Which of These Words Come From French?

 Did you know that English has many MANY words that derive from Old French? Well, there are over 12,000 words in English that come from French. Can you determine which of the words we present you with is the one that English copied from French?
 
 
Which of these English words comes from French?
From the French word détour
Symbol
Language
Detour
Knapsack
 
 
Which of these English words comes from French?
From the French word gastronomie
Gastronomy
Talent
Planet
Prattle
 
 
Which of these English words comes from French?
From the Anglo-Norman word bacheler (bachelier in modern French)
Hero
Poem
Pseudo
Bachelor
 
 
Which of these English words comes from French?
From the Middle French word énergie
Plunder
Energy
Irony
Sarcasm
 
 
Which of these English words comes from French?
From the Old French word galerie
Sailor
Logic
Gallery
Pause
 
 
Which of these English words comes from French?
From the Old French word eritage
Theme
Heritage
Type
Poltergeist
 
 
Which of these English words comes from French?
From the Middle French word occasion
Occasion
Long
Europe
Picture
 
 
Which of these English words comes from French?
From Old French plente
Galaxy
Cynic
Plenty
Paradise
 
 
Which of these English words comes from French?
from the French word optimisme
Optimism
Magnet
Diet
Utopia
 
 
Which of these English words comes from French?
From Gascon dialect capdet
Climate
Chorus
Cadet
Pepper
 
 
Which of these English words comes from French?
From Homage in French
Homage
Genetic
Theatre
Chaos
 
 
Which of these English words comes from French?
From French débris, from obsolete débriser ‘break down'
Debris
Graph
Idea
Syntax
 
 
Which of these English words comes from French?
From the French word hôtel
Photo
Hotel
Echo
Horoscope
 
 
Which of these English words comes from French?
From the French word bureau
Bureau
Third
Dinosaur
Drama
 
 
Last but not least, which of these words does NOT come from French?
Tactic comes from Greek Τακτική (Taktikee)
Metro
Navy
Purify
Tactic
 
Try Again?
Old French words are everywhere in the English language. There are currently more than 12 thousand of them! So knowing the etymology of these words can be a great boon when considering English and understanding it fully. Why not try again or look at your mistakes now.
 
Très Bon!
Good job! You definitely know a good deal of French and of that language's influence over English over time. You have a good mind for language and a grasp of basic French. Good going!
 
Superb!
Wow are you French? If not we're SO impressed! You clearly have excellent language skills, and probably express yourself wonderfully. French is a fascinating and oh-so-beautiful language, and the more we learn of it the more we come to understand English better as well. Congratulations, you aced this test!
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