"Fraises" is a French equivalent of the English word "strawberries." Specifically, the French word is a feminine noun. Its plural definite article "les" means "the." Its plural indefinite article "des" means "some." The pronunciation is "frehz."
Je déteste le français. To say "I hate French" (as in the French language) in French, you would say, "Je déteste le français." If you want to say "I hate the French" (as in the French people), you would say instead, "Je déteste les français."
Wild strawberries are edible and typically more flavorful than commercially grown strawberries. Mock strawberries or Indian strawberries can often be mistaken for wild strawberries but upon crushing mock strawberries they will have no scent. They are also edible but are almost flavorless.