Guide to French Words for Beverages

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It's no secret that the French love to eat and drink. By learning the vocabulary for common beverages and food, you'll develop a deeper appreciation for this tasty aspect of French culture and make sure you never go hungry while traveling. This guides some of the most common words and phrases associated with eating and drinking, as well as links to sound files to practice your pronunciation. 


There are a handful of verbs you'll use frequently when discussing food and drink, including avoir (to have), boire (to drink), prendre (to take), and vouloir (to want). If you're a true foodie, you may also want to learn more about how to talk about wine and coffee in French.

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