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How good is your French?
« on: September 02, 2016, 12:54:32 am »
So juju found one of those typical online quiz that lures you into sharing it on Facebook (although in this case it's optional), and it's a quiz to see how good is your French. It says basic French but some questions are more tricky. Anyway I thought I would share it on the forums because not only we have many French people around here but also some answers in the quiz are just completely hilarious (and sometimes NSFW).

http://offbeat.topix.com/quiz/17562?utm_source=facebook-share&utm_campaign=17562&utm_medium=itemphoto

Even if you only know basic French it might be worth trying for you :)


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Re: How good is your French?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2016, 01:02:19 am »
There was on those sponsored ads in my Facebook feed I did it with my brother we made oh so many jokes about the answers, we really had a good laugh. Mostly because we're native French speakers but even for someone who don't speak French it's pretty interesting :)
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Re: How good is your French?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2016, 03:02:49 am »
Well the quiz is for non-French people, after all. But some of those people with basic French knowledge might nonetheless find some of the answers funny or be inclined to translate them once they finished the test, just for laughs. As a French person, though, it was even funnier :P
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Re: How good is your French?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2016, 12:12:53 pm »
http://offbeat.topix.com/quiz-result/17562?tr=quiz/quiz-result/17562////,1472817363,9ywfam

It was actually not that hard. Some of the suggested answers were indeed weird though.

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Re: How good is your French?
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2016, 02:53:43 pm »
Some of the questions are not easy, like "Avoir un poil dans la main" (I do know some French people who don't know what this sentence mean).

I could test my French and I made only one mistake, phew! :P
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Re: How good is your French?
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2016, 04:31:13 pm »
Yeah I couldn't answer that one right. It's not something I ever heard in Quebec.
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Re: How good is your French?
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2016, 05:02:54 pm »
Looks like I'm pretty good at understanding French
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Re: How good is your French?
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2016, 05:09:49 pm »
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Finish this sequence: "un, deux, trois..."
-Quatre
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1) this is not a sentence.
2) I don't know, the roots of (X-1)(X-2)(X-3)(X-7) are 1,2,3,7, so maybe that's what they're talking about.

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What does this mean: "Aidez-mois, s'il vous plaît!"
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The answer I got wrong was the one about wine. I don't drink alcohol a and that's not really "Basic French" wtf -.-

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Re: How good is your French?
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2016, 05:13:28 pm »
All that proved is that I can use google translate...  :P
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Re: How good is your French?
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2016, 05:14:08 pm »
Yeah I couldn't answer that one right. It's not something I ever heard in Quebec.
Yeah, I did hear it at least once, but it's not really something we say, indeed.

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Re: How good is your French?
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2016, 05:14:56 pm »
Some of the questions are not easy, like "Avoir un poil dans la main" (I do know some French people who don't know what this sentence mean).

I could test my French and I made only one mistake, phew! :P
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I've always heard that phrase :P

(or variations on it, like a teacher saying "C'est même plus un poil que t'as dans la main, c'est un palmier")
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Re: How good is your French?
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2016, 05:17:01 pm »
I dropped french in highschool for German. Other than that our school gave a lot of homework for French i have German speaking family. Not that i can talk German really good now, im bad in languages other than programming languages :P
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Re: How good is your French?
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2016, 11:44:53 pm »
heil mien fuhrer
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Re: How good is your French?
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2016, 04:01:52 pm »
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Your French is so-so. You might be able to get around in France with a little help here and there.

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Re: How good is your French?
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2016, 04:11:59 pm »
Some of the questions are not easy, like "Avoir un poil dans la main" (I do know some French people who don't know what this sentence mean).

I could test my French and I made only one mistake, phew! :P
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I've always heard that phrase :P

(or variations on it, like a teacher saying "C'est même plus un poil que t'as dans la main, c'est un palmier")
I've heard "un baobab". :P
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