87% of People Can't Ace This A-Z French Terms Quiz. Can You?

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Isadora Teich

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About This Quiz

Do you have a handle on the French language? French may be known as the language of love, but it is actually also a Romance language. This means that it comes from the (nearly) dead language Latin, which was spoken by the Ancient Romans. French, however, is far from going out of style. French is, in fact, one of the very few languages that is spoken all over the world. Over 275 million people speak French in countries around the globe. 

French can be heard natively spoken in the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia. In fact, as the world becomes an increasingly global and interconnected place, chances rise that your neighbors might even be French-speaking. French colonial influence can be seen both around the world and close by. New Orleans, Louisiana is a city famous for its French flair. Montreal, Quebec, in Canada, to the north, is a city where the majority of the residents speak both French and English. French can truly be heard all over the globe and maybe even closer to home than you think! 

If you are a French language expert who has vocabulary down perfectly in the language of love, see if you can ace this French terms quiz! 

La pomme

"La pomme" is French for apple. "La pomme de terre," however, means potato.

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Rouge

"Rouge" is the color red. The verb "rougir" means to turn red.

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Mercredi

"Mercredi" is French for Wednesday. Jeudi follows it.

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Et

This word is pronounced "Ay." It means and.

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Les oeufs

"Les oeufs" means eggs. It can also be written "Les œufs."

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Avoir

"Avoir" is a verb meaning "to have." It is an irregular verb.

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Nous

"Nous" means "we" in French. It can also mean "us."

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L'homme

"L'homme" is French for "man." It is a masculine noun.

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Vert

"Vert" means "green" in French. The phrase "être vert," which literally translates to "to be green," means to be furious.

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La mère

"La mère" means mother. Father is "le père."

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C'est

"C'est" is pronounced like "say." It means it's or that's.

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Le pain

"Le pain" means bread. The bread most associated with French food is the baguette.

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Le livre

"Le livre" means book in French. It is a masculine noun.

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Avec

"Avec" means "with" in French. It is a preposition.

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Le chat

Cat is "le chat." Kitten is "le chaton."

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L'argent

"L'argent" means money in French. Drop the "T" on the end when pronouncing it for a more authentic pronunciation.

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Le déjeuner

"Le déjeuner" means lunch. It can also mean breakfast.

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La femme

"La femme" means woman. It can also be used to mean wife.

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Aller

"Aller" is a French verb meaning to go. It is an irregular verb.

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Maintenant

"Maintenant" means "now." Remember not to pronounce the final "T".

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Le bifteck

"La Bifteck" is steak. "La viande" is the general word for meat.

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Dire

"Dire" is a French verb meaning "to say." It also means "to tell."

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Elle

"Elle" means "she" or "it." It can be both a personal pronoun or be used for feminine singular nouns.

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Aussi

"Aussi" means also. It can also mean "too."

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Le stylo

"Le stylo" means pen in French. "Le crayon" is pencil.

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Pourquoi

"Pourquoi" means "why." It is both an adverb and a conjunction.

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Rose

"Rose" means pink in French. "Une rose," however, means rose like the flower.

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Le poulet

"Le poulet" means chicken. White meat is "la volaille" and dark meat is "la cuisse."

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Toujours

"Toujours" means always. It is made up of the words for "all" and "days" combined.

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Avril

"Avril" is French for the month of April. This month occurs in le printemps, or the spring.

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Le chien

"Le chien" means dog in French. Puppy is "le chiot."

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Noir

"Noir" means black in French. It can also mean gloomy.

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Quelquefois

"Quelquefois" means sometimes. The opposite, "souvent," means often.

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Tu

"Tu" means "you" in French. It is informal, while "vous" is formal.

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La bière

"La bière" is French for "beer." "Le vin" is "wine."

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