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Random French Words #2

Translate these common French words into English.
All the answers are a single word
If multiple answers fit, guess the most common. Pedants will be thrown into the Seine.
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First submittedSeptember 30, 2014
Last updatedAugust 8, 2019
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French
English
Rouge
Red
Deux
Two
Bon
Good
Très
Very
Bienvenue
Welcome
Fin
End
Année
Year
Merci
Thanks
French
English
Noël
Christmas
Vin
Wine
Sans
Without
Femme
Woman
Après
After
Monde
World
Maison
House
Libre
Free
French
English
Mort
Dead
Tête
Head
Ville
Town
Guerre
War
École
School
Garçon
Boy
Fête
Party
Visage
Face
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level 72
Sep 30, 2014
Allow "festival" for fête (as in the village fête)?. I see google-translate translates fête that way also..
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level ∞
Oct 1, 2014
Festival will work now.
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level 25
Mar 8, 2017
Fête is différent that festival that's not The same thing at all
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level 36
Jan 10, 2015
I thought "fete" meant celebration, but I guess that's English? I took so many languages in school before learning how to learn them, if that makes sense, and they all became jumbled in my brain once I hit middle age and ever since.
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level 38
Nov 16, 2017
Yes, "fete" is used in the English language to mean, among other things, a celebration. It is also sometimes used to mean a great party; a feast and sometimes even a bacchanal. How creative we become when we appropriate words from another language.
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level 16
Oct 3, 2018
Festival: Party at large in a city, a celebration of something with a theme. Fête: Celebration, Birthday, Party. We use it depending the moment
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level 31
Dec 7, 2014
birthday should be the best answer for "fête" like in happy birthday = bonne fête
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level 66
Jan 4, 2015
"Bonne fête" is only used in Canada. In Europe and Africa you say "bon anniversaire" or even "joyeux anniversaire". In France, "bonne fête" means happy name-day (as in the feast day of the saint you're named for).
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level 77
Jan 4, 2015
"Fête" has a much broader meaning. It can be translated by feast, festival, celebration, party or holiday...
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level 43
Jan 26, 2016
We do "fêtes d'anniversaire" like you might do "birthday parties", so you see the problem.
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level 56
Mar 8, 2017
bonne fete = good party
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level 43
Mar 9, 2017
@jajaco2017 Not really, at least in France. Saying "bonne fête" to someone refers to a specific celebration (either it's your name day, or Mother/Father day or your birthday (Quebec)) ; but it's about the occasion, not the party itself (there is no need for a party actually). "Bonnes fêtes", plural, is used for the celebrations surrounding of the year's end (usually Christmas and New Year's Eve). If you want to wish a "good party" to someone, you'll likely say something like "have fun", "amuse-toi bien". So "fête" itself can mean "party" as it can mean a specific celebration. But alone and with no context, it's "party" that comes to mind straight and first.
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level 56
Mar 8, 2017
Bon anniversaire
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level 49
Dec 11, 2014
Even though "happy birthday" could be translated by "Bonne fête", the best answer is "Joyeux anniversaire" and not "bonne fête". Anniversaire is used when an event commemorates something that happened the same day as the day of the "anniversaire". In this case, it is the birth of someone, "Fête" has a broader meaning. It could be used to name almost any celebration, whether it's a birthday or a random party.
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level 80
Jan 4, 2015
Got em all, toot sweet.
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level 76
Jan 4, 2015
Maybe girl or female...
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level 77
Jan 4, 2015
The french word for "girl" is strictly "fille".
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level 39
Feb 20, 2015
No, Kal, fille is French for girl. Femme is woman and femelle is female. It might make "sense" to accept femme for female and ville for village, but only if you haven't studied French.
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level 76
Mar 9, 2017
Girl, female, and woman can all be used as synonyms in English. If "femme" means woman in French, it means all of those other things in French, as well. Maybe you'd know that if you had studied English?
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level 50
Mar 9, 2017
Ah International Women's Day passed some people by I see......woman and girl are not synonyms.
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level 38
May 22, 2017
No, it does not! Synonyms in one language do not automatically translate into others. And yes, Kal, I've studied both English and French.
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level 76
Jan 4, 2015
and village would make a lot of sense for ville...
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level 49
Jan 4, 2015
Seconding this, it took me a couple tries to get town.
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level ∞
Jan 4, 2015
Village in French is village.
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level 77
Jan 4, 2015
Absolutely, we use village in french for small localities. Ville can be translated by either town or city.
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level 43
Jan 26, 2016
No, for exemple the city of Paris uses and communicates with "ville de Paris". So, you see, not a village...
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level 19
Apr 7, 2016
I am currently taking French and we are learning places right now. My teacher told me ville meant downtown
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level 72
Apr 25, 2016
Downtown is centre ville, a part of the town, not the entire town. In France, ville is town. I'm sure, I'm french ! Maybe your teacher's french is like my english... Or it's perhaps different in Canada, Haïti or anywhere else people speak french (better for your teacher !).
