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🐟 French Fish Names

Eliane By Eliane - updated on Sep 11, 2020
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Here is a list of French fish names including fish and seafood used for cooking + English translation.

1 – How do you Say Fish in French?

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

2 – 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.

3 – Names of French Fish Used For Cooking

  1. Un poissonnier = a fishmonger
  2. Une poissonnière = a woman fishmonger
  3. Une poissonnerie = a fish store
  4. La pisciculture = fish farming
  5. Un saumon = a salmon
  6. Un anchois = an anchovy
  7. Un cabillaud = a cod
  8. Une truite = a trout
  9. Un thon = a tuna
  10. Une lotte = a monkfish
  11. Un lieu = a pollack
  12. Une sole = a sole
  13. Un bar = a sea bass
  14. Une sardine = a sardine
  15. Un maquereau = a mackerel
  16. Un mulet = mulet
  17. Les fruits de mer = seafood
  18. Une pieuvre = an octopus
  19. Une crevette = a shrimp
  20. Une langouste = spiny lobster
  21. Une huitre = an oyster
  22. Une moule = a mussel
  23. Un crabe = a crab
  24. Une palourde = a clam
  25. Une noix de Saint-Jacques = a scallop
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4 – Other French Fish Vocabulary

  1. Vidé et écaillé = prepared for cooking (emptied out and descaled)
  2. Un filet = filet
  3. Une arrête = fish bone
  4. Une écaille = scale
  5. La queue = the tail
  6. Frais = fresh
  7. Surgelé = frozen
  8. Un poisson tropical = tropical fish
  9. Un poisson d’aquarium = aquarium fish
  10. Un poisson d’eau douce = freshwater fish
  11. Un poisson d’eau de mer = saltwater fish
  12. Un dauphin = a dolphin
  13. Un requin = a shark
  14. Une étoile de mer = starfish
  15. Une algue = seaweed
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