Things that are "French"

Guess these answers that all contain the word "French".
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Last updated: August 23, 2022
First submittedJuly 16, 2012
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Orchestra instrument
French horn
Pommes frites
French fries
Coffee-making device
French press
Romantic tongue exchange
French kiss
When the guillotine saw heavy use
French Revolution
Roast beef sandwich, served au jus
French dip
Popular breakfast item which the
French call "pain perdu"
French toast
Gift on the third day of Christmas
French hens
A baguette, for example
French bread
Coastal region which includes the
cities of Nice and Cannes
French Riviera
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Suriname's neighbor
French Guiana
New Orleans neighborhood
French Quarter
Roland Garros tournament
French Open
Popular ice cream flavor
French vanilla
A person from Quebec is a ...
French Canadian
1971 Gene Hackman movie
set in Marseille and New York
The French
Connection
Departing a party without
saying goodbye to the host
French exit
Moroccan rapper who has a
U.S. state in his name
French Montana
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Level 40
Jul 14, 2012
Accept French Guyana for French Guiana
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Level 34
Jul 14, 2012
Agreed.
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Level 88
Jul 15, 2012
Same. I eventually overcame my brain freeze on the spelling, but it took awhile.
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Level ∞
Jul 16, 2012
Okay.
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Level 37
Dec 13, 2016
Why? - Guyana is the name of the country which was formerly British Guiana. When the three were colonies they were British, Dutch and French Guiana. The other two became independent

and British Guiana became Guyana. Dutch Guiana became Suriname and French Guiana remained. Guyana is NOT an alternate spelling of Guiana and, therefore, should NOT be substituted.

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Level 74
Jan 4, 2020
You're absolutely right.
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Level 74
Nov 26, 2020
Agreed
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Level 70
Aug 23, 2022
They are alternate spellings of an indigenous word that means “land of many waters”. They are, in fact, alternate spellings of the same thing.
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Level 66
Aug 28, 2022
Relax. It's called "Guyane" in French. You don't lose anything by allowing a few reasonable alternative spellings that would make this quiz slightly easier for people who know the answer, but for who aren't native anglophones.
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Level 78
Oct 13, 2018
Want to try a "please" in there?
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Level 67
Aug 23, 2019
I agree with disagreeing. If there didnt allready exist a country with the name Guyana I would be fine with it. But this only contributes to the confusion, people will never be able to get it straight. Thinking something is something else, is worse than a spelling error, I would almost say no matter how bad the spelling error is, but ofcourse there are limits. (I am thankfull for the first time I read spelling it Guyana was a mistake. It is like when you meet someone after a long while and call them by the wrong name. Like hey John ... It is Dave... -_- John is my brother.. it makes you feel very silly)

Guyana isnt correct, Guinea isnt correct, Ghana isn't correct and neither is guarana.

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Level 81
Aug 24, 2022
Are people in this thread aware that it's spelled 'Guyane' in French?
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Level 67
Jul 28, 2012
Doesn't "pommes frites" literally mean "potato fries"?

MY FRENCH CLASS TAUGHT ME "DES FRITES"?!

idk. got it anyway. magically forgot about french onion soup..

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Level 76
Aug 7, 2013
In France, just order your food "avec frites". Just never say "frites francais." You may get your butt kicked. Well...not if you are in France.
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Level 75
Mar 2, 2016
pommes is literally apples, not sure of the literal translation of frites.

