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French Vocabulary - Drinks
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Bonjour! French learners!

When you are visiting a bar or café in France, you need to know the vocabulary for your preferred drinks. Whether it's coffee, tea, wine, or juice, being able to communicate your order in French will make your experience more enjoyable. To help you along, we've compiled a list of the most common drinks in French with their English translations. So, raise your glass and let's toast to your success in speaking French: "À votre santé!"

How to order a drink[edit | edit source]

Here are some common French expressions to use when ordering a drink in a bar, along with their English translations:

  • S'il vous plaît, je voudrais... (Please, I would like...)
  • ...un verre de vin rouge. (...a glass of red wine.)
  • ...une bière, s'il vous plaît. (...a beer, please.)
  • ...un café, s'il vous plaît. (...a coffee, please.)
  • Pourrais-je avoir un autre verre de vin, s'il vous plaît ? (Could I have another glass of wine, please?)
  • Je voudrais prendre un autre verre de limonade, merci. (I would like to have another glass of lemonade, thank you.)

Note: The polite way to address someone in a bar or café in French is to use the formal "vous" form, rather than the informal "tu" form.

French Drinks Vocabulary[edit | edit source]

French English
la bière beer
la limonade lemonade
la tisane herbal tea
le café coffee
le champagne champagne
le jus juice
le jus d'ananas pineapple juice
le jus de fruit fruit juice
le jus de pomme apple juice
le jus de tomate tomato juice
le jus d'orange orange juice
le lait milk
le thé tea
le vin wine
le vin blanc white wine
le vin rouge red wine
l'eau du robinet tap water
l'eau gazeuse sparkling / mineral water
la bière pression draft beer
la bière en bouteille bottled beer
le jus de raisin grape juice
le soda soda
le coca coke
le lait de coco coconut milk
le lait de soja soy milk
la boisson énergisante energy drink
la boisson gazeuse carbonated drink
le sirop syrup
le lait chocolaté chocolate milk

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Ordering a Café[edit | edit source]

  • Bonjour, que voulez-vous boire ? (Hello, what would you like to drink?)
  • Je voudrais un café s'il vous plaît. (I would like a coffee please.)
  • Un café, très bien. Noir ou avec du lait ? (A coffee, great. Black or with milk?)
  • Avec du lait s'il vous plaît. (With milk please.)
  • Très bien, à la vôtre ! (Great, to your health!)

Ways to say "Cheers" in French[edit | edit source]

À la vôtre ![edit | edit source]

  • Literally: To yours (your health)!
  • Formal or to several people

You use this expression formal or to several people

À la tienne ![edit | edit source]

  • Literally: To yours (your health)!
  • Informal. to one person

Santé[edit | edit source]

  • Literally: Health!

Tchin tchin ![edit | edit source]

It imitates the sound of glasses clinking when people toast.

  • Informal

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