Being in another country than yours is sometimes difficult to find ingredients equivalents in another language. That’s why, I wanted to make a basic list with food terms in 3 languages (English,  French and Romanian). Just do a search …

Fruits

Fruits

Fructe

apples pommes mere
apricots abricot caise
avocados avocado avocado
bananas banane banane
blackberries mûres mure
blueberries myrtilles afine
cherries cerise cirese
coconuts noix de coco nuca de cocos
currants groseille coacaze
dates datte curmale
figs figues smochine
gooseberries groseillier agrise
grapefruit pamplemousse grepfrut
grapes raisins struguri
kiwi kiwi kiwi
lemons citron lamaie
limes limes lamai verzi
lychee litchi lici
mandarins mandarines mandarine
mangoes mangue mango
melons, cantaloupe melon pepene galben
mulberries mûres dude
nectarines nectarine nectarine
oranges oranges portocale
papaya papaye papaia
passion fruit fruits de la passion fructul pasiunii
peaches pêche piersici
pears poires pere
pineapples ananas ananas
plums prunes prune
pomegranate grenade rodii
pomelo pomelo pomelo
prickly pear (cactus fruit) opuntia Smochine indiene / limba soacrei
prune pruneau prună uscată
quinces coings gutui
raisin raisin stafide
raspberries framboise zmeura
rose hips cynorrhodon macese
sour cherries cerise de nord / acide visine
strawberries fraise capsuni
watermelons pastèque pepene verde
wild strawberry fraisier des bois fragi
     
     

Vegetables

Légumes

Legume

anchovies anchois ansoa
asparagus asperges sparanghel
aubergines (egg plants) aubergines (aubergines) vanata
bamboo shoots pousses de bambou lăstari de bambus
beans haricots fasole
beetroot betteraves sfecla
bell / sweet pepper poivron ardei gras, gogosari (rotunzi)
black radish radis noir ridichie neagra
broccoli broccoli broccoli
brussels sprouts choux de Bruxelles varza de bruxelles
capers câpres capere
carrots carotte morcov
cauliflower chou-fleur conopida
celeriac céleri-rave telina radacina
celery leaves feuilles de céleri frunze de țelină
chicory endive andiva / cicoare de gradina
chili pepper piment ardei iute
common nettle ortie commune urzica
courgettes courgettes dovlecel
cucumbers concombre castravete
dry beans haricots secs fasole uscata
eggplant aubergine vânătă
fennel fenouil fenicul
french spinach arroche des jardins loboda
garden cress cresson creson / hrenita
garden patience / herb patience / monk’s rhubarb   ștevie
garlic ail usturoi
globe artichokes artichaut anghinare
green beens haricots verts fasole verde
head cabbage choux varza
kohlrabi chou-rave gulie
leek poireau praz
lentils lentilles linte
lettuce laitue salata
lovage livèche leustean
mushroom champignons ciupercă
okra, lady’s fingers gombo bame
olives olives masline
onions oignon ceapa
parsnips panais pastarnac
patience dock patience stevie
peas petit pois mazare
potatoes pomme de terre cartof
pumpkins citrouille (rond), potiron (aplati) dovleac
radishes radis ridichie
rhubarb rhubarbe rubarba
sorrel l’oseille commune macris
soya soja soia
spinach épinard spanac
spring onions oignon vert / frais ceapa verde
sweet potatoes patate douce cartof dulce
tarragon estragon tarhon
thyme thym cimbru
tomatoes tomates rosie
turnips navets napi
     
     

Meat

Viandes

Carnuri

beef bœuf carne de vită
bison bison bizon
canola colza rapiţă
chicken poulet pui
duck canard raţă
egg œuf ou
egg white blanc d’oeuf albuş
egg yolk jaune d’oeuf gălbenuş
giblets   măruntaie
goose oie gâscă
ground meat viande hachée carne tocată
ham jambon şuncă
kidney rein rinichi
lamb agneau miel
liver foie ficat
meat viande carne
pork porc carne de porc
poultry volaille păsări de curte
rabbit lapin iepure
rib côte coastă
tongue langue limbă
turkey dinde curcan
veal veau viţel
venison venaison carne de vânat
     
