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Can you guess the correct French translation for each of these English words?
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Quiz by Berney
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Last updated: November 23, 2022
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First submittedNovember 16, 2022
Times taken41,414
Average score80.0%
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Tree
Town
Wednesday
Week
Boat
Computer
House
Apple
Yellow
Wine
Head
River
Car
Fish
Cloud
Shop
Bread
Horse
Book
Grass
Arbre
Bateau
Cheval
Fleuve
Herbe
Jaune
Livre
Magasin
Maison
Mercredi
Nuage
Ordinateur
Pain
Poisson
Pomme
Semaine
Tête
Ville
Vin
Voiture
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Level 59
Feb 10, 2023
YES! I got 100, (and I don't know french)

Here is kinda how:

Arbre kinda sounded like arbor, arbor day, trees. Boat sounded similar. I read a book once and they delivered Pain de piece, Ordinateur sounds like Ordenador, Spanish for computer (at least one way of saying it). For some reason I knew what fish was, Wine sounded similar, I think Ville is common knowledge, Week is similar in Spanish, Herbe sounded like herb, the most similar to grass.....And I got pretty lucky on the rest. I remember reading somewhere that mansion was house in french, I guess it's maison

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Level 59
Feb 10, 2023
I memorized them now and did it in 21
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Level 76
Mar 22, 2023
The advantage of knowing a romance language.
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Level 59
Mar 23, 2023
It helps you on JetPunk quizzes
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Level 86
Feb 10, 2023
Finally, the Canadian bilingual education system has helped me with something!
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Level 86
Feb 10, 2023
River = rivière. Fleuve has no equivalent in English.
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Level 80
Feb 11, 2023
I think both "fleuve" and "rivière" are equivalent to "river" in English. Whereas fleuve is generally used for larger rivers that empty into the sea, rivière is more typically used for rivers that empty into other rivers or inland bodies of water. English doesn't really distinguish though perhaps "rivière" might be considered equivalent to "tributary".
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Level 64
Feb 11, 2023
I agree. Just because fleuve is a hyponym of the English river, does not mean that river is not a completely valid translation in most contexts
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Level 70
Feb 18, 2023
The French equivalent to "tributary" is "affluent".
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Level 68
Feb 19, 2023
A "fleuve" is a river, whether large or small, that empties into the sea (size does not factor into this). A "rivière" is a river that empties into another river (until, eventually, one of them empties into a "fleuve"). Since both "rivière" and "fleuve" translate to "river", the clue is absolutely fine.
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Level 84
Feb 11, 2023
Wow. I've lived in a bilingual country for decades and took French in school for 10 years. I guess I was asleep the day they told us that "voiture" is car, rather than "auto".
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Level 83
Feb 11, 2023
Do you live in Canada by any chance?
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Level 82
Feb 11, 2023
I'm french and afaik Québécois people use the word "char" (tank) instead of "voiture".

Automobile and auto are valid in french too, but you'd sound like someone from the 1930s

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Level 70
Feb 11, 2023
Nice quiz to promote our beautiful language once again :)
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Level 70
Feb 12, 2023
Thank you Panic! at the Disco for teaching me what Pas de Cheval meant, now I can do this quiz! haha

Got most of the words because of the similarity with Portuguese, but am still upset I mistook poisson and pomme because I did not see pomme was an answer :(

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Level 37
Feb 18, 2023
Simpler when you're french haha
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Level 10
Jul 18, 2023
easier pas simpler ;)
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Level 79
Feb 18, 2023
I'm taking a French A1 course at uni and am glad to have got 20/20! :)
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Level 24
Feb 18, 2023
"ville" is "city" rather than "town"
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Level 80
Feb 18, 2023
I think it can be used for both town and city.
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Level 55
Feb 18, 2023
Wouldn't town rather be "village"?
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Level 55
Feb 18, 2023
I'm too polite, what I meant to say was "Im pretty sure that town is village and city is ville".
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Level 68
Feb 19, 2023
In France, a "ville" is a town of more than 2000 inhabitants, but that's probably already not true in other francophone countries, and even in France, "ville" and "village" can colloquially be used interchangeably for all but the largest cities. Since there are no exact equivalents, and there cannot be any doubt as to the correct answer, the clue is fine as it is.
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Level 58
Feb 18, 2023
River doesn't really mean Fleuve : a river is smaller than a fleuve.

We say Fleuve when we talk about la Seine, the Tames, the Nile...

River is more like stream that come from a Fleuve

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Level 80
Feb 18, 2023
In English though, the Seine, Nile and Thames are known as rivers so fleuve is one translation, though obviously not the only one. Smaller waterways, such as the Medway, Stour and Usk are also known as rivers in English, so both rivière and fleuve in French could translate to the English term 'river'. The quiz is not asking for the only translation, just one possible one.
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Level 65
Feb 18, 2023
It's not the size of the river that matters, but whether or not it flows directly into the sea or another river.

Though the size matters to decide which is the main branch.

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Level 80
Feb 19, 2023
I agree, that's the point I made in a previous comment.
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Level 68
Feb 19, 2023
I'm not sure you're saying the same thing. Duke of Lorraine is saying that "fleuve" and "rivière" have to very specific and different definitions in France, and that size does not factor into it. But, since both are translated to "river" in English, the clue is fine as it is.
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Level 20
Feb 18, 2023
River in french is rivière not fleuve even though it's pretty much the same thing, the exact translation is rivière.
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Level 80
Feb 18, 2023
The quiz is not necessarily asking for an exact, literal translation, but a possible one. I think in French, the Seine is known as a fleuve, but in English it would be called a river.
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Level 65
Feb 18, 2023
The english "river" doesn't make the difference between "fleuve" (directly flows into the sea) and "rivière" (flows into another river). To know the proper french word that you should use to translate "river", you must look at a map xD
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Level 80
Feb 18, 2023
Exactly, so the French word 'fleuve' is one of the translations of the English word 'river'.
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Level 68
Feb 19, 2023
Exactly.
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Level 48
Feb 19, 2023
Being Canadian made this one pretty easy
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Level 71
Feb 20, 2023
Mouse slipped and mis-clicked the word for #19 and it counted #19 and #20 wrong.

Not sure if it's a website thing or not. Just thought I'd let you know.

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Level 29
Feb 21, 2023
Learning French as a student here, got 100%
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Level 74
Mar 3, 2023
Every Québécois : "Mais c'est un char quand même!"
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Level 76
May 3, 2023
life is pain
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Level 53
May 29, 2023
Hey, great quiz, i know it sounds weird but, can i translate this quiz of translating to spanish but in french?

Like this

But just translate the english part.?

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Level 80
Jul 18, 2023
No problem.
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Level 20
Sep 20, 2023
Me, a native French speaker, happy to have scored 100% like it isn’t the bare minimum for me💀
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Level 55
Jan 30, 2024
there is "vin" (wine), "pain" (bread), but there's not "fromage" (cheese)

but it's a nice quiz anyways

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Level 74
Apr 5, 2024
Have you thought about translating this quiz into its analogue but in French? You should consider doing it! I can help make sure it's all good before publishing if that would help.

If not, I'd be happy to do so.