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Easy French Practice

2 French Riddles & Audio and English Translation

By Mostafa Abedinifard on April 7, 2014

Jokes and puns in French are a fun way to train on your speaking abilities and pronunciation: memorize them by heart, and then tell them to your French speaking friends, or your classmates. It’s a good way to start the day!

How To Study French With French Jokes

Here are my French tips to better your French:

  1. Listen to the audio without reading the transcript
  2. If you don’t get it, read the French transcript as you are listening to the audio of the joke (repeat as needed)
  3. As a last resort, read the English translation. Then listen to the audio again.
  4. Make sure your make French flashcards to memorise the new vocabulary.

French Riddle 1 – Devinette

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Qu’est-ce qui commence par E, qui finit par E et qui ne contient qu’une seule lettre ?

What [word] starts with E, ends with E, and yet has only one letter in it?

Réponse :  Une enveloppe !

Answer: An envelope! [Pun on the word “lettre”].


French Pun 2 – Vol

Un voleur est au vingtième étage d’un immeuble. Tout à coup son pied glisse et il tombe en bas.
Les policiers disent : “Ce fut son dernier vol”.

Flight / Robbery

A thief is on the twentieth floor of a building. Suddenly his foot slips and he falls down.
The police say: “This was his last flight [“vol” means both “flight” and “theft, robbery””].


French Riddle 3

Je commence la nuit,
Je finis le matin,
et j’apparais 2 fois dans l’année.
Qui suis-je ?

Night starts with me,
and morning ends with me (in French only…),
and I appear twice in a Year (again, in French).
What am I?

Réponse: la lettre “n”.

Answer: The letter “N.”

More French Jokes and Puns

For more audio French jokes and puns with audio recordings and English translation on French Today, follow these links:

  1. French Jokes and Puns
  2. French Jokes & Audio – 2
  3. Jokes in French – 3
  4. French Jokes Recorded – 4
  5. French Toto Jokes – 5
  6. Learn French With Jokes – 6
  7. Laugh in French – 7
  8. Blagues en Français – 8
  9. Easy to Understand French Jokes – 9
  10. French Funny Jokes – 10
  11. Recorded French Jokes – 11
  12. French Humor – 12
  13. A Fun Way to Learn French With French Jokes – 13
  14. Laugh With French Jokes – 14
  15. Blagues en Français – 15
  16. Blagues Françaises + Audio – 16
  17. Jokes From France – 17
  18. Blagues en Français – 18
  19. Learn French With French Jokes – 19
  20. French Jokes – A Fun French Practice – 20

And also

  1. Our daughter Leyla tells French Jokes (With Video)
  2. A Fun French Prank With Eggs
  3. French laughter Vocabulary & April’s Fool Tradition

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