pommes de terre is potatoes

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Level 67
Aug 23, 2019
yes but pommes frites is not fried apples... it is fries.
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Level 66
Dec 21, 2016
It means "fried potatoes". "Pommes frites" or just "frites" are used because, shockingly, other languages use short forms and slang as well.
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Level 17
Mar 9, 2013
What the Hades, I always get the wars right...
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Level 46
Jun 26, 2013
So it's not french if it's not sexy? :D
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Level 60
Oct 14, 2013
Were I come its called French fried toast
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Level 67
Aug 23, 2019
We call french toast wentelteefje. And it has an unclear etymology, wentel is obviously turning, wentelen=wenden. But the 2nd part means something different nowadays, it is female dog... and that is definitely not where it comes from. An unlikely explanation is that it comes from "wentel 't even/eventjes" which means turn it for a little while. But it is more likely that teef(je) comes from an not know anymore word for a specific pastry/bread.
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Level 84
Apr 22, 2014
It doesn't help to be a french speaker for this one ^^.
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Level 28
Jun 11, 2014
Never heard of a French Press, we call it a cafetiere...
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Level 40
Jul 22, 2014
Wow being a romance language linguistics major definitely had me stumped on 'romantic tongue exchange'...
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Level 67
Mar 27, 2015
I was also trying to figure out some technical language term thinking this was something akin to the "great vowel shift" in English.
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Level 67
Aug 23, 2019
That is great haha, it does kind of work with the tongue exchange. If your tongue is moved, different sounds are produced.
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Level 67
Apr 20, 2015
I was luckily not sunk quite so deep into the linguistics, and figured what it was trying to say after only a few seconds.
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Level 60
Mar 26, 2015
It took me an embarrassing amount of time to figure out what "Suriname neighbor" meant. I was thinking, "As in, what do you call the guy who lives next door who's from Suriname?"
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Level 67
Aug 23, 2019
My first thought was the same, but it took only a few seconds.
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Level 44
Apr 15, 2015
pommes frites is apple fries because pommes means apple in english
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Level 66
Dec 21, 2016
Pomme de terre is potato, but it takes too long to say, like everything in French.
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Level 80
Apr 20, 2017
Pomme de terre is potato, but chips/French fries are called pommes frites or just frites.
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Level 67
Aug 23, 2019
@wildcat, dont just go making stuff up. Or make it obvious that you are joking. Because otherwise others might actually believe you and spreading false "facts"...
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Level 75
Mar 2, 2016
No French letter? Missed a trick there..
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Level 74
Apr 29, 2016
In France, french letters are called... capotes anglaises !!
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Level 71
Apr 2, 2019
Surprisingly enough 'French Toast' is not related to France, it came from a Mr. French who popularised the snack.
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Level 83
Aug 23, 2022
Now that I know that there is a name for my habit of leaving a party without saying goodbye, I'm going to pretend that that means it's acceptable behavior.
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Level 77
Aug 23, 2022
I think the point is that it's not very accepted. Reminds me of the Vancouver(?) waiter who was fired for being rude to customers. So he sued his former workplace with the pretext of "I'm not rude, I'm French!"
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Level 76
Aug 23, 2022
I've always heard that behavior referred to as an *Irish* exit, not French. Interesting!
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Level 76
Aug 23, 2022
Same here, so I checked. The Internet says:

"Irish exit" is leaving without telling.

"French exit" is leaving early without telling.

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Level 83
Aug 24, 2022
I've always heard of it as "taking French leave".
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Level 66
Aug 28, 2022
In French, we call it an English exit - "filer à l'anglaise".
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Level 61
Aug 23, 2022
French dip, French press, French vanilla - all these terms are American and not used outwith America. Congratulations for making even a quizz about French so Us-biased
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Level 77
Aug 25, 2022
Queue enraged counters from the US nationalists...One good thing tho about jetpunk is that you get to learn some of these strange Americanisms, and the general weirdness of US culture a wee bit (strong religion, celebrity & sport & corporate & fast food & military worship, and how politics and history is reduced to remembering a few leaders and battles). Oops you get that most places actually, no offence intended!
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Level 76
Aug 23, 2022
Please remember us Brits call french fries 'chips' so please add this as an acceptable answer. The word 'speaker' should also be acceptable for the Quebec question
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Level 87
Aug 23, 2022
You've missed the point of the quiz. "Chips" doesn't have the word "French" in it; no one calls them "french chips".

And it's simply not correct to say that someone from Quebec is a French speaker; believe it or not, but there are people in Quebec that don't speak English (one source I found said that it is as much as 18% of the populace).

As usual, the obvious answer is the correct one, so just go with that.

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Level 82
Aug 23, 2022
"French speaker" wouldn't be specific to Quebec. No "French" in "chips".
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Level 83
Aug 24, 2022
49:1 odds and I happened to start with "Montana" first. Shocked to have gotten that one.
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Level 81
Aug 24, 2022
"French leave" seems more standard than "French exit" (e.g. it is on wikipedia under the former), so perhaps that should be accepted.
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Level ∞
Aug 24, 2022
French leave will work now.
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Level 74
Aug 24, 2022
A fair number of these are phrases used in the US and not in the UK. So, I guess I learned something.
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Level 82
Aug 26, 2022
The person from Quebec is not entirely accurate. You can be French outside Quebec and not French within Quebec. Also to be accurate its French Canadien with an "e" not an "a".
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Level 65
Aug 30, 2022
At first I wrote .. quebecois lol