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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Marco Andreas
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4 years ago

great return

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#4

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Miklós Nagy
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4 years ago

They are counting how many years left before they can go to uni and do dru- I mean study hard.

an actual phan trash can
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4 years ago

high on knowledge

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Bunnies are better!!
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4 years ago

way to go on making my life more complicated, france. am i in eighth grade(US) or 4th grade? BAWWW!!

Samantha
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4 years ago

Holy Moly, France! That's confusing!

Rachel Nordby
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4 years ago

Then there's Canada the only one that actually makes senses

Sadie Shapiro
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11 months ago

"Why are the men fresh" had me laughing out loud XD

fA P
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4 years ago

ÉCOLE MATERNELLE CYCLE 1 PS petite section MS moyenne section GS grande section ÉCOLE PRIMAIRE CYCLE 2 CP Cours préparatoire CE1-CE2 cours élémentaire 1-2 CYCLE 3 CM1-CM2 cours moyen 1-2 COLLEGE 6e 5e 4e 3e LYCÉE 2e 1e terminale >>>> baccalaureate (examen general culture before specialization in high studies)

Susanna Vesna
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4 years ago

"France what the fuck"!!! AHAHAHHAaA

CandyCorn
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4 years ago

"Terminale"

Julie Julie
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4 years ago

Before CP it's Maternelle, not kindergarten, and there are 3 years you can do there, but not all children go

André Alcântara
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4 years ago

In Brazil you go 9 years and then you go back to the first. Cool right?

Heather Smith
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4 years ago

Haha! "France what the fuck"

Autumn
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5 months ago

I am so confused with france right now

Brian Mcclaskey
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2 years ago

We use the grades as well. Freshman et al are more like slang terms.

UniversalMel
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3 years ago

Wut FRANCE

WhiteFox
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3 years ago

australia is just kindergarten, year 1, year 2 etc then year 12 and uni

Adeline Morgendorffer
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3 years ago

French makes sense too , once again for historical reasons , CM2 was 7th , CM1 8th etc. Terminale means end ( just like in an airport) , so it means when you are in terminale ( to use the french terms) it means you're done with your secondary studis

Timmy Carey
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4 years ago

what the frick France? i laughed so hard and i still am

Fabrice de Grenelle
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4 years ago

It's actually slightly worse. Kindergarten is divided in "petite section", "moyenne section", "grande section" and even sometimes "toute petite section" depending at what age the kid starts going to school.

Emre
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4 years ago

confusing as hell

Melody Lanzatella
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4 years ago

I agree with the sophomore, (especially the spelling of THAT!) senior thing. It should just be 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th. That is what I have always said.

Cédric Pacaut
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4 years ago

Well well well, from 3 years to University in france its... TOTALLY FREE... sorry if it's confusing , so go back to work people and pay the bills...

Stephen Harris
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4 years ago

When I was at school in England it went; Primary school:- 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year Middle school:- 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year High school 3rd form (wtf) 4th form 5th form 6th form Upper 6th (YOU WHAT)?

Celeste Spaniel
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4 years ago

Whoa, I'm from England and have never heard of such a confusing counting system for a school!

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Elaine Elder
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4 years ago

People (including American people) forget America is a melting pot of people from all over the world. America has words and customs from every other part of the world and sometimes what got kept and what has been discarded has no logical explanation

Kjorn
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4 years ago

it's much simpler in french-canada. i too didn't understand the grade in France :-)

Mr. Curtis
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4 years ago

6th grade in france is around year 10.

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Stephen Harris
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4 years ago

But it's pronounced 'kes ke say' a lot of French autograph has silent letters

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#6

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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"

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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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Leonardo Sinigaglia
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4 years ago

"Go on and cry, you'll piss less". Great! I will use it in italian

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#10

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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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Rachael Leventhal
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4 years ago

Singing "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall" must take forever!

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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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#14

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Danny Teok
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4 years ago

In China, is just "the aunty" is here.

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#15

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Lauren Webster
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4 years ago

Baguette magique

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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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JEFF THE KILLER
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4 years ago

Don't worry they are just dumbing it down for beginners XD

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Lorraine
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4 years ago

Oh, you Americans always butcher the French language!

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maryhadalittlelamb
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4 years ago

but then again he spelled it as "handfull". how we know if he meant handful or hand full? it's ok to be confused! ;)

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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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Master Markus
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4 years ago

I'm fairly certain that "breaking my balls" is also an English phrase. Not sure what country it originates from.

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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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Kristin Kristin
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4 years ago

Oui = yes in french + ja = yes in german = oui+ja = ouija. Sorry, mate

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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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