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Absurd French 1007

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Absurd French 1007 game quiz
"Mais oui, it's yet another French quiz for Funtrivia's francophiles. After all, how else will you know how to object when you notice that your teacher has put her cigar out in your pencil case?"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Can you find the English equivalent of this French sentence? "Mais, que fait donc cet éléphant au milieu du salon?"
    But, what is that donkey asking the elephant in the beauty salon?
    But, what is that elephant doing in the middle of the donkey's salon?
    But, therefore, what was the elephant's social milieu in the era of the Salon?
    But, what is that elephant doing in the middle of the living room?


2. See if you can find the English for this French sentence: "Mon frère Arnold a épousé la fille du Roi des singes. Ils ont eu un fils, le Prince. Me voici l'oncle du Prince des singes!"
    My brother Arnold married the Monkey King's daughter. They had a son, the Prince. Here I am the Monkey Prince's Uncle!
    My brother Arnold espoused singing to the King and his monkeys. They enjoyed this. Here I am singing about the Prince!
    My brother Arnold married the King's daughter and sang to her. They had a son. Here I am the Singing Prince's Uncle!
    Your brother Arnold went to school with the Monkey King's son. He was friends with the monkey formerly known as Prince. Here I am the friend of the Monkey Prince's friend!


3. Here is some handy information for you in French should you ever require it. Can you find the English equivalent? "Madame Sand, il me semble avoir aperçu votre cigare dans ma trousse. Pourriez-vous vérifier et l'enlever si cela s'avère vrai?"
    Madame Sand, it seems to me that I noticed your cigar in my pencil case. Could you please verify this and remove it if this proves to be true?
    Madame Sand, I believe I've spotted your cigar in my toolbox. It is smoldering in there and needs to be removed rather quickly.
    Madame Sand, it is perceptive of you to have seen that cigar in my dresser drawer. Could you please verify this and call the fire brigade if this proves to be true?
    Madame Sand, my perception of your cigar smoking may be false. For a moment I thought you were smoking a pipe. Is this true?


4. How would you say this in English? "Les papillons vont en Amérique du Sud pour danser le tango en Argentine, survoler la plage au Brésil, et chercher de l'or au Pérou."
    Butterflies have tangerine dreams and looking glass eyes as they fly over Brazil and search for gold in Ecuador.
    Butterflies go to South America to eat Argentinean tangerines, dream of the Brazilian beaches, and look for their ears in Peru.
    Butterflies go to South America to dance the tango in Argentina, fly over the beach in Brazil, and search for gold in Peru.
    Butterflies dream of South America to dance the tango in Argentina, parachute over the beach in Brazil, and chase people in Peru.


5. How would you translate this French into English? "Vos cheveux sentiront le chèvrefeuille!"
    Your goat will smell like a horse!
    Your horse smells like a goat!
    Your hair will smell like honeysuckle!
    Your hair will smell like a goat!


6. French to English s'il vous plait! "Oh la la ! Le chihuahua de Monsieur Huppert porte son tricot de peau avec un paquet de Marlboro dans la manche. Je croyais qu'il s'était arrêté de fumer!"
    Oh my! Mr. Huppert's Chihuahua is eating apricots again in his sleeveless shirt. I thought he'd done the wash already!
    Oh my! Mr. Huppert's skin colored t shirt has a Chihuahua on it with a pack of Marlboros. I thought he'd stopped smoking!
    Oh my ! Mr. Huppert's Chihuahua is wearing his T-shirt with a packet of Marlboros in the sleeve. I thought he'd stopped smoking
    Oh my! Mr. Huppert's Chihuahua is wearing a turtle necked sweater with a picture of the Marlboro man on it. He must be hot as it's sweltering today!


7. How would you translate this suggestion into English from French? "Tiens, qu'est-ce qu'on mange Chérie? Ah, les pieds de poulets à la mayonnaise ? J'ai une bonne idée ! Si on allait manger au restau ce soir ?"
    Say, are we eating Cheerios tonight? Ah, fruit loops with mayonnaise? I've got a good idea! What if we were to go to a restaurant tonight?
    Say, what are we eating tonight, sweetheart? Ah, chicken feet with mayonnaise? I've got a good idea. What if we were to go to a restaurant tonight?
    Here, are we eating soon Dear? Ah, you broke your foot dancing the Chicken Dance at the disco? I've got a good idea! Let me drive you to KFC instead tonight.
    Say, what are we eating tonight Dear? Ah, you slipped on the mayonnaise with your feet? I've got a good idea! What if I were to just go out to a restaurant and let you recover?


8. Could you find a way of saying this in English? "Jean-Luc a réussi à escalader le mur du jardin sans réveiller sa mère qui l'attendait avec impatience avec une bougie à la main."
    Jean-Luc successfully managed to put up a garden wall without waking up his mother who had been burning the candle at both ends.
    Jean was lucky in successfully making a garden salad with blackberries for dessert for his mother and serving it in candlelight.
    Jean-Luc managed to climb the garden wall without waking up his mother who was waiting for him impatiently with a candle in her hand.
    Jean-Luc managed to climb the blackberry bush in the garden without waking up his mother with his cries of pain about his hand.


9. Would you happen to know how to translate this into English?: "Maman ? Tu savais qu'il y avait un python dans le lave-linge ? J'ai sortie ma copie d'Harry Potter pour lui parler, mais il ne me comprend pas."
    Mom? Did you know that there was a python doing its wash? I took it out and read it some Harry Potter, but he did not understand me.
    Mom? Did you know that pythons can be washed in the machine? I read it in my copy of Harry Potter. Didn't you understand me?
    Mom? Do you know this python on the sheets? I took my Harry Potter out to read to him, but he does not understand me.
    Mom ? Did you know that there was a python in the washing machine? I got out my copy of Harry Potter to talk to him, but he does not understand me.


10. What is happening in this standard French textbook scenario?: "Oh zut alors! J'ai oublie mon portefeuille. Pourrais-tu me prêter dix francs ? Oh merci. Oh la la ! tu es sympa !"
    Oh darn it! I forgot my stock portfolio! Could you frankly loan me ten thousand Euros? Oh thank you kind sir! Oh wow! You are so nice!
    Oh darn it ! I forgot my wallet ! Could you loan me ten francs? Oh thank you! Oh dear! You are so nice!
    Oh darn it! I forgot my leaf blower! Could you loan me one? Oh thanks so much! Now I can make lots of noise for an hour blowing your leaves around in swirls!
    Oh too bad! I forgot my license, wallet, coin purse and telephone! Could you loan me ten thousand Euros, a Swiss passport, a cell phone and an Alfa Romeo please? Oh thanks! Wow! You are so genteel!


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Compiled Jun 28 12