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How to translate common fish in French

Do you ever get confused at the fish market, supermarket or restaurant when it comes to the names of fish? Here is a quick vocabulary list which may help.

Anglais                      Français

Anchovy                    anchois (m)
Bream                        brème (f)
Carp                          carpe (f)
Catfish                       barbote (f) mâchoiron (m)
Chub                          spirlin (m)
Cod                            cabillaud (m), morue (dried and salted) (f)
Coley/ pollock           lieu (m)/ colin (m)
Eel                              anguille (f)
Grayling                     poisson ombre (m)
Grey mullet                mulet (m)
Gurnard                     grondin (m)
Haddock                    églefin/aiglefin (m)
Hake                          merlu (m)
Halibut                       flétan (m)
Herring                      hareng (m)
Ling, sea burbot         julienne (f)
Ling                           lingue (f)
Mackerel                   maquereau (m)
Monkfish                   lotte (f)
Perch                          perche (f)
Pike                          brochet (m)
Pilchard                     pilchard (m)
Red mullet                  rouget (m)
Red sea bream           pageot (m)
Salmon                      saumon (m)
Sardine                      sardine (f)
Sea bass                    bar (m)
Sea bream                 daurade (f) sar (m)
Shark                        requin (m)
Skate                        raie (f)
Smoked haddock      haddock (m)
Snapper                    vivaneau (m)
Sole                          sole (f)
Sturgeon                   esturgeon (m)
Swordfish                  espadon (m)
Trout                         truite (f)
Tuna                         thon (m)
Turbot                       turbot (m)
Whitebait                  petite friture (f)
Whiting                     merlan (m)

Pourquoi les Français mangent si peu d'églefin?


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