Can You Pass This 6-Minute French Phrases Drill Without Any Mistakes?

By: Isadora Teich

Can You Pass This 6-Minute French Phrases Drill Without Any Mistakes?
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About This Quiz

Do you think you have that certain je ne sais quois? The French language can be tricky for those who did not grow up speaking it. This Romance language is different from English in so many ways. From the pronunciation to the accents and phrases to the grammar and quirky sayings, a lot can get lost in translation. However, this is nothing for a true Francophile.  

A Francophile is someone who feels a strong connection to, or appreciation for, the French language and culture. French language and culture have become synonymous around the world with class, style, flair and sophistication. Around the world, French taste is considered highly prized. 

It can be fun to stretch your brain by putting those language skills to the test. French is a famous and challenging language that's beautiful when you get it right. Even potatoes have an artistic sounding name in the French language. 

Do you think you can handle this difficile six-minute French language drill without making a single mistake? Are you up for the challenge of doing the linguistic tango with the language of love? If you think you are ready, it's time to put your brain to the ultimate French test with this six-minute quiz! 

Je t'aime.
I need money.
I'm lost.
I don't eat meat.
I love you.
This is one of the most famous phrases in any language. "Je t'aime" means "I love you."

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Il est beau.
She is beautiful.
She is tall.
He is handsome.
"Belle" means "beautiful" in French. "Beau" is the masculine version of "belle."
He is not handsome.

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S'il vous plaît.
no
please
This means "please." It literally translates to "if you please."
hello
Help me!

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Je veux dormir.
I need money.
I can't sleep.
I want to sleep.
"Je veux" is the conjugated form of the verb "vouloir," meaning "to want." "Dormir," meaning "to sleep," is left in its infinitive form.
They don't know.

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La robe est bleue.
The sky is blue.
I am lonely.
The dress is blue.
This is how one would express "The dress is blue" in French. Note that the genders of the article and the color match - both are feminine.
She is ready.

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Je parle un peu français.
I don't know any French.
I speak a little French.
This is an important one to remember if you are traveling in Francophone countries. "Francophone" means "French-speaking."
I don't talk.
I have mastered French.

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Elle est fatiguée.
He is wrong.
They can't read.
She is beautiful.
She is tired.
"Elle" is the French pronoun for "she." Note that the gender is consistent throughout this sentence.

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Je ne mange pas de viande.
I love steak.
I need money.
I don't eat meat.
"Manger" is "to eat" in French. "La viande" is "meat."
Nice to meet you.

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J'ai trente-sept ans.
My name is Anne.
I have 30 lions.
I am 37 years old.
This sentence literally translates to "I have 37 years." "J'ai ______ ans." is how to express your age.
She is very mean.

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Mon chien est blanc.
My car is gray.
Her cat is white.
My dog is white.
This is French for "My dog is white." Note that the pronoun, article and adjective are all masculine.
I'm hungry.

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Je ne sais pas.
I don't know.
"Ne....pas" negates whatever it is wrapped around. This phrase means "I don't know."
She is rich.
I love you.
Let's go to the mall!

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Ils sont mariés.
My name is Mary.
They are married.
"Ils" is a general French term for "they," which can apply to groups of males and mixed gender groups. Note that "married" matches this word as a plural masculine word.
She is not married.
I am 15 years old.

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J'adore la nourriture italienne.
I love Italian fashion.
I don't love Italian food.
I don't eat Mexican food.
I love Italian food.
"J'adore" means "I love." "Italian food is "la nourriture italienne."

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Il est très grand.
He is very tall.
"Grand" is a French word meaning "tall." "Est" is a conjugated form of the verb "être," meaning "to be."
They can't dance.
She is very tall.
He is very short.

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Nous sommes allés à la plage.
We went to the beach.
This sentence makes use of past tense verb conjugation. While in English "we are going" becomes " we went," In French "nous allons" becomes "nous sommes allés."
They are going to the beach.
We don't want to go to the beach.
She went to the beach.

