List of cooking verbs in French

Learn how to describe how you cook in French with this useful list of vocabulary.

Vocab

faire la cuisine to cook
cuisiner to cook
couper to cut
couper en tranches to slice
découper en dés to dice
couper en morceaux to chop
assaisonner to season
mélanger to mix
mixer to blend
ajouter to add
hacher to mince
râper to grate
verser to pour
fouetter to whisk
préchauffer to preheat
cuire au four to bake
ficeler to tie up (string)
faire bouillir to boil
frire to fry
faire rissoler to brown
mijoter to simmer
rôtir to roast
bouillir to boil
secouer to shake
remuer to stir

Q&A Forum 3 questions, 5 answers

DraganaC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Spelling of Hacher

Hi, should hacher be spelt as hâcher? I did this exercise - https://french.kwiziq.com/my-languages/french/tests/results/11294497/system - and got it wrong.



Asked 3 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Dragana,

I had to double-check this but no the spelling is correct.

https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais/hacher/38800

 

CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Paul,

Thank you for pointing this out, the error has been corrected in the exercise you mention.

PaulC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Cécile. But as Dragana says, in the e-mailed vocabulary test today - Conseils et astuces en cuisine - the only accepted spelling is hâcher with a circumflex. 

Spelling of Hacher

Hi, should hacher be spelt as hâcher? I did this exercise - https://french.kwiziq.com/my-languages/french/tests/results/11294497/system - and got it wrong.



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EricB1Kwiziq community member

Pronunciation of "râper"?

Is "râper" really pronounced to rhyme with "cher"? Because that's the pronunciation given when you click on the speaker button in the "Cooking / Faire la cuisine (v)" vocabulary list at https://french.kwiziq.com/learn/theme/1513111

Asked 3 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Thanks for pointing this out Eric, as it should be like‘râpé’.

It has been corrected.

Eric asked:View original

Pronunciation of "râper"?

Is "râper" really pronounced to rhyme with "cher"? Because that's the pronunciation given when you click on the speaker button in the "Cooking / Faire la cuisine (v)" vocabulary list at https://french.kwiziq.com/learn/theme/1513111

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DianaB2Kwiziq community member

To brown (meat)

The test I took only accepted "faire rissoler".  Can you not also say "faire dorer"?  Or is that a Canadianism?

Asked 6 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Diana,

Yes, you could say 'faire dorer' or 'faire revenir' also.

Bonne continuation!

To brown (meat)

The test I took only accepted "faire rissoler".  Can you not also say "faire dorer"?  Or is that a Canadianism?

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