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Garden and Spring

Garden and Spring terms - French Vocabulary

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Il faut cultiver notre jardin, dit Candide.

Garden and spring – French Vocabulary – Le jardin et le printemps en français – Vocabulaire – Learn French vocabulary with Anne’s list.

Expressions du jardin

  1. Il faut cultiver son jardin. …. One must tend to their garden.
  2. On récolte ce que l’on sème. …. What goes around comes around.
  3. Une hirondelle ne fait pas le printemps. …. One can’t draw general conclusions out of only one incident.

Vocabulaire

  1. aphid …. m …. puceron
  2. bird …. m …. oiseau
  3. Bordo mix, copper sulfite mix …. f …. bouillie bordelaise
  4. branch …. f …. branche
  5. bud …. m …. bourgeon, bouton
  6. bush …. m …. buisson
  7. butterfly …. m …. papillon
  8. deciduous …. m/f …. caduque
  9. deer …. f/m/m …. biche, daim, chevreuil
  10. dirt, soil …. m/f …. sol, terre
  11. drinkable …. m/f …. potable
  12. early …. m/f …. précoce
  13. edible …. m/f …. comestible
  14. egg …. m …. œuf
  15. evergreen …. ø …. à feuilles persistantes
  16. fertilizer …. m …. engrais
  17. flower …. f …. fleur
  18. fragrance, scent, smell …. f …. odeur
  19. fresh …. m,f …. frais, fraiche
  20. frost …. f …. gelée
  21. garden …. m …. jardin
  22. gardener (female) …. f …. jardinière
  23. gardener (male) …. m …. jardinier
  24. gardener’s line …. m …. cordeau
  25. grass …. f …. herbe
  26. growing …. f …. culture
  27. hole …. m …. trou
  28. hose (watering) …. m …. tuyau d’arrosage
  29. illness …. f …. maladie
  30. in bloom …. ø …. en fleur

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un trèfle à 4 feuilles – French expression

un trèfle à 4 feuilles - French expression

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trèfle à quatre feuilles

What does the French expression ' un trèfle à 4 feuilles ' mean? How is it used in a sentence?

un trèfle à 4 feuilles means ‘a four-leaf clover/shamrock’. It brings good luck when you find it.

  • « J’ai trouvé un trèfle à 4 feuilles le jour de la Saint-Patrick. Je vais avoir de la chance. »
  • “I found a four-leaf clover on Saint Patrick’s day. I’m going to be lucky.”

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chercher midi à quatorze heures – French expression

chercher midi à quatorze heures - French expression

french expression, chercher midi à quatorze heures

Il n'est ni midi, ni quatorze heures.

What does the French expression 'chercher midi à quatorze heures' mean? How is it used in a sentence?

chercher midi à quatorze heures - to look for noon at 2 pm (fourteen hundred hours). chercher midi à quatorze heures means to complicate things, to make a situation more complicated than it needs to be.

  • « Arrête de toujours chercher midi à quatorze heures. C'est fatigant de prévoir des sorties avec toi. »
  • "Stop always complicating things. It's tiring trying to plan outings with you."

présent : je cherche midi à quatorze heures

imparfait : je cherchais midi à quatorze heures

futur : je ne chercherai pas midi à quatorze heures

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Expressions with CHAT

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  1. avoir d’autres chats à fouetter  …. to have other cats to beat  …. to have other fish to fry
  2. avoir un chat dans la gorge  …. to have a cat in the throat  …. to have a frog in one’s throat
  3. donner sa langue au chat  …. to give one’s tongue to the cat  …. to give up (trying to guess)

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un petit bout de femme – French expression

un petit bout de femme - French expression

What does the French expression ' un petit bout de femme ' mean? What does it sound like? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne Audio.

un petit bout de femme is used to describe a slender woman, ‘a (little) slip of a woman’. It’s not derogatory at all to say ‘un petit bout de femme’, it’s more of an endearing term. Actually, you can also say un petit bout to talk about a cute little child.

  • « Les chansons d’Edith Piaf sont très puissantes. Pourtant, c’était un petit bout de femme. »
  • “Edith Piaf’s songs are very powerful. Yet, she was a little slip of a woman.”

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  1. l’avant-veille = the day before the day before
  2. la veille = the day before
  3. le jour même = this day
  4. le lendemain = the day after
  5. le surlendemain = the day after the day after
  6. jour après jour, tous les jours, constamment = day in and day out

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  1. avant-hier = the day before yesterday
  2. hier = yesterday
  3. aujourd’hui = today
  4. demain = tomorrow
  5. après-demain = the day after tomorrow

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  1. ce matin = this morning
  2. cet après-midi = this afternoon
  3. ce soir = tonight (evening)
  4. cette nuit = tonight (night)
  5. demain matin = tomorrow morning
  6. hier soir = last night

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