Oui, c’est ça!

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

Avec des si…

The saying goes like this: “Avec des si, on mettrait Paris en bouteille”  (If wishes were horses, beggars would ride). It means that by abusively guessing without considering facts, anything becomes possible, be it fitting the whole...

Livraison de…

After telling you a language mishap story about my mother, my father and about me,  today I will tell you one involving my son. You see, my son was raised bilingual, in a part of Canada where English is the language mostly spoken. The only French...

BD Du Jour: Recharger la page

On your browser, there is a button you can click to reload the page you are viewing. It’s called the refresh button. In French, it is called Le bouton Actualiser  /luh boo ton ack tuah lee zay/ (LISTEN), while the action itself is Recharger...

Song: L’horloge

Today’s song is by Quebec group Les cowboys fringants (The Dashing Cowboys). The two brains, Karl Tremblay and Jean-François Pauzé, originally met at a hockey game in a Greater Montreal suburb some twenty years ago. You can read all about...

Exigeant, exigent?

Here are a few words that you might come across reading and writing. Some look alike, but don’t sound the same. Others sound the same, but write differently! Note: To hear pronunciation while reading sentences, right click on LISTEN and...

Song du Jour: Tout De Moi

This lovely song by Quebec singer Andrée Watters speaks of longing, trust and sharing between two long time lovers.   PAROLES: Tout De Moi: Tu sais d’où (from where) je viens Et par quoi (what) je suis passée (I went through) Tu sais...

What?

There is more than one way to translate “what” in French, depending on which “what” you mean and its function in the sentence: Quoi (used mostly alone); Qu’est-ce que, qu’est-ce qui (used in questions); Ce que...