How well do you know elementary French?

Heather Cahill

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Known as the language of love, French is an official language in 29 countries. Do you think you know the basics of the language? Take the quiz to find out!

Which word means "hello?"

"Bonjour" means "hello" in French. It is often used to greet people. Other ways to say hello include "Salut," and "Allo!"

What does the phrase "Excusez-moi" mean?

The phrase "Excusez-moi" means "excuse me." The phrase is used as a polite way to excuse yourself, or gather the attention of others.

Which word would be used when apologizing to someone?

"Désolé" is a word that is used to apologize to someone. It is often used in the phrase, "Je suis désolé," which translates to "I am sorry" in English.

What word could be used when you have trouble understanding or hearing someone?

"Pardon?" is a phrase that can be used to ask someone to repeat themselves if you cannot hear or understand them. Since the spelling is identical to the English spelling, it's an easy word to remember.

Which of the following words means "he" in French?

The word "il" means "he" in French. An example of the word in a sentence would be, "Il aimes les chiens," which means, "He likes dogs."

What does the word "lentement" mean?

The word "lentement" means "slowly. "Le train arrive lentement," would mean, "The train is slowly coming."

How do you say "How are you?" in French?

You can say "How are you?" in French by saying, "Comment ça-va?" This phrase is often paired with a greeting like "Bonjour," or Salut!"

What is the word "English" in French?

The French word for "English" is "Anglais." To ask someone if they speak English, you can say "Parlez-vous Anglais?"

What does "Où sont les toilettes?" mean in English?

"Où sont les toilettes?" means "Where is the bathroom?" in English. Another word for the bathroom is "salle de bain."

What does "merci" mean in English?

The word "merci" means "thank you" in French. To say "Thank you for your help," you would say, "Merci de votre aide!"

Which of the following means "you're welcome" in French?

The phrase "de rien" means "you're welcome" in French. After someone says "merci," you can follow it up with "de rien!"

What does "bonne nuit" mean?

"Bonne nuit" means "good night" in English. It is often used before going to bed at night.

Which of the following words can be used to say "please?"

"S'il vous plaît" is used to to say "please" in French. Another way to say "please" is "s'il te plaît," which is used in more casual settings.

Which of the following words could be used to say "good" in French?

"Bien" is often used to say "good" in French. It is often used in "très bien," which means "very good," or "ça-va bien," which means "It is good."

What fruit is called "une pomme" in French?

"Une pomme" is an apple in English. A potato in French is called, "une pomme de terre," and when directly translated it would mean, "apple from the earth!"

What is the French word for "sir?"

"Monsieur" is the French word for "sir" or "mister." The French word for "Mrs." is "Madame." For "Miss," it is "Mademoiselle."

"Rouge" is what color in French?

"Rouge" means "red" in French. "Bleu" means blue, "vert" means green, and "jaune" means yellow!

How would you say "Welcome" in French?

"Bienvenue" is French for the word "welcome." It is used as a greeting and it is common to find the word written on signs and buildings.

What does "à demain" mean?

"À demain" means "see you tomorrow" in English. It is often used with "au revoir" which means goodbye. It is used when you'll be seeing the person again the next day.

What is the meaning of the phrase, "Quel âge as-tu?"

"Quel âge as-tu?" means "how old are you?" A more formal way of asking would require replacing "tu" with "vous" to say, "Quel âge as-vous?"

What does "comme ci, comme ça" mean?

"Comme ci, comme ça" means "so-so." It can be used when asked questions like "are you having fun?" "Oui" means yes, "non" means no and "peut-être" means maybe.

What does the word "malade" mean?

The word "malade" means "sick." To tell someone that you are sick, you can say "Je suis malade."

Which word would be used to refer to yourself?

"Je" is the word used to refer to yourself. This word can change to "j'ai" when you want to say "I have."

What does "la chaise" mean?

"La chaise" means "the chair." Other related words include "la table," which means "the table," and "la réfrigérateur" which means "the refrigerator.

What does "dîner" mean in English?

"Dîner" means "dinner" in English. "Breakfast" is "déjuner" in French. "Restaurant" is simply "le restaurant."

Which of the following words mean "Saturday?"

"Samedi" is the word that means "Saturday." The other days of the week are known as lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi, and dimanche.

What does the word "soleil" mean?

"Soleil" means "sun" in French. The moon is known as "la lune," and the stars are "les étoiles."

Which of the following words means "from" in French?

"De" means "from" in French. The word is commonly found on gifts along with the word "à" which means "to."

What is a "horse" in French?

A horse is known as "un cheval" in French. "Un oiseau" is a bird, "une mouche" is a fly, and "un cerf" is a deer.

What is the meaning of the phrase, "Comment t'apelles tu?"

"Comment t'appelles tu?" means "what is your name?" A more formal way of asking this question would be saying "Comment vous appelez-vous?"

What does the word "quand" mean?

The word "quand" means "when." "Qui" means "who," "où" means "where, "comment" means "how" and "pourquoi" means "why."

What is the meaning of "combien?"

"Combien" can mean "how much" or "how many." It can often be heard when a customer asks how much their total is when payment is due at a store.

Which of the following words mean "ten" in French?

The word "dix" means "ten" in French. The numbers up to ten are: un/une, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, sept, huit, neuf, and dix.

Which word means "left" in French?

The word "gauche" means "left" in French. The opposite would be the word "droite," which means "right."

What word means "true" in French?

The word "vrai" means "true" in French. The opposite of "vrai" would be "faux," which means "false."

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