While the vocabulary of love is known for being charming and sophisticated, French language is also pretty ridiculous sometimes. Let's celebrate a few of French grammar moments that really made us mort de rire.

French is spoken by an estimated 274 million people in the world, but that doesn't mean it's a walk in the park. French pronunciation has up to 17 vowels depending on the dialect, and most of them are nasal. Many words sound the same but mean completely different things. Everything has a gender. It can take days of examining your relationship to someone before you figure out if it's more polite to call them tu or vous. Oh, and also we must not forget the funny French way of counting! Adding all of this together, French sure seems like the hardest language to learn.

Whether you consider yourself a Francophile, or you've barely mastered bonjour, these struggles will be all too real. To make the French learning process a bit easier we've compiled some really funny jokes about it, so at least you can practice your laughing in French.

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Pi...
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4 years ago

This cracked me up.

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JEFF THE KILLER
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4 years ago

When you figure out France is trying to trigger you again.

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Isabelle Hadorn
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4 years ago

Also called patate

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#4

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Mr. Curtis
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4 years ago

6th grade in france is around year 10.

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#5

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Lorraine
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4 years ago

Lol so redundant!

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Pi...
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4 years ago

Gosh! Imagine translating that Ariana Grande song into French!

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Samantha
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4 years ago

The French version of "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers"

Selma Bnc
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4 years ago

Except you pronounce all these words exactly the same! (ver,vert,vers,verre,vert)

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Minczkiki
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4 years ago

Hungary: Te tetted e tettetett tettet, tettetett tettek tettese te! - this is a gramatically correct sentence

Lynzi Oliver-Musto
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1 year ago

There's a similar phrase in Welsh. "Ydy dy dei du di yn dy dŷ du di neu ydy dy dad di yn dy dŷ du di?" It means "Is your black tie in your black house or is your dad in your black house?" !

Laily F. Noor
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4 years ago

I hope it's not only me who tried pronouncing this tongue twister (right away) after seen it

frederic eeckman
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4 years ago

My bf is not a french native speaker (I am) and he always told me that one of the most annoying thing with french is that many words sounds very similar with many different meanings :/

Remi Petitjean
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4 years ago

Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo

Stephen Lipic
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2 years ago

It’s not a tongue twister, it’s just a sentence that tries to make fun of homonyms. Like English has a bloody leg to stand on there with their silly use of homonyms, they’re out-of-control! Where were we? We’re where we were. He threw the ball through two windows too. Not to mention sentences like: “I never said he took my wallet.” Which has a completely different meaning every time you emphasize a different word. (eg I never said HE took my wallet. I never SAID he took my wallet.)

Sabine Madara
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4 years ago

English: Green green green green greener Latvian: zaļais zaļums zaļo zaļumu zaļināja

Stephen Harris
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4 years ago

That that that that boy spoke was not too many? (Say it out loud)

François Carré
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5 months ago

Leververvaverleverver. Makes perfect sense.

WhiteFox
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3 years ago

Peter Piper a choisi un picotin de poivrons marinés = Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers

V-Sean Ruled
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3 years ago

Is this how it pronounce? Uvuvwevwevwe Onyetenyevwe Ugwemuhwem Osas?

Allyson Pond
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3 years ago

I just love French!

Pedro Luis Burgos
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4 years ago

In spanish: tres tristes tigres comen trigo en un triste trigal

Little Menace
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4 years ago

When I lived in France for a while, I came across an advert [1989] that said 'a year in hell' in French, which is a pain to pronounce as a foreigner: Un an en enfer.

Anaïs Van der Cam
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4 years ago

Ils ont oublier "en verre" à la fin

Lya Van Der Linden RN
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4 years ago

in Holland: de kat krabt de krullen van de trap or leentje leerde lotje lopen langs de lange lindelaan (the cat scrathes curls (wood;)) from the stairs and lena learned lotta to walk along the long lindenlane)

Ian Wood
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4 years ago

handy phrase

Just a Purpler
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4 years ago

Oh man imagine dealing with this on a French quiz

Aram Bayadyan
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4 years ago

It's actually closer to "How many cans can a canner can if a canner can can cans? A canner can can as many cans as a canner can if a canner can can cans"

Paul Nahmias
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4 years ago

Un ver vert dans un verre vert. L'ami l'a mis la.

Cécile Van der Borght
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4 years ago

Le vers vert va vers le verre vert sur ses chaussons en vair, tout en parlant en vers The green worm goes towards the green glas on his fur (squirrel fur) shoes, speaking in verses

Cécile Van der Borght
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4 years ago

Le ver vert ...

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Isabelle Hadorn
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4 years ago

Not all french speaking countries count this way. Belgium and Switzerland still use, septante (70), huitante (80) and nonante (90)

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giovanna
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4 years ago

:D

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Pi...
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4 years ago

Gotta remember this line!

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#11

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Pi...
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4 years ago

Omg! So hilarious! Gasping for air! Bwaahaha!

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#12

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Master Markus
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4 years ago

I doubt dying feels that good.

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#13

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giovanna
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4 years ago

Come on this is done in many many languages, it's just you English speakers who don't :D

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Dixon's Mama
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4 years ago

This is hilarious

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#15

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Pi...
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4 years ago

Oh gawd! *wheeze* I can't take these anymore! *guffaw* :-D. :-D

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giovanna
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4 years ago

Yeah, let's talk about "laugh"

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#17

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Samuel Vardier
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4 years ago

Actually more like "oil of nut of coco", or else French would be "huile de la noix du coco" whereas it's "huile de noix de coco". Makes sense.

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#18

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Miklós Nagy
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4 years ago

Well, it's actually makes sense.

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Kjorn
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4 years ago

maybe, but it's the same thing for English language for other word.

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Lorraine
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4 years ago

Oh, you Americans always butcher the French language!

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Hayley Lightcap
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4 years ago

Even to an English speaker that still sounds stupid. Just say you want some tattoos, damn!

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Jessy Mullings
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4 years ago

Why ?

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#23

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Ophélie Hollyhock
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4 years ago

What's the matter with this one ? :o

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Daria B
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4 years ago

Same with Italian: "Mi stai rompendo i coglioni". Similar with Croatian: "Ideš mi na kurac" (you're going on my penis).

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Camille Graphliart
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4 years ago

Until you meet "actually" "actuellement" "eventually" et "éventuellement" or dramatic/dramatique which ended with different meanings xD

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Trisha Lewis
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4 years ago

Not a bad joke at all, the Ouija board IS French and German for Yes

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Anna Lambert
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4 years ago

"Faire le con" doesn't mean to fuck. This means to be an ass.

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Flo Ris
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4 years ago

I don't get that one... Help, somebody ? (sorry, I'm french...)

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