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Quiz: Test your Knowledge of French Expressions in English

Over the centuries, French language and culture have exerted an immense influence over western civilisation, and nowhere is this more in evidence than in the number of French expressions in everyday use in English. See do you recognise the following French words and phrases, and match them to their meaning. Do share your experiences below 🙂

  • Question of

    carte blanche

    • unlimited authority
    • white paper
    • restaurant menu
  • Question of

    chic

    • chicken
    • girl
    • stylish
  • Question of

    en route

    • online
    • made of hardwood
    • on the way
  • Question of

    fait accompli

    • done deal
    • violent change of government
    • burning at the stake
  • Question of

    canard

    • snitch
    • unfounded rumour
    • songbird
  • Question of

    crème fraîche

    • face cream
    • ice-cream
    • sour cream
  • Question of

    eau de vie

    • perfume
    • fruit brandy
    • Victory Day
  • Question of

    escargot

    • electric car
    • shipping container
    • snail
  • Question of

    dérailleur

    • bicycle gears
    • train crash
    • white wine sauce
  • Question of

    je ne sais quoi

    • a know-it-all
    • an indefinable something
    • bourgeois
  • Question of

    Comme ci comme ca

    • with garlic
    • of an extreme temperament
    • so-so

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