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level 76
Mar 9, 2017
In the language I speak there is no appreciable difference between a town and a village.
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level 38
Jul 14, 2017
Hurray for your language. In other languages there are distinctions.
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level 27
Mar 26, 2017
If English is your only language that makes sense... but in French 'ville' is city, and 'village' is village. English has alot 'borrowed' from the French language, so if we were being historically accurate you could say that it should be the other way around :)
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level 57
Jan 4, 2015
That was pretty easy. 3:12 left :P
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level 66
Jan 9, 2015
Tried "liberty" for "libre." Didn't think to go "free." Oh well. I did better than I thought never having taken a French class or anything. Surprised how many are close to their English counterpart. And, of course, some we use in English (like sans and visage). :D
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level 36
Jan 10, 2015
I thought "libre" was "book." Must be Spanish... So is "Libreville" the same as "Freetown?" As in Sierra Leone's capital? I thought it was "Booktown" or "Library" LOL. Now I guess I know better.
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level 45
May 5, 2015
Yes Freetown- appropriate for freed slaves, no?
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level 72
Dec 16, 2015
"Book" would be "Livre". Not that far off!
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level 47
Mar 8, 2017
Nice note!
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level 72
Apr 25, 2016
Liberty is liberté, the noun. Libre is adjective.
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level 55
Dec 8, 2015
Shouldn't really be a correct translation for "tres"
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level 72
Dec 16, 2015
"Really" translates to "Vraiment". So no, not really.
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level 58
Feb 18, 2016
100%, which is surprising as I did very badly at French in school, and that was many many annees ago!
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level 60
Aug 12, 2016
Even though I don't speak French I got 17. Good score I'd say. Helps that other languages have taken over a few words.
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level 55
Mar 8, 2017
100 percent but not fast enough to escape 40 percent bracket in comparison to all the other test talers
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level 63
Mar 8, 2017
I feel like I've got a bit of an unfair advantage here. That being that I'm studying French...
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level 47
Mar 8, 2017
Ville is actually City, Villages is town.
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level 71
Mar 8, 2017
"Village" means the same in both French and English. However, if you're talking about something bigger than a village, English has two different words - town and city, depending on the size - while in French, we only have "ville" (sometimes we'll qualify it to say "une petite ville" or "une grande ville"). As a French speaker, I remember how confusing I found it, when I was starting to learn English, to decide whether a place should be called a city or a town. To this day I sometimes still don't know where the line is between the two. L.A. or New York City are easy, but all those mid-range cities/towns (in terms of population I mean) like Albany or Trenton or Hartford. Or even Atlantic City which I would I probably called a town but hesitate to because of the word "city" in its name.
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level 59
Mar 8, 2017
So there are 2 "Freetown" capital cities Freetown and Libreville. You learn something new every day (if you're stupid like me and didn't work it out before)
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level 58
Mar 8, 2017
Easy five points. But one thing doesn't make sense: why are some words in their feminine and some in their masculine? (e.g. Bon/Bonne, and then Année/An)
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level 77
Mar 9, 2017
It's a bit hard to explain but Année and An are coexisting nouns that are not the masculine and feminine form of the same word, they have distinct entries in the dictionary though being basically synonyms. (It's the same as for jour/journée, matin/matinée and soir/soirée).
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level 68
Mar 9, 2017
Got 'em all eventually. Only one I had to come back to was "bienvenue", but then I remembered Joel Grey in "Caberet".
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level 79
Mar 9, 2017
Pulp Fiction helped me remember garçon.
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level 51
Mar 9, 2017
"Garçon means boy" came to my mind also.
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level 46
Mar 9, 2017
Nice quiz, good word selection, had no problems with the answers allowed.
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level 53
Mar 10, 2017
All 24 but that's probably because it's my second language
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level 45
Mar 11, 2017
Easy stuff, when you took it for nine years in school and have Quebecois friends who often forget it's not your first language. :P
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level 27
Mar 26, 2017
Officially bilingual growing up next to Quebec... yeah this was one of the easiest quizzes lol 24/24
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level 70
Mar 31, 2017
18/24. Man, those French have a different word for everything! :-)
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level 57
Jan 14, 2019
haha
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level 57
Jan 14, 2019
Shouldnt female be accepted for femme. (not meaning naming the gender, but as a noun aswell)
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level 45
Apr 7, 2019
Is 13/24 okay for someone who's never taken or learned French?
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level 62
Apr 7, 2019
For Canadians this is easy stuff.
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level 66
May 23, 2019
A little surprised that face is the lowest guessed answer given that visage means the same thing in English. I guess it's not that commonly used.
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level 39
Aug 5, 2019
city or town for ville . . . but not village?
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level ∞
Aug 5, 2019
Village is not correct. The French word for village is village.