Vocabulary related to fast food in French

Who doesn’t love fast food? As per the name, it’s food that is cooked fast and you can have on the go. When you do go out to a foreign nation, you need to know what different types of fast food are. In this French article, learn different types of fast food in French. 

1. la restauration rapide

Meaning: hot food that is quick to cook or is already cooked and is therefore served very quickly in a restaurant

English: fast food

Exemple: La restauration rapide semble conquérir le monde. (Fast food seems to be taking over the world.)

2. le hot-dog

Meaning: a cooked sausage eaten in a long soft piece of bread, often with ketchup or mustard

English: hot dog

Example: Elle a acheté un hot-dog sur un stand au coin d’une rue. (She bought a hot dog from a stand on a street corner.)

3. le hamburger

Meaning: a round, flat piece of minced beef, fried and usually eaten between two halves of a bread roll

English:  hamburger

Example: Évitez les aliments malsains tels que les hamburgers et les frites (Avoid unhealthy foods such as hamburgers and chips.)

4. les frites

Meaning: long thin pieces of fried potato

English: fries

Example: Il a mangé toute une assiette de frites. (He’s eaten a whole plate of french fries.)

5. la pizza

Meaning :a large circle of flat bread baked with cheese, tomatoes, and sometimes meat and vegetables spread on top

English: pizza

Example: Elle ne partage jamais sa pizza avec qui que ce soit. (She never shares her pizza with anyone.)

6. le petit pain

Meaning: a small, round piece of bread, especially one that is cut horizontally and holds a burger

English: bun

Example:Il a volé un petit pain au magasin. (He stole a bun from the shop.)

7. la saucisse

Meaning: a thin, tube-like case containing meat that has been cut into very small pieces and mixed with spices

English:  sausage

Example: Il y a quelque chose qui ne va pas avec la saucisse que vous avez cuisinée. (There is something wrong with the sausage you cooked.)

8.le sandwich 

Meaning: two pieces of bread with cheese, salad, or meat, usually cold, between them

English: sandwich

Example: Nous sommes allés déjeuner dans un sandwich au bar local. (We went for a sandwich lunch at the local bar.)

9.le taco

Meaning :a hard, folded tortilla filled with meat, cheese, etc. and often a hot, spicy sauce

English: tacos

Example: Je veux avoir le combo burrito et tacos, s’il vous plaît. (I want to have the burrito and taco combo, please.)

10. le kébab

Meaning: a dish consisting of small pieces of meat and vegetables that have been put on a long, thin stick or metal rod and cooked together

English: kebab

Example: Pouvez-vous m’apprendre à faire un kebab au barbecue? ( Can you teach me how to make barbecued kebab?)

11. les crêpes

Meaning: a thin, light pancake

English: crepes 

Example: Empilez les crêpes sur une assiette plate. (Stack the crepes on a flat plate. )

12. McDo 

Meaning: American fast-food chain that is one of the largest in the world, known for its hamburgers

English: McDonald’s

Example: Ils vont souvent au McDo pour manger des hamburgers et des frites. (They often go to Mc Donald’s to have burgers and fries.) 

13. le poulet frit

Meaning: chicken pieces that have been coated with seasoned flour or batter and pan-fried, deep fried, pressure fried, or air fried.

English: fried chicken

Example: Cette pièce sent le poulet frit. (This room smells of fried chicken.) 

14. à emporter

Meaning: a meal cooked and bought at a shop or restaurant but taken somewhere else, often home, to be eaten, or the shop or restaurant itself

English: takeaway

Example: Elle était pressée, alors elle a juste pris un plat à emporter sur le pouce. (She was in a hurry so just grabbed a takeaway on the go.) 

15. les beignets de poulet

Meaning: a small piece of deboned chicken meat that is breaded or battered, then deep-fried or baked

English: chicken nuggets 

Example: Elle mange juste des beignets de poulet tout le temps(She just eats chicken nuggets all the time.)

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