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Random French Words #3

Translate these random French words into English.
All the answers are a single word
If multiple answers fit, guess the most common. Pedants will be guillotined for the good of the Republic.
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First submittedAugust 8, 2019
Last updatedAugust 12, 2019
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French
English
Vie
Life
Mère
Mother
Dieu
God
Amour
Love
Anglais
English
Prix
Prize
Croix
Cross
Jolie
Pretty
French
English
Soir
Evening
Blanc
White
Gras
Fat
Sucre
Sugar
Frites
Fries
Chérie
Sweetheart
Homme
Man
Autre
Other
French
English
Vérité
Truth
Roi
King
Musée
Museum
Pont
Bridge
Nord
North
Chevalier
Knight
Oiseau
Bird
Petit
Small
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level 64
Aug 9, 2019
Belle means Beautiful. Jolie means Pretty.
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level 68
Aug 9, 2019
Agreed. Also chevalier can mean gentleman, horseman etc.
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level 77
Aug 9, 2019
You're mixing up chevalier and cavalier.
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level 71
Aug 9, 2019
Exactly right, you can't possibly allow pretty for belle. If anyone cares about the distinction and regularly debates it to death, it's the French.
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level 74
Aug 10, 2019
French here. Weirdly enough, I've never ever heard about that debate.
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level 64
Aug 12, 2019
Really? That's weird enough indeed! I left France in my teenage but I can remember growing up listenning to this constant debate. The debate isn't about whether they are the same thing or not, it is completely agreed they aren't; but in what way precisely the two words are differente. Anyway, if quizmaster could fix this pleeeaaase!
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level 77
Aug 9, 2019
I don't know why the Quizmaster changed beau for belle after my remark. Handsome for beau was correct, though the primary translation is logically beautiful (and the same holds for belle which is just the feminine version of beau... we don't really have gender-specific terms for beauty in French anyway).
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level ∞
Aug 12, 2019
Changed to jolie.
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level 76
Aug 9, 2019
How about accepting synonyms of sweetheart.
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level 77
Aug 10, 2019
Indeed, the exact translation of chéri(e) would be darling.
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level ∞
Aug 12, 2019
Darling would have worked.
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level 59
Aug 13, 2019
I tried like 20 things before ending up with sweetheart. Sweety, baby, honey, lover, girlfriend, friend, love. Anything you could say to a loved one.

And I don't think the exact translation is darling (which comes from dear, which ultimately comes from duur which is expensive (expensive->valuable->someone of value to you. Or precious). It is cherised one. I think beloved comes closer, but there is no exact single word for it.

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level 77
Aug 15, 2019
Chéri, and the verb chérir (which has been taken in English into cherish), come from "cher", which means valuable indeed! So yes, it IS an exact translation, it is literal.
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level 76
Aug 9, 2019
"Pedants will [be] guillotined for the good of the Republic."
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level 70
Aug 11, 2019
These random words wound up being the exact same ones the last time I clicked on this quiz.
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level 58
Aug 12, 2019
hahaha brilliant comment
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level 59
Aug 13, 2019
random not randomized.