     

Fish

Poisson

Peste

catfish poisson-chat somn
cod morue cod
crab crabe crab
fish poisson peşte
herring hareng hering
lobster homard homar
mackerel maquereau macrou
mussels moules midii
octopus poulpe caracatiţă
oysters huîtres stridii
salmon saumon somon
sardines sardines sardine
sea bass loup de mer lup de mare
shellfish fruits de mer crustacee
squid calmar calmar
steak steak fripitură
swordfish espadon peşte-spadă
trout truite păstrăv
tuna thon ton
     
     

Dairy

Produits laitiers

Lactate

butter beurre unt
cheddar cheddar caşcaval
cheese fromage brânză
cottage cheese fromage cottage brânză de vaci
curd fromage blanc brânză dulce
margarine margarine margarină
milk lait lapte
mozzarella mozzarella mozzarella
parmesan parmesan parmezan
soft cheese fromage doux brânză moale
tofu tofu brânză de soia
     
     

Culinary herbs

Herbes aromatiques

Ierburi aromatice

dill aneth marar
basil basilic busuioc
bay laurel laurier dafin
chives ciboulette arpagic
coriander / cilantro coriandre coriandru
elderberries sureau soc
fennel fenouil fenicul
fenugreek fenugrec schinduf / fân grecesc, sfindoc / molotru
chervil cerfeuil asmațuchi
horseradish raifort hrean
lavander lavande levantica / lavanda
lemon balm citronnelle roinita
lovage livèche leustean
marjoram marjolaine maghiran
mint menthe menta
rocket, rucola roquette rucolă
rosemary romarin rozmarin
rumex oseille dragavei
sage sauge salvie
tarragon estragon tarhon
thyme thym cimbru
wasabi wasabi wasabi / hrean japonez
     
     

Grocery

Epicerie

Bacanie

almonds amandes migdale
bay leaves feuilles de laurier frunze de dafin
canola colza rapiţă
cardamom cardamom cardamom
cashew cajou caju
chestnuts châtaigne castane comestibile
chickpea pois chiches naut
cinnamon cannelle scorțișoară
clove girofle cuisoare
curry pouder curry pudra de curry
ginger gingembre ghimbir
hazelnuts noisette alune
horseradish raifort hrean
flax seeds / linseed graines de lin semințe de in
mustard (seed) graine de moutarde semințe de muștar
nutmeg noix de muscade nucșoară
oil huile ulei
paprika paprika / poivre rouge boia
parsley persil patrunjel
peanuts arachide arahide / alune de pamant
pecan noix de pécan pecan
pepper (black/white/green) poivre piper
pine nuts pignon de pin pin (seminte)
piri piri pili-pili  
pistachios pistaches fistic
poppy seed graine de pavot semințe de mac
dried raisins raisins secs stafide
dried prune pruneaux prune uscate
saffron safran șofran
sesame seed graines de sésame semințe de susan
turmeric curcuma curcuma (șofran de india)
vanilla pods gousses de vanille păstăi de vanilie
vinegar vinaigre otet
walnuts noix nuci
     
     

Pasta

Pâtes

Paste

macaroni macaroni macaroane
spaghetti spaghetti spaghete
     
     

Grains / Bakery

Céréales / Boulangerie

Cereale / Panifictie

(wheat) semolina semoule (de blé) gris
barley orge orz
bran son de blé tărâţe
bread pain pâine
buckwheat sarrasin hrisca
bun chignon chiflă
corn maïs porumb
caraway cumin chimen
Chestnut châtaigne castane
cornflakes corn flakes fulgi de porumb
cornmeal semoule de maïs mălai
flakes flocons fulgi
flax lin in
kamut Kamut kamut
millet millet mei
muesli muesli musli
oatmeal flocons d’avoine fulgi de ovăz
oats avoine ovăz
popcorn pop-corn floricele de porumb
refined wheat / barley blé / orge décortiqué arpacas
rice riz orez
rye seigle secară
seed grains sămânţă
sesame sésame susan
spelt épeautre alac
wheat blé grâu
whole complet integral