement some of the words above into full French sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

French Adjectives in a Sentence

English French Audio
Am I right or wrong?J'ai raison ou tort?
Is he younger or older than you?Il est plus jeune ou plus âgé que toi?
Is the test easy or difficult?Ce test est-il facile ou difficile?
Is this book new or old?Ce livre est-il nouveau ou vieux?
This is so expensiveC'est très cher


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Vocabulary List about Food

Below is a list of 50 words related to food such as fruits, vegetables and edible items. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or off the menu in a restaurant without a problem.

Food List in French

Food French Audio
BreakfastLe petit déjeuner
LunchLe déjeuner
DinnerLe dîner
MealLe repas
ApplesLes pommes
AvocadosLes avocats
BananasLes bananes
BeansLes haricots verts
BreadLe pain
ButterLe beurre
Carrots Les carottes
CheeseLe fromage
ChickenLe poulet
CoffeeLe café
CornLe maïs
CucumbersLes concombres
EggsLes oeufs
FigsLes figues
FishLe poisson
FoodLa nourriture
FruitLes fruits
GrapesLes raisins
Ice creamLa glace
LemonsLes citrons
LettuceLa laitue
MeatLa viande
MilkLe lait
OlivesLes olives
OnionsLes oignons
Orange juiceLe jus d'orange
OrangesLes oranges
PeachesLes pêches
PearsLes poires
PeppersLes poivrons
PineapplesLes ananas
PizzaLe pizza
PotatoesLes pommes de terre
PumpkinLe potiron
SaladLa salade
SaltLe sel
SandwichLe sandwich
Soda (like Coke)La boisson gazeuse
StrawberriesLes fraises
SugarLe sucre
TeaLe thé
TomatoesLes tomates
VegetablesLes légumes
WatermelonLa pastèche


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Daily Conversation in French

Finally, a list of sentences If you simply want to ask a question, please vocabulary used in this lesson plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our French Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in French

English French Audio
Are you thirsty?As-tu soif?
I'm hungryJ'ai faim
Do you have a bottle of water?Avez-vous une bouteille d'eau?
Breakfast is readyLe petit-déjeuner est prêt
What kind of food do you like?Quelle genre de nourriture aimes-tu?
I like cheeseJ'aime le fromage
Bananas taste sweetLes bananes sont sucrées
I don't like cucumberJe n'aime pas le concombre
I like bananasJ'aime les bananes
Lemons taste sourLes citrons sont sûrs
This fruit is deliciousCe fruit est délicieux
Vegetables are healthyles légumes sont bons pour la santé
Good morning!Bonjour!
Good afternoon!Bon après-midi!
Good evening!Bonsoir!
How are you? (informal)Comment ca va?
How are you? (formal)Comment allez-vous?
What's up? (colloquial) Ça va?
I'm fine, thank you!Ca va, merci.
And you? (informal)Et toi?
And you? (formal)Et vous?

Fun Facts

Language Quote that a palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward or forward. Allowances may be made for adjustments to capital letters, punctuation, and word dividers.

Congratulations! You finished your second lesson in French about adjectives, and food. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend French Lesson 3. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn French homepage.

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