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Sep 22, 2016

Can You Pass This Basic French Test?

Scottish kids take exams like this all the time. Are you better at French than them?

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Questions and answers have been sourced from 2011-13 Scottish Standard Grade French past papers and marking guides issued by the SQA.

  1. BuzzFeed / openclipart.org
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    Correct answer: 20 rooms, behind the hotel.

    Vingt means 20, and derrière means "behind"...and it also means a person's buttocks.

    Via Fox
  2. commons.wikimedia.org
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    Correct answer: "Quelle est la soupe du jour?"

    If you said "quel type de soupe êtes-vous?" you would have been asking "which type of soup are you?" Actually, come to think of it, that would make a great BuzzFeed quiz.

    Via Disney
  3. BuzzFeed / Pixabay / Creative Commons
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    Correct answer: 17 years.

    Oui! "Dix-sept" means 17. It translates as "ten-seven", because the French are a very literal people when it comes to numbers.

    Via BBC
  4. templeganesh.fr
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    Correct answer: The festival of the god Ganesh, Sunday.

    "Fête" means party or celebration, "dieu" means god, and "dimanche" means Sunday. This is an annual festival run by the Hindu temple Sri Manicka in Paris.

    Via commons.wikimedia.org / Creative Commons
  5. BuzzFeed
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    Correct answer: Turn left at the church.

    French people don't have any branches of Greggs at all. What a shame for them. They probably don't eat Scotch pie sandwiches either.

    Via Facebook: 120151438039433
  6. BuzzFeed
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    Correct answer: Left

    "Gendarmerie" means police station.

    Via BBC
  7. Endemol / TF1 / BuzzFeed
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    Correct answer: She won the first series of Star Academy

    "Gagné" means win, and "première" means first. Jenifer was also a judge on the French version of The Voice.

    Via Endemol.
  8. BuzzFeed
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    Correct answer: Between midday and 4pm.

    "Seize" means 16, and France uses the 24-hour clock, so in this case they're saying 16:00, which is 4pm.

    Via Fox
  9. BuzzFeed
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    Correct answer: The number 10 and the colour red.

    "Rouge" means red, hence the name of the Moulin Rouge (it means "red windmill.")

    Via 20th Century Fox
  10. BuzzFeed
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    Correct answer: She takes Sylvie's clothes and leaves their room in a mess.

    "Vêtements" means clothes, "chambre" means room, and "désordre"...well, you can probably guess that one.

    Via E! / Giphy
  11. BuzzFeed
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    Correct answer: Ask her parents to speak to her sister.

    "Demande a tes parents de lui parler" translates as "ask your parents to talk to her."

    Via Paramount / Giphy
  12. BuzzFeed / Disney
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    Correct answer: "Laisse-moi sortir."

    "Sortir" means leave or exit. "Laisse-moi rester" means "let me stay."

    Via Disney
  13. BuzzFeed
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    Correct answer: Cookery classes.

    "Cuisine" = cookery.

    Via Disney
  14. BuzzFeed
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    Correct answer: "Une boîte de thon, du beurre, et du pain."

    If you go into a shop and ask for "un seau de bulots, du bière, et du carton", you'll receive a bucket of whelks, some beer, and some cardboard. You'd definitely need to take a cookery class to make something with those ingredients.

    Via Giphy

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