Can You Translate These French Nouns?
by Becky

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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