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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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Last updated: August 12, 2019
First submittedAugust 8, 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 66
Aug 9, 2019
Belle means Beautiful. Jolie means Pretty.
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level 70
Aug 9, 2019
Agreed. Also chevalier can mean gentleman, horseman etc.
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level 78
Aug 9, 2019
You're mixing up chevalier and cavalier.
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level 73
Oct 26, 2019
Chevalier is the same as cavalier--both mean horseman. (Which a knight was.)
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level 78
Oct 26, 2019
No, it's not the same. Chevalier is the rank of nobility, cavalier is anyone who rides a horse.
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level 72
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 75
Aug 10, 2019
French here. Weirdly enough, I've never ever heard about that debate.
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level 66
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 78
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 78
Aug 9, 2019
How about accepting synonyms of sweetheart.
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level 78
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 65
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 78
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 77
Oct 26, 2019
I also tried many things including lover, girlfriend, etc. but never did come up with one that worked.
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level 67
Oct 28, 2019
Tried a bunch of stuff like loved one, cherished one, lover, etc.
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level 77
Aug 9, 2019
"Pedants will [be] guillotined for the good of the Republic."
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level 76
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 65
Aug 13, 2019
random not randomized.
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level 15
Oct 26, 2019
There is a strange mix of feminine and masculine word forms in the quiz. You should be consistent: always either in masculine or in feminine. (In dictionaries masculine is generally the headword.) Thus: anglais — anglaise, joli — jolie, blanc — blanche, gras — grasse, chéri — chérie, autre (unchanging), petit — petite.
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level 32
Oct 26, 2019
Off with your head!!
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level 60
Oct 27, 2019
I got 'vérité' right due to its similarity to 'verity'. Could 'verity' be accepted?
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level 43
Nov 3, 2019
thank you anita blake for helping me learn french one book at a time
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level 23
Feb 7, 2020
"Gros" is fat, heavy, or overweight. Not "gras". Don't trust Google Translate, if that happens to be what you used.
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level 63
Feb 21, 2020
I don't speak any French but I know that the carnival celebration Mardi Gras translates to Fat Tuesday. A word can have several meanings. Maybe Google Translate can teach you that.
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level 23
Feb 24, 2020
It's funny because I literally just realized that exact translation, and after looking in an actual French dictionary I saw that "gros" is a more broad term meaning big or heavy, whereas "gras" specifically means fat or overweight. Also, don't trust Google Translate. Many times is it wrong. But this time, if that's where you got your evidence from, then it's right.
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level 43
Feb 8, 2020
Gras can also mean greasy. I tried that word for ages.
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