Now that you are aware that French breakfast is mainly sweet, let’s learn the correct French vocabulary ! The list of the most common French words for breakfast you have been longing for is right here 🙂 The petit-déjeuner is most often called p’tit-dèj. As you can notice, it means “Small lunch“. How cute is that ?!
Breakfast : French words list
|Le petit-déjeuner / Le p’tit-dèj||Breakfast|
|Le beurre doux||Soft butter|
|Le beurre demi-sel||Semi-salted butter|
|La confiture de fraises||Strawberry jam|
|La confiture d’abricot||Apricot jam|
|Le café noir||Black coffee|
|Le café au lait||Latte|
|Le déca||Decaffeinated coffee|
|Le thé vert||Green tea|
|Le thé noir||Black tea|
|Le thé à la menthe||Mint tea|
|Le thé au citron||Lemon tea|
|Le chocolat chaud||Hot cocoa|
|Le jus d’orange||Orange juice|
|Le jus de pomme||Apple juice|
|Le jus de raisin||Grape juice|
|Le jus de pamplemousse||Grapefruit juice|
|Le pain au chocolat||Chocolate croissant|
|Le pain aux raisins||Raisin Bread|
My favorite breakfast
My favorite breakfast would be café and a fresh baguette, coming straight out of the bakery’s oven (crusty and still warm…) with du beurre demi-sel and de la confiture de fraise on it ! Yummy (Miam-Miam as we would say in French), freshly squeezed jus d’orange and a yaourt. If I stay in a hotel, I would add un œuf to it and maybe du fromage as well. If I have breakfast in a café, I will definitely order a small café, un expresso, and un croissant, on which I might spread some confiture d’abricot!
Did you understand what my favorite p’tit-dèj is ? What would be your favorite one ?
I have a secret to tell you : sometimes, when I am too lazy to cook in the evening, I just prepare a breakfast for dinner. I must tell you, those nights, the kids are thrilled 🙂
You have to know that there are two kinds of people in France : the people who only eat semi-salted butter and the people who only eat soft butter. This distinction is mainly geographical. In the western part of France (where I come from and where my heart belongs), mostly in Brittany (Bretagne in French) and along the Atlantic Ocean, we ONLY eat semi-salted butter whereas people coming from the other regions of France only eat soft butter. When we, Western French people, do not have semi-salted butter, we add salt to butter to transform soft butter into semi-salted butter. And yes, we’d rather starve than eat soft butter !
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