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    Jun. 2, 2016

    Are You Actually A Shitty Canadian French Speaker?

    If you parler like this, cet quiz is pour you.

    "Canadian French" — noun

    The cousin of the Romance language of France, in Canada. Where the cousin is very mal at French. And il est sorry at all those wasted years of learning.

    1. In the phrase "I took a selfie," is the French verb for "took" translated with passé composé or imparfait?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Oui, "Canadian French" speakers would be fucked. (But if you're wondering, or you're actually a fluent speaker, the factually correct answer is passé composé: "j'ai pris un selfie.")

    2. What's the Canadian French word for "frustrating"?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      You ne sais pas much, but you definitely sais pas forever how to ask to use the washroom. (And yes, the correct French translation is "frustré.")

    3. Is "retourner" a DR MRS VANDERTRAMP verb?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      *PANICS* IT COULD BE? IDK I DON'T REMEMBER ANYTHING ANYMORE I'M SORRY MADAME. ("Retourner" is in fact one of the verbs you were forced to memorize once-upon-a-time.)

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    4. How about "combattre"?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      You know at least THAT much — "C" is not even one of the acronyms in DR MRS VANDERTRAMP. If you still couldn't figure that out, we are all truly sorry for you.

    5. Which of the following words definitely requires an accent aigu (é) in French?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      You're not trop sure about the others, but you know Beyoncé sure does have an accent aigu in French AND English. (But yes, the rest of the words are all correct and all in fact require the accent in French.)

    6. What does "phoque" mean in English?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Yes, "phoque" is "seal" in French, but you've been shamefully giggling about it since you were 12.

    7. You've made it to the end of this quiz! How do you feel?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Excellente! See? All those "wasteful" years of required classes and Immersion are worth something!

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