Oui, c’est ça!

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

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Impossible? Impensable!

Today’s quote is a pun taken on the website Foozine. In order to understand it, you have to know the the French are very heavily taxed, that France, in fact, has a “higher tax burden than any other country in the Euro...

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BD du jour: critiques

The controversy du jour in France right now is about the publication of a book by President François Hollande’s ex-partner, Valérie Trierweiler, about their past relationship. Out of nosiness, everyone and their brother is reading, or...

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Y en a marre! Cussing in French

Y en a marre! /yawn ah marr/ LISTEN means I am fed up!  It is used when one is (very) frustrated. It’s not a bad word per say, but it’s intimate. Too intimate for, say, a job interview. The way it is uttered is almost as important as...

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Over The Weather: “il fait”

In French, when you want to comment the weather, you use the verb “faire” (to make) instead of “être” (to be). LISTEN So you are literally saying, “It makes nice”. Good news is that it will always be “il...

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BD du jour: je t’envoie un texto

  Vocabulary dis: tell fils: son arrêter: to stop jouer: to play franchement!: really! envoyer: to send J’envoie X: I send X Je t’envoie X: I send you X Je lui envoie X: I send him/her X un texto: a text...

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Learn French: Je lui envoie…

Do you know the verb envoyer? It means to send. envoyer /on vwa yeah/ LISTEN Here is how you conjugate it in the Present tense: (I send – You send – He/she sends – One/Us guys send – We send – You guys send –...

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...