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Song Title Translation - French

We translated these song titles to French. Translate them back to English!
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Last updated: February 5, 2016
First submittedAugust 23, 2013
Times taken12,535
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French
English
Coeur d'or
Heart of Gold
Belle journée
Beautiful Day
Trou noir soleil
Black Hole Sun
Bienvenue dans la jungle
Welcome to the Jungle
Nous sommes le monde
We are the World
Téléphone-moi, peut-être
Call Me Maybe
Tarte américaine
American Pie
Lapin blanc
White Rabbit
Noir ou blanc
Black or White
Au revoir route des
briques jaunes
Goodbye Yellow
Brick Road
French
English
Dieu sauve la reine
God Save the Queen
Train de minuit pour la géorgie
Midnight Train to Georgia
Homme sur la lune
Man on the Moon
Chien noir
Black Dog
Les grandes filles ne pleurent pas
Big Girls Don't Cry
C'était une bonne journée
It Was a Good Day
Pluie violette
Purple Rain
Dimanche sanglant dimanche
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Derrière les yeux bleus
Behind Blue Eyes
Plus d'argent,
plus de problèmes
Mo Money,
Mo Problems
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level 62
Aug 23, 2013
It would not accept "GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD"
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level ∞
Aug 23, 2013
Fixed. Thanks!
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level 63
Sep 25, 2013
I got 14/20... not bad considering I last studied French about 10 years ago! The ones I missed, it was like OH DUH. Liked the quiz!
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level 58
Feb 5, 2016
LOL I never studied French but I got most of them from general knowledge :)
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level 41
Sep 25, 2013
damn....couldn't figure out "It was a good day!" 19/20
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level 58
Sep 11, 2019
dammit, I always knew it as Today was a Good Day, tune either way though
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level 66
Sep 25, 2013
Great Quiz. May I suggest to correct some minor french mistakes? I would write Tatre AméricainE, since tarte is a feminine word. Nous SommeS le Monde needs an S, Dimanche Sanglant Dimanche, without the E, and if everything must be said, I would advice to put Pluie before Pourpre (Pluie Pourpre) and spell Sauvez (in Dieu Sauver la Reine) with a "Z" as it is somewhat an order given to God through a prayer. Also, I would change "à" for "pour" or "vers" (Train de Minuit POUR la Géorgie/VERS la Géorgie). Otherwise, good job, especially if you are not french.
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level ∞
Sep 26, 2013
Thanks for the help! I took all your suggestions. I used Google Translate, which explains most of the mistakes. (Nous Somme was probably my fault - can't imagine Google would have screwed that one up).
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level 67
Feb 5, 2016
In French we address God with the 'tu' form like any father, so it would be Dieu sauve la reine (song titles only have the first word capitalized in French). Also you need "Les" in "Les grandes filles ne pleurent pas" and "de" to "des" in "Au revoir route des briques jaunes",
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level ∞
Feb 5, 2016
Those corrections have been made. Thanks.
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level 73
Feb 5, 2016
I actually disagree with the Yellow Brick Road comment. You should change it back to "de", which means that the road is actually made of yellow bricks. As opposed to "des", which sounds more like Yellow Brick is the name of the road (as in Cypress Road, or Sunset Road, or whatever).
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level 46
Feb 8, 2016
It doesn't really matter, because it works either way. It's name is the Yellow Brick Road, but it is also a road made of yellow bricks. So they both work!
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level 73
Sep 26, 2013
vingt sur vingt
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level 61
Feb 5, 2016
moi aussi .. sympathique petit quizz pour les francophones ;)
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level 33
Sep 26, 2013
Umm maybe you should allow answers with like prepositions because everything in French comes with a preposition.....
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level 72
Jun 11, 2014
Surely the translation of 'mo' in 'mo money mo problems' should be 'pl'.
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level 78
Nov 6, 2014
I don't think so, we never say that ;).
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level 71
Feb 5, 2016
It really, really shouldn't, no.
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level 78
Nov 6, 2014
The locution "plus de" is ambiguous. If you pronounce the s, it means "more", if you don't pronouce it, it means "no more". And if you read it, you never know (which is why I missed it the first time because I don't know that song).
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level 67
Feb 5, 2016
Which is why, when writing, editors in French will tell you to use "davantage de" for the "more" meaning of "plus".
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level 68
Feb 5, 2016
20/20 pretty chuffed with myself :)
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level 78
Feb 5, 2016
Funny, though some of the titles really don't sound well in French. I just have two more suggestions to make. "Big girls don't cry" needs an article in french, so "Les grandes filles ne pleurent pas". In French, "pourpre" is rather a purplish red color, the appropriate word would be "violet", so the title would be "Pluie violette".
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level 67
Feb 5, 2016
Tout à fait d'accord.
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level ∞
Feb 5, 2016
Merci pour votre aide. La quiz a été corrigé.
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level 75
Feb 5, 2016
For anyone seeking a challenge, I recommend taking quizzes on explorer. The ads break up typing and provides a fantastic obstacle to completing anything efficiently.
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level ∞
Feb 5, 2016
Yeah, sorry about that. Internet Explorer is a lost cause. It's nearly impossible to test and causes all sorts of problems that don't occur with other browsers. I think, maybe, the new Microsoft Edge browser might be okay.
