Oui, c’est ça!

A blog for learning French, and having fun along the way : lessons, cartoons, songs and more…

Song: Francky

This catchy little song comes to us from Quebec artist Marième. It has been playing on the radio all summer, currently occupying ninth position on the French radio’s top song count down. So enticing, I am sure that as soon as you hear it...

Learn French: Après avoir…

Today’s expression:   (After eating/having had something to eat) LISTEN       (After looking /having looked everywhere) LISTEN     (After stepping in dog poo) LISTEN   How to use: Use this when you...

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Learn French: Je voudrais…

The French wishing verb par excellence is je voudrais /xhuh voo dreh/ (LISTEN) (Right click Open Link in New Tab). It means I would like, while je veux /xhuh vuhr/ (LISTEN) means I want. But when using it, be careful what you wish...

BD du jour: Range ta chambre!

Parents often nag their children with this phrase, and if you are/were an aupair, or experienced any French homestay where children were present, you are bound to have heard it at least once: (LISTEN) Range ta chambre /ronsh tah shonb ruh/* [French...

Song: Boum Boum Boum

Today’s song is Mika’s latest hit, and when you hear the lyrics, you’ll understand my last few posts (look here and here). Below is the karaoke version, on which you can follow the paroles. The official high budget music vid...

Qu’importe

  Meaning: ça n’a pas d’importance (No matter…)  Pronounce: /kemp ortuh/ (source: Forvo) Synonym: peu importe /puh emp ortuh/   When to use: At the start of a sentence. How to use:  Qu’importe is actually a...

French Barbecue

Found on Facebook… Do you get it? In France, people pronounce “barbecue” like this: /bar buh kyoo/   But pronounced even more literally, it goes like this: /barbo kü/, which in French happens to mean “barbe au...

J’ai failli…

  Faillir   This verb is almost always used in its participle form: failli /fah yee/ (LISTEN) *Right click and open link in new tab. And because it is used with “avoir”, its spelling never changes: (LISTEN) *Right click and...