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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#2

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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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#3

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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.

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#5

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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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#7

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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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#8

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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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#9

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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

Silver Fox
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4 years ago

It is used in Hungarian language too :)) I remember my gran saying that to me.

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Shauday Smith
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4 years ago

i just learned how to say "my ass" in french. Thanks boredpanda! *The More You Know! music theme*

AnnieLaurie Burke
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4 years ago

"And my ass is made of chicken" -- I want to hear a reporter say that to Kellyanne when she drops one of her "alternative facts"!

grin grin
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4 years ago

when you didnt close the door: do you live in a barn/horse-barn? when you stand between them and something [like tv :D] you're not transparent! when you lie too obviously: yeah, and i'm a ballerina [though, not sure if this isnt peculiar for my region only] when you are in a bad mood: why aren't you in a gravy/sauce? - I've known this my whole life and until know I've never checked the origin, so here it goes: formerly people thought there are four different liquids in the human body that may affect mood/temper: blood, bile, black bile and phlegm, and also the liquids were called that way: mood or temper. and people believed it so much they started to use sentences like `to be in a good/bad gravy', nowadays only the `bad mood` part remains in polish language, so `to be in a bad gravy/sauce` literally means `to be in a bad mood`:)

Alix MD
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11 months ago

"Je suis dans une bonne sauce"

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Kristina Markii
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4 years ago

accually, some of this are used in Estonia too...the one about glazier and pissing less when crying...

Dubravka Ristić
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4 years ago

in Serbia we also use those two

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Kjorn
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4 years ago

damn... i never heard any of this

Alix MD
Community Member
11 months ago

So there is a phrase I like that goes : "le malaise est aussi grand que l'espace entre ses dents" (the awkwardness is as big as the gap between these teeth) don't ask me

Christian Crisetig
Community Member
4 years ago

When you talk to someone and he is not listening: "Parle à mon cul ma tête est malade" Talk to my ass my head is ill (My mother in law uses this a lot :-))

giovanna
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4 years ago

:D

Autumn
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5 months ago

Well eat your hand and save the other one for tomorrow!! I'm so using this.

Hiro Petersson
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2 years ago

Parents in Sweden says a variation of "is your father a glazier?", they say "your dad isn't a glazier" (in swedish "din pappa är ingen glasblåsare" )

Guido Pisano
Community Member
2 years ago

"Is your father a glazier" is used also in italy in a similar form (you are not made of glass "non sei di vetro")

Catherina Fijalkauskaite
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4 years ago

Oh my gosh, I just got mind-blown - my grandpa always made me smile when I was sad, saying 'it's okay to cry, you'll pee less', and I never knew where it was from since it wasn't common in our country. Reading this I remembered that he actually KNEW FRENCH (studied in school and in uni, and kept reading French throughout his life) and THIS is where it's from...wow

Cécile Van der Borght
Community Member
4 years ago

When you are too familiar On n’a pas gardé les cochons ensemble à ce qu’il me semble We have not herd the pigs together I think

Susanna Vesna
Community Member
4 years ago

We are not in the fucking Versailles!!! Good one

Long Joan Silver
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4 years ago

"Well, eat your hand and save the other one for tomorrow" LMFAO! And, "my ass is made of Chicken"

Long Joan Silver
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4 years ago

"Well, eat your hand and save the other one for tomorrow" BAHAHAHAHA! And, "my ass is made of Chicken"

Ian Wood
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4 years ago

Awa and greet, y'll pish less

Marie Dealing
Community Member
4 years ago

ha ha ha My mother said it to me , I said it to my 3 sons and 4 grand daughters. YES I am French born and raised. :)

Julien Le Dû
Community Member
4 years ago

2 /7 are right,

Judit Thoma
Community Member
4 years ago

The vitrier one is used in Hungary too :) "Apád üveges?"

Diane DesAutels
Community Member
4 years ago

In our family, we say, "You make a better door than a window." Does anyone else use that, or is it just us?

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Melody Lanzatella
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4 years ago

Pebbles????

Diana Bernardino
Community Member
4 years ago

I have to say that the majority of those expressions are also used in Portugal... 😄

Katarzyna Cz
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4 years ago

the 2nd one is used in Poland as well ;)

Heather Smith
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4 years ago

"And my ass in made of chicken" HA! 😂

Stephen Harris
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4 years ago

Vome backs in France are so sharp we cut ourselves 😉

Stephen Harris
Community Member
4 years ago

Come backs (bi-lingual spellcheck can't keep up)!

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Jeannette Treusch
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4 years ago

We do have the first and second also in German lol

Diana CrunChewy Watson
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4 years ago

I like French sass. It speaks to my inner curmudgeon.

Elaine Elder
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4 years ago

Southeastern U.S. mountainous region... walk in on gossiping adults. Who? Who? Answer: Does your foot fit a limb.

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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
Community Member
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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#16

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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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#21

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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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#22

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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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#24

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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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#27

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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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#28

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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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