https://www.duolingo.com/SussexSoleil

French logic puzzle for intermediate French speakers.

I was reminded today of what a useful teaching resource these puzzles are. See if you can answer the question below ...

Cinq hommes de nationalité et de professions différentes habitent avec leur animal préféré cinq maisons de couleurs différentes où ils boivent leur boisson préférée.

1.L'Anglais habite la maison rouge.

2.L'Espagnol adore son chien.

3.L'Islandais est ingénieur.

4.La maison verte sent bon le café.

5.La maison verte est située immédiatement à gauche de la blanche.

6.Le sculpteur possède un âne.

7.Le diplomate habite la maison jaune.

8.Le Norvégien habite la première maison à gauche.

9.Le médecin habite la maison voisine de celle où demeure le propriétaire du renard.

10.La maison du diplomate est voisine de celle où il y a un cheval.

11.On boit du lait dans la maison du milieu.

12.Le Slovène boit du thé.

13.Le violoniste boit du jus d'orange.

14.Le Norvégien demeure à côté de la maison bleue.

Question : Qui boit de l'eau ? Et qui élève le zèbre ?

Who drinks water? Who has a zebra?

July 26, 2015

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/SussexSoleil

Credit to wonderful-day https://www.duolingo.com/wonderful-day for suggesting this.

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Tamuna10

Comme j'ai fait, le Norvegien boit de l'eau et l'Islandais élève le zèbre. Ai-je raison? :)

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SussexSoleil

Oui, ta réponse est correcte! :)

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Tamuna10

Merci ^_^

July 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/winterlollipop

It's a lot like Einstein's riddle. And the Icelandic is the one with the zebra, and the Norwegian drinks water, like Tamuna10 said.

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SussexSoleil

I didn't know that it was called Einstein's riddle, although I do recall solving these types of puzzles at school. Thanks, and you are of course correct, as Tamuna10 seems to have no trouble with these.

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LittleOne2321

That was fun! And not too hard. Where can we find more?

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SussexSoleil

Good. In French, these puzzles are called "Intégrammes". Just Google that to find loads.

Here's a page of them to get you started.

https://brigittepage.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/intc3a9grammes.pdf

Or some progressively more difficult ones:

http://archimede.mat.ulaval.ca/amq/bulletins/mar14/10-maitre-Problemes-et-jeux.pdf

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BookstoreGhost

Thanks for this! I love doing logic problems in English and had been searching for some in French, to no avail. Now I know where to find them!

July 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SussexSoleil

You might also like some of the puzzles presented in French here:

https://sites.google.com/site/lesenigmesdedocsibyllin/home

For the coded messages, not only will you have to decode them into French, but maybe translate them as well to find out what they mean. This double decoding is an important skill for spies, since the message is unlikely to be conveniently written in English or whatever your native language happens to be.

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/S0S_90

Oui, j'ai encore trouvé que le Norwegian boit du l'eau et l'Islandais élève le zèbre. Mais est-il possible de trouver la solution sans deviner au moins un fois? Je n'ai pu ca mais normallement on devrais pouvoir...

July 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Kattykins

Oui, j'ai trouvé la solution sans deviner. C'est possible! :)

August 5, 2015
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