Can We Guess What % French You Are?

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By: Ashley Linkletter

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Bonjour, enchantée! (Hello, nice to meet you!) How are your French-speaking skills doing lately? If you're one of the 7.2 million Canadians who call French their first language, your skills are likely to be "parfait" — there's no need for improvement! On the other hand, if you grew up speaking English at home (like 56% of the Canadian population) then it's highly likely that your French-speaking abilities might be "pas génial" (not great.) Even if you struggle with the French language, you still might have a love of French culture — from food to literature to the arts, the French lifestyle has plenty to celebrate. 

Whether you're fluent in French or have no prior knowledge of the language or culture, there's definitely at least a small part of you that's French and just waiting to be discovered. Some of the questions in this quiz will ask you about beginner to intermediate French vocabulary words and phrases while others will want to know your opinion on different aspects of French culture. If you're not sure about the meaning of certain words, "Ne t'inquiète pas" (don't worry) — you'll learn something new!

This quiz pairs well with a bottle of mineral water, a crusty baguette and a piece of French cheese — the stinkier the better! — if you have some Celine Dion or Roch Voisine to play in the background, you're already more French than you might think.


Tell us a little bit about your French education — how did you learn French?

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You're making a recipe and it calls for a cup of "framboises." Do you know what this is?

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If you have an allergy to nuts, what word should you always keep watch out for when reading ingredient lists?

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You may have had a teacher yell "Écouter!" when they wanted the class to pay attention. What were they telling you to do?

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You'll need to know what the verb "télécharger" means if you plan on taking a computer class in French. Can you guess what it means?

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It's important to eat your "légumes" if you want to stay healthy. Do you know what these are?

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When you order coffee, you always like to have it black. How do you say "black coffee" in French?

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Lucky you! Someone just gave you a "tablette de chocolat." What did you just receive?

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The province of Quebec is renowned for its incredible cheeses — what is your favourite type of cheese?

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In your opinion, which of the following winter holidays is the most memorable?

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What would you guess "la lac" means in English?

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"La plage" is where many people like to go on vacation. Can you think of what it is?

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Do you consider yourself a fan of "musique classique"?

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In the spirit of Arbor Day, what do you think the English translation of the word "arbre" is?

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How do you say the word "mountain" en français?

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Your friend takes you to see a famous jazz musician who plays "le saxophone" — what kind of instrument are they playing?

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Quebec is home to the annual Festival d'été de Québec, an example of one of Canada's many fabulous "festivals de musique." Can you guess what this phrase means in English?

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In Quebec, CBC Radio is known as Radio-Canada — do you know the full name of the French-language division?

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Can you guess what the French verb "voyager" might mean in English?

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If you get lost, you'll definitely need a "carte" — what should you always have when you travel?

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This quiz might inspire you to become an "interprète" — which career path is the question referring to?

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Going on a trip? Time to get out your "valise" and start packing. What does this word mean?

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Your French friend invites you to visit the new "boulangerie" in town, where are you going?

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Is French a language you enjoy reading?

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Where should you go if your cupboards and fridge are looking bare?

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If you were stranded on a desert island with only two types of food, what would they be?

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In France, "l'eau minérale" is a very popular beverage. Can you guess what type of drink this is?

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Do you know what "le canard" means in English?

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It's common to see "le lapin" during Easter (or if you have one for a pet.) What kind of animal is the question asking about?

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Do you enjoy spreading your toast with "le beurre" or "le beurre de cacahuètes"?

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