French translation practice passages | Basic vocabulary

French translation practice passages | Basic vocabulary

Welcome to this French-English translation exercise! Our goal is to help you improve your language skills by practicing translation between French and English. This exercise is designed for learners of all levels, so whether you’re just starting out or already proficient, you’ll find this activity both challenging and rewarding.

In this exercise, you’ll be presented with a series of French sentences, and your task is to translate them into English as accurately as possible. Pay close attention to the grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure to ensure your translations convey the intended meaning.

Please note that some sentences might have multiple correct translations, so don’t worry if your answer doesn’t exactly match the provided solution. The key is to focus on conveying the overall meaning and structure of the sentence while adhering to proper grammar rules.

Once you’ve completed the exercise, take the time to review the correct translations and any alternative solutions to learn from any mistakes and expand your understanding of both languages.

Translate the following French sentences into English:

1. Elle lit un livre passionnant sur l’histoire de France.

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2. Nous avons mangé une délicieuse tarte aux pommes hier soir.

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3. Le garçon est en train de jouer au football avec ses amis.

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4. Le train part de la gare à 15 heures précises.

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5. Il fait froid aujourd’hui, n’oubliez pas votre manteau.

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6. Le chat dort paisiblement sur le canapé.

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7. La bibliothèque est ouverte tous les jours sauf le dimanche.

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8. Mon frère travaille comme ingénieur dans une grande entreprise.

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9. Les fleurs dans le jardin sont en pleine floraison.

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10. La fête foraine est en ville pour le week-end.

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  1. She is reading an exciting book about the history of France.
  2. We ate a delicious apple pie last night.
  3. The boy is playing soccer with his friends.
  4. The train leaves the station at exactly 3 pm.
  5. It’s cold today, don’t forget your coat.
  6. The cat is sleeping peacefully on the couch.
  7. The library is open every day except Sunday.
  8. My brother works as an engineer in a big company.
  9. The flowers in the garden are in full bloom.
  10. The fair is in town for the weekend.

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