Proverbs :


Every culture has its own unique proverbs and idioms, which are simple and sometimes wise sayings that make a general observation about the world, or offer a bit of advice.


The following two quizzes present 15 French proverbs each, with three possible meanings for each one; see if you can figure out which one is right:


Quiz 1 - Easy

Quiz 2 - Not so easy!



Idioms :


An idiom is a phrase or an expression that has a figurative meaning, rather than a literal one, such as in the English phrase 'it's not rocket science', meaning that it's not difficult to understand or to do something.


The following two quizzes each present 15 common French idioms: give them a try!


Quiz 1 - Easy

Quiz 2 - Not so easy!






Study Aids:

Under each of the quizzes you'll find links to other useful things on the Free French Quiz website, including:



Related quizzes:



Assisted reading (with mp3 audio):



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