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Words and terms you will find on labels and signs when shopping in Calais and France. For day trippers and visitors to Calais, France.

Food, Shopping Labels and Terms

Print our food, shopping and label words and terms tables and take them with you when shopping in France.

These words and phrases should help you make better use of the products you want to try when shopping in France.

On these pages we list useful words, phrases and other French related information for French travellers and students.

When buying fish

Preparation can be done in the following ways. The asistant will remove the bits in red.

1 Vidé – opened

2 Tranche – cut

3 Filet – filleted

4 Pelé – whole

5 Écaillé – descaled

fish shopping France

Shop Names

Bakery – Boulangerie

Butcher – Boucherie

Cake / Pastry Shop – Pâtisserie

Chemist – Pharmacie

Fishmonger – Poissonerie

Grocer – Épicerie

Newsagent – Tabac

Shopping Centre – Centre Commercial

Supermarket – Supermarché











Fruit / Vegetables

Labels / Words

Alcohol / Drink


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Useful Outside links

learn French – Publishers of Audio Magazines on CD and cassette for intermediate-to-advanced speakers of French, Spanish, German, and Italian.

linguaphone French – Linguaphone.

la vie outre manche – Concorde French. "La Vie autres Manche".

learning French – Alliance Francaise. Find a course throughout France.

Babelfish. Useful internet translation service, we like this service provided.

Reverso. This one worked well too.

Free Translation. You might like to try this one as well.

M-W. French to English.

Dictionary. English to French.

Pourre. French dictionary of colours.

French Linguistics. French-English translations.

French learning web – Lingo 24.

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