10 Hilarious French Puns & Translation & Audio Pronunciation 不

“Monsieur et Madame” French puns are very popular in France today. Pun in French + audio recording + translation + explanation of the pun.

French puns and French jokes are a great way to learn French: not only do they provide a lot of useful vocabulary but they feature the modern spoken French language pronunciation and sentence structure.

French puns are also a door into French culture. In this article, Ill give you examples of a very popular style of French puns: the Monsieur et Madame French jokes.

I provided the explanation of the pun as well. Enjoy, and dont hesitate to share it with your French teachers or French speaking friends!

This free French lesson like many on French Todays blog features audio recordings. Click on the link next to the headphones to hear the French pronunciation.

What are the Monsieur et Madame French Puns?

While bearing similarities to Knock knock jokes in their use of puns as the basic feature, Monsieur et Madame French puns have their specific format: they all start with a question about what an imaginary couple might call their child(ren), based on their last name:

  • Monsieur et Madame X ont un fils/une fille, comment sappelle-t-il/elle?
    Mr. and Mrs. X have a son/daughter, whats his/her name?

What is supposed to cause laughter here is the combination of the given answer, i.e. the childs first name, with the last name already mentioned in the question.

10 Recorded French Puns

Please press play to listen to my audio recording of the puns in French. I suggest you first listen to the audio to see if you can get it, and only look at the transcript if need be.

French Pun 1

Monsieur et madame Forme ont trois fils, comment sappellent-ils?
-J矇sus, Hans, Hubert.

Explanation of the French pun

J矇sus Hans Hubert Forme: Je suis en super forme (Im full of energy) you have to play a bit with the French pronunciation here!)

French Pun 2

Monsieur et madame Nastik ont un fils, comment sappelle-t-ilJim. (Jim Nastik: gymnastique) Click to Post

French Pun 3

Monsieur et Madame Ouzi ont un fils, comment sappelle-t-il?

Explanation of the French pun

(Jacques Ouzi: Jacuzzi)

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French Pun 4

Monsieur et Madame Bricot ont un fils, comment sappelle-t-il?

Explanation of the French pun

(Judas Bricot: jus dabricot apricot juice)

French Pun 5

Monsieur et Madame Toilettes ont un fils

Explanation of the French pun

(Alonzo Toilettes : allons aux toilettes lets go to the bathroom)

French Pun 6

Monsieur et Madame Toilette ont une fille, comment sappelle-t-elleAude(Eau de toilette)Click to Post

Explanation of the French pun

(Eau de toilette)

French Pun 7

Monsieur et Madame Tommy ont une fille, comment sappelle-t-elle?

Explanation of the French pun

(Anna Tommy anatomie)

French Pun 8

Monsieur et Madame Diote ont une fille, comment lappellent-ils?

Explanation of the French pun

(Kelly Diote Quelle idiote! Such a dummy!)

French Pun 9

Monsieur et Madame Bonbeur ont un fils, comment lappellent-il?

Explanation of the French pun

(Jean Bonbeur; jambon beurre the French nickname for a baguette sandwich with a bit of butter and ham)

French Pun 10

Monsieur et Madame Vrogne ont une fille, comment sappelle-t-elle?

Explanation of the French pun

Kelly Vrogne : Quelle ivrogne ! what a drunk!

Im curious: do you find these French puns funny? Does the format work for you? Do they make you laugh? Please let me know in the comment below!

Mostafa Abedinifard

I am doing my PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta. In my research I use three languages: Farsi, English, and French. The first is my mother tongue, and the second has been the language of instruction in my studies during the past decade. As for French, I dare to say that my familiarity with Camilles great French audio lessons has been a turning point in my relationship with this language. Thanks Camille!

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