Roast lamb

pearl_of_jade

New Member
English
Hello, How do you say "Roast lamb" in French? I looked up roast beef, and it's "rosbif" and I looked up lamb, which is "agneau", so is it something like "ros agneau"? Thanks in advance
 
  • Eigenfunction

    Senior Member
    England - English
    Does agneau refer to the meat of a sheep? I thought agneau meant lamb as in a young sheep that gambols in the fields.

    EDIT: I stand corrected by my dictionary.
     

    pifnane

    Senior Member
    French - France
    agneau is the meat of a youg animal
    mouton is the meat of an adult (there's a legal distinction in France)
    French uses the same word for the meat and the animal
    (although "cochon" refers to the meat only in familiar speech)
     
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