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level ∞
Feb 5, 2016
And also, sorry if the ads are disruptive. We really do keep them down to a minimum. We have two ads on the page. Some sites have more than 20! We also barely make any money off the site as is.
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level 58
Feb 5, 2016
Two ads aren't bad at all! I only ever have a problem with them when it's one of those that plays a video; it does make the cursor lag a bit, but it's certainly a minor thing. Thanks for all you do for the site--I know we all appreciate it!
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level 62
Jan 16, 2019
I have no problems at all with the ads on my laptop. On my phone however it often overlaps the quiz (like 10% of the time) so the first 3 or four questions I cant read.
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level 58
Feb 5, 2016
@MrMagoo, I have found that to be quite a good challenge myself, which is why I almost always use Chrome. Microsoft Edge isn't too bad. Still has a weird thing where the screen refreshes every minute or so and clears the typing space, so that's also a good challenge if anyone wants one. It's especially challenging if you don't realize the cursor isn't in the box and keep typing for a good several seconds anyway, because then you get the fun of typing it all again!
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level 62
Jan 16, 2019
Often my cursor is not in the box, it takes nearly a minute of every quiz for me ( well not the small ones) But it "my own fault" because it happens when I scroll. It is very annoying though... And I dont allways realize the cursor isnt there...
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level 52
Feb 7, 2016
I hate those damn video ads!
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level ∞
Feb 7, 2016
Me too. It's annoying. I tried turning them off. But then our already meager earnings dropped by 50%. You'd be surprised how little JetPunk actually makes. It's more a labor of love than anything else since I can easily be spending my time more profitably elsewhere.
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level 41
Feb 8, 2016
I've never had ads on any quizzes while using ie
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level 73
Jul 3, 2018
We were just studying Internet Explorer in history class.
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level 62
Feb 5, 2016
I got 4 and I don't know any French at all.
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level 76
Feb 5, 2016
Same here. I recognized words here and there but couldn't get enough to make into a song - moon, black, etc.
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level 71
Feb 5, 2016
Well, at least one thing my BA in French is good for. I got 20/20 with 1:30 left. :D
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level 71
Feb 5, 2016
Fun quizz! And as a French speaker I can confirm that the French is good as it is now. Only remaining mistake that needs correcting: Georgia needs to be capitalized. Although that other poster was right about song titles only having the first word in capitals, proper nouns are of course an exception to that and need to retain their capital.
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level 56
Feb 5, 2016
Arrrg, I have never heard of Sunday bloody sunday so I kept typing Sunday bleeding Sunday. It makes sense now but that's the only one I missed. :/
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level 73
Feb 5, 2016
Never heard ? Maybe you are too young... Sunday bloody sunday is one of the most famous songs of the irish group U2. But this song is now 33 years old.
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level 58
Feb 5, 2016
Oh damn I feel old!
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level 80
Feb 5, 2016
Got 'em all. Now my French teacher won't be disappointed.
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level 38
Feb 8, 2016
Damn good idea for a quiz, i'd love a German one.
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level 73
Feb 17, 2016
Being French, I crave those quizzes about translations, it helps a whole lot. Those are the ones where I don't struggle to find what the answer can be in English, when I perfectly understand the question, but can't even...
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level 31
Oct 17, 2016
I just translated the page.
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level 73
Jul 3, 2018
Hope you walked away learning something.
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level 70
Dec 7, 2016
American Tart? American Slut? American Whore? I guess we know where my mind is.
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level 73
Jul 3, 2018
Sparkle someone else's eyes. Now woman, get away from me.
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level 61
Jan 24, 2017
Typed Midnight Train to Georgia about eight times and it wouldn't take.
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level 62
Jan 16, 2019
I tried minute train and small train.. (the other meaning of minute)> Am I the only one?
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level 70
Feb 23, 2017
Got "Lapin Blanc" thanks to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, where Irina tells Ricky Tarr of that Victorov's (aka Polyakov) driver in the Russian Embassy in London goes by the code name "Lapin", which unbeknownst to him was French for rabbit. Other than that, I completely crashed and burned on this quiz.
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level 38
Apr 5, 2017
The problem with this on Google Chrome is that Chrome can translate the page
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level 62
Jan 16, 2019
You can also copy the text and translate it. Just dont. I dont see the problem
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level 79
Jan 9, 2019
shouldn't it be dimanche dimanche sanglant?
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level 62
Jan 16, 2019
Hmm.. another thing learned.. I thought it might be black whole sun, but it wasnt. Never knew it was hole instead of whole.. (mind you I was young when I first heard the song)

and i couldnt get passed journey for journée. Tried trip journey but gave up because thought there could be too many variations.. (I know jour is day, but didnt recognise journée)

and yea like I mentioned above, minuit made me think of minute or small (minúte)