French Place Of Adjectives

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French Place Of Adjectives - Quiz

Some adjectives change their meaning according to where they are in the sentence, before or after the noun. Enjoy deciding what the meaning is.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

      un cher village

    • A.

      A dear village

    • B.

      An expensive village

    Correct Answer
    A. A dear village
    Explanation
    The phrase "un cher village" translates to "a dear village" in English. In this context, "dear" does not refer to the cost or expense of the village, but rather to its sentimental value or affectionate nature. The word "dear" can also mean beloved or cherished, suggesting that the village holds a special place in someone's heart.

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  • 2. 

    Le dernier mois

    • A.

      The last month

    • B.

      Last month

    Correct Answer
    A. The last month
    Explanation
    The phrase "le dernier mois" translates to "the last month" in English. It refers to the month that occurred most recently in the past. This phrase can be used to indicate the final month of a specific period or timeframe.

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  • 3. 

    Un grand homme

    • A.

      A tall man

    • B.

      A great man

    Correct Answer
    B. A great man
    Explanation
    The phrase "un grand homme" translates to "a great man" in English. This phrase suggests that the person being referred to is not only physically tall, but also possesses qualities that make them admirable, influential, or significant. It implies that the person is respected, accomplished, or has made a significant impact in some way.

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  • 4. 

    Un pauvre garçon

    • A.

      A poor boy

    • B.

      An unfortunate boy

    Correct Answer
    B. An unfortunate boy
    Explanation
    The phrase "un pauvre garçon" translates to "a poor boy" in English. However, it is important to note that in this context, the word "pauvre" also carries the connotation of being unfortunate or pitiable. Therefore, "an unfortunate boy" is a more accurate translation that captures the full meaning of the original phrase.

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  • 5. 

    La prochaine semaine

    • A.

      The following week

    • B.

      Next week

    Correct Answer
    A. The following week
    Explanation
    The phrase "la prochaine semaine" is a French expression that translates to "the following week" or "next week" in English. It refers to the week that comes after the current one.

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  • 6. 

    Ma propre clé

    • A.

      My clean key

    • B.

      My own key

    Correct Answer
    B. My own key
    Explanation
    The phrase "ma propre clé" is in French and translates to "my own key" in English. It implies ownership and possession of the key, emphasizing that it belongs to the speaker. The phrase "my clean key" does not accurately convey the intended meaning of ownership, making it an incorrect translation.

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  • 7. 

    Une seule femme

    • A.

      Only one woman

    • B.

      A single woman

    Correct Answer
    A. Only one woman
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "only one woman". This answer accurately translates the phrase "une seule femme" from French to English. It conveys the meaning that there is just a solitary woman, emphasizing the singularity and exclusivity of the situation. "A single woman" is a similar alternative that also captures the intended meaning.

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  • 8. 

    Une affaire sale

    • A.

      A dirty piece of clothing

    • B.

      A nasty story

    Correct Answer
    A. A dirty piece of clothing
    Explanation
    The phrase "une affaire sale" is a French expression that translates to "a dirty affair" in English. However, in this context, it is used figuratively to refer to a dirty piece of clothing. This means that the correct answer is "a dirty piece of clothing" because it accurately reflects the meaning of the phrase.

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  • 9. 

    Un hôtel cher

    • A.

      A dear hotel

    • B.

      An expensive hotel

    Correct Answer
    B. An expensive hotel
    Explanation
    The phrase "un hôtel cher" translates to "an expensive hotel" in English. The word "cher" in French means "expensive," so when combined with "hôtel," it indicates that the hotel is costly. Therefore, the correct answer is "an expensive hotel."

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  • 10. 

    La semaine dernière

    • A.

      The last week

    • B.

      Last week

    Correct Answer
    B. Last week
    Explanation
    The phrase "la semaine dernière" is a French expression that translates to "last week" in English. It refers to the period of time that occurred before the present week.

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  • 11. 

    Une dame grande

    • A.

      A great woman

    • B.

      A tall woman

    Correct Answer
    B. A tall woman
    Explanation
    The phrase "une dame grande" translates to "a tall woman" in English. The word "grande" means "tall" in this context. Therefore, the correct answer is "a tall woman."

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  • 12. 

    Un homme pauvre

    • A.

      A poor man

    • B.

      An unfortunate man

    Correct Answer
    A. A poor man
    Explanation
    The phrase "un homme pauvre" translates to "a poor man" in English. This means that the man in question lacks financial resources or is living in poverty. The term "poor" describes his economic situation, indicating that he does not have enough money or material possessions. Therefore, "a poor man" is an appropriate translation for "un homme pauvre."

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  • 13. 

    Le mois prochain

    • A.

      The following month

    • B.

      Next month

    Correct Answer
    B. Next month
    Explanation
    The phrase "le mois prochain" is a French expression that translates to "next month" in English. It refers to the month that comes after the current one. Therefore, the correct answer is "next month."

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  • 14. 

    Sa maison propre

    • A.

      His/her own house

    • B.

      His/her clean house

    Correct Answer
    B. His/her clean house
    Explanation
    The phrase "sa maison propre" translates to "his/her clean house" in English. The possessive pronoun "sa" indicates that the house belongs to someone, and "propre" means clean. Therefore, the correct answer is "his/her clean house."

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  • 15. 

    Une personne seule

    • A.

      Only one person

    • B.

      A single person

    Correct Answer
    B. A single person
    Explanation
    The phrase "une personne seule" in French translates to "a single person" in English. It refers to an individual who is alone or not accompanied by others. Therefore, the correct answer is "a single person."

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  • 16. 

    Une sale affaire

    • A.

      A nasty story

    • B.

      A dirty piece of clothing

    Correct Answer
    A. A nasty story
    Explanation
    The phrase "une sale affaire" in French translates to "a nasty story" in English. This means that the expression is used to describe a situation or event that is unpleasant, scandalous, or morally questionable. It does not refer to a dirty piece of clothing, as that would be a different phrase or expression.

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