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Il parle coréen.
He knows Korean.
He speaks Korean.
While language names, like French, are capitalized in English, they are not capitalized en français. "Korean" is "coréen" in French.
She is Korean.
He went to Korea.

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Les étudiants vivent ici.
Doctors live there.
Students live there.
I am a student.
Students live here.
This phrase means "students live here." Because of French grammar, whether this is a group of mixed gender or all male students would depend on context.

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J'ai acheté des pommes et du pain.
I have no bread or apples.
I don't eat bread or apples.
I bought apples and bread.
This literally translates to "I have bought apples and bread." Unconjugated, "acheter" means "to buy."
I need apples and bread.

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Où est l'église?
Let's go to church.
How big is the church?
Where is the church?
There are several ways to ask questions in French and be grammatically correct and understood. Here the question word for "where" signals a question.
I don't go to church.

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Je n'aime pas lire.
I don't play the flute.
He likes to read.
I don't like to read.
Here the verb "aimer," meaning "to like," is conjugated and negated, while the verb "lire," meaning "to read," is left alone. English grammar is similar here.
I can't read.

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Leurs chaussures sont rouges.
The cars are red.
Their shoes are red.
Number agreement features heavily in this sentence, as all words are plural. One thing to remember is that both feminine and masculine nouns take on masculine endings when they are plural.
What color are their shoes?
The vests are pink.

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Mangez-vous de la nourriture thaïlandaise?
I can cook Thai food.
She has never had Thai food before.
Do you eat Thai food?
This phrase makes use of inversion to ask a question. It also uses "vous," the formal French "you" used with strangers and superiors.
Where can we get Thai food?

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Il a deux fils.
He has no children.
She has two sons.
She has a daughter.
He has two sons.
"Le fils" is French for "son." This man has two sons, so he is a father.

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La femme boit du café.
The man drank coffee.
The woman will drink tea.
The woman sits at a cafe.
The woman drinks coffee.
"La femme" is "the woman." "Boit du café" means "drinks coffee."

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Aimes-tu danser?
Do you like to dance?
Inversion is used in this phrase to create a question. There are several grammatically correct ways to ask questions in French.
Can she dance?
Will they dance?
I can't dance.

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Il pleut aujourd'hui.
It will snow tomorrow.
It's raining today.
In French, "he" and "it" both share the pronoun "il." This phrase means "It's raining today."
It is not raining.
It snowed yesterday.

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Cette chanson est forte.
That song is too long.
This song is loud.
"La chanson" is French for "song." It is a feminine noun, and "cette" and "forte" agree with it.
I can't sing.
We don't like those songs.

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Elle mange du gâteau au chocolat.
He wants chocolate cake.
She is eating celery.
She ate a big cake.
She is eating chocolate cake.
"Elle mange" can be translated to "she is eating" or "she eats." This is a present tense conjugation of the verb "manger."

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Je ne cours pas vite.
I like to play tennis.
I can't speak French.
I run everyday.
I don't run quickly.
This statement means "I don't run quickly." "Vite" means "quickly."

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Combien de poires avez-vous?
How much do the pears cost?
How many pears do you have?
Question words are key in French. Literally translated, this reads, "How many of pears have you?"
Can I eat a pear?
Are pears good for you?

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Les enfants ont faim.
The elephants are big.
A child is hungry.
The children are hungry.
This means "The children are hungry." "Avoir faim" is the French expression used to denote hunger.
The kid is thirsty.

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Je peux nager.
I can swim.
This is French for "I can swim." "I can't swim" would be "Je ne peux pas nager."
I can't swim.
I love you.
I'm thirsty.

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Mon stylo est jaune.
My style is good.
My pen is yellow.
This is French for "My pen is yellow." "Le stylo" is pen.
Her pens are old.
I don't like spicy food.

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L'été est là!
She is over there.
Summer is here.
"L'été" means summer. The accents make the "e" sounds more like "ay."
Summer is over.
I love summertime.

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Où est-elle?
How is he?
Where is she?
This question makes use of inversion. Note the common French question word.
Can I have them?
Do you know him.

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