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How Good Are You At French, Really?

Bonne chance! And watch out for those subjunctives.

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  1. 1. Which of these animals is une baleine?

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    Une baleine = a whale.

  2. 2. Fill in the blank: "Nous ______ très contents de vous voir."

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  3. 3. "L’hôtel est à côté de la gare." Where is the hotel in relation to the station?

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  4. 4. If il y a du brouillard, what's the weather like?

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    Il y a du brouillard = it's foggy.

  5. 5. Which photo features un arc-en-ciel?

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    Correct!
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    Un arc-en-ciel = a rainbow.

  6. 6. "Il travaillait très dur." Which tense is this?

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    Il travaillait = he was working/he used to work.

  7. 7. "Je vais ______ une voiture l’année prochaine si j’ai assez d’argent."

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  8. 8. Which country is les Pays-Bas?

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  9. 9. What does bête mean?

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  10. 10. Which verb takes être in the past tense?

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    Aller takes être. The other verbs all take avoir.

  11. 11. Which of these verbs is irregular?

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  12. 12. If someone is described as "mignon", they are...?

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  13. 13. If someone tells you, "laisse tomber", what do they mean?

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  14. 14. Which bird is un corbeau?

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    Correct!
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    Un corbeau = a crow.

  15. 15. “T’inquiète pas, je te tiens au courant.” What is this person promising to do?

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  16. 16. What does it mean for something to be "Vaut le coup"?

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  17. 17. What does it mean to avoir une dent contre quelqu'un?

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  18. 18. Fill in the missing word. "Que ___-vous dans la vie?

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  19. 19. Which of these glasses is "à moitié plein"?

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    "À moitié plein" = half-full.

  20. 20. "Je suis content que tu ____ venir." What's the missing word?

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    Puisses - because "Je suis content que..." triggers the subjunctive.

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