Can You Translate These French Nouns?

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By: Becky

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Le chien

Le chien is French for "dog." The "le" makes this noun masculine.

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Le chat

Le chat is French for "the cat." The "le" makes this noun masculine.

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Le boulanger

Le boulanger is French for "the baker." The "le" makes this noun masculine.

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Le chapeau

Le chapeau is French for "the hat." The "le" makes this noun masculine.

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Les cheveux

Les cheveux is French for "hair." The "les" makes this noun plural.

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Les doigts

Les doigts is French for "the fingers." The "les" makes this noun plural.

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La poulet

La poulet is French for "the chicken." The "la" makes this noun feminine.

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La mère

La mère is French for "the mother." The "la" makes this noun feminine.

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Le canard

Le canard is French for "the duck." The "le" makes this noun masculine.

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La fleur

La fleur is French for "the flower." The "la" makes this noun feminine.

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La tête

La tête is French for "the head." The "la" makes this noun feminine.

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La chemise

La chemise is French for "the shirt." The "la" makes this noun feminine.

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La médecin

La médecin is French for "the doctor." The "la" makes this noun feminine.

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Le ciel

Le ciel is French for "the sky." The "le" makes this noun masculine.

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Le cheval

Le cheval is French for "horse." The "le" makes this noun masculine.

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Le pied

Le pied is French for "the foot." The "le" makes this noun masculine.

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Le professeur

Le professeur is French for "the professor." The "le" makes this noun masculine.

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La montagne

La montagne is French for "the mountain." The "la" makes this noun feminine.

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La chanteuse

La chanteuse is French for "the singer." The "la" makes this noun feminine.

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la tante

La tante is French for "the aunt." The "la" makes this noun feminine.

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La bibliothéque

La bibliothéque is French for "the library." The "la" makes this noun feminine.

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La maison

La maison is French for "the house." The "la" makes this noun feminine.

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Le jardin

Le jardin is French for "the garden." The "le" makes this noun masculine.

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La banque

La banque is French for "the bank." The "la" makes this noun feminine.

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Le visage

Le visage is French for "the face." The "le" makes this noun masculine.

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La bouche

La bouche is French for "the mouth." The "la" makes this noun feminine.

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Le musée

Le musée is French for "the museum." The "le" makes this noun masculine.

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Le cinéma

Le cinéma is French for "the movie theater." The "le" makes this noun masculine.

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Le magasin

Le magasin is French for "the store." The "le" makes this noun masculine.

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La chaussette

La chaussette is French for "the sock." The "la" makes this noun feminine.

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La souris

La souris is French for "the mouse." The "la" makes this noun feminine.

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La vache

La vache is French for "the cow." The "la" makes this noun feminine.

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Le nez

Le nez is French for "the nose." The "le" makes this noun masculine.

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La main

La main is French for "the hand." The "la" makes this noun feminine.

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Le père

Le père is French for "the father." The "le" makes this noun masculine.

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About This Quiz

How well did you do in French class? Did you do well enough that you believe you remember all of your basic French nouns? Take this quiz to find out.

When you study French, nouns are one of the first things you learn. Just like babies, learning a language begins with the ability to identify things.

Unlike English, many foreign languages also assign gender to words. For instance, in French, "la" is feminine and "le" is masculine. So, even if you remember that chien means "dog," (and that is typically enough for you to get by in France if that's all you remember), there is a difference between "le chien," the masculine form of the noun that you would use to identify a male dog, and "la chienne," the feminine form of the noun, which you would use to identify a female dog. Some other nouns, such as fils and fille (son and daugher, respectively), are spelled slightly differently, but you would still say "le fils" and "la fille" when speaking or writing about a son or a daughter. Finally, "les" is the plural form of a noun, and in many cases, includes an "s" at the end of the word.

How much of all this do you remember? Let's get started to find out.

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