How To Say Fish In French 🐟

Author: Eliane

Here is a list of French fish names including fish and seafood used for cooking + English translation.

How do you Say Fish in French?

The French translation for fish is : un poisson, des poissons.

How do you Pronounce Fish in French?

I’ve recorded these tricky words for you: please press play next to the headphones to hear the correct pronunciation.

What out! “un poisson” has a “sss” sound. “Le poison” (poison) has a “z” sound.

25 French Fish Names

Here are some French fish names you can easily find in fishmongers in France. Follow this link for more French food names with 450 audio files!

  1. Un saumon = a salmon
  2. Un anchois = an anchovy
  3. Un cabillaud = a cod
  4. Une truite = a trout
  5. Un thon = a tuna
  6. Une lotte = a monkfish
  7. Un lieu = a pollack
  8. Une sole = a sole
  9. Un bar = a sea bass
  10. Une sardine = a sardine
  11. Un maquereau = a mackerel
  12. Un mulet = mulet
  13. Les fruits de mer = seafood
  14. Une pieuvre = an octopus
  15. Un calamar = calamari
  16. Une crevette = a shrimp
  17. Une gambas = a big shrimp
  18. Une langouste = spiny lobster
  19. Une langoustine = crayfish
  20. Une huitre = an oyster
  21. Une moule = a mussel
  22. Un oursin = sea urchin
  23. Un crabe = a crab
  24. Une palourde = a clam
  25. Une noix de Saint-Jacques = a scallop
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French Fishmonger Vocabulary

  1. Un poissonnier = a fishmonger
  2. Une poissonnière = a woman fishmonger
  3. Une poissonnerie = a fish store
  4. La pisciculture = fish farming
  5. Vidé et écaillé = prepared for cooking (emptied out and descaled)
  6. Un filet = filet
  7. Une arrête = fish bone
  8. Une écaille = scale
  9. La queue = the tail
  10. Frais = fresh
  11. Surgelé = frozen

You may enjoy my easy salmon French English recipe.

Other French Fish Words

  1. Un poisson tropical = tropical fish
  2. Un poisson d’aquarium = aquarium fish
  3. Un poisson d’eau douce = freshwater fish
  4. Un poisson d’eau de mer = saltwater fish
  5. Un dauphin = a dolphin
  6. Un requin = a shark
  7. Une étoile de mer = starfish
  8. Une algue = seaweed
  9. Une méduse = jellyfish
Author: Eliane

Eliane

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