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Pour un oui, pour un non – French expression

Pour un oui, pour un non - French expression

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What does the French expression " pour un oui, pour un non "  mean? How is it used in a sentence?

pour un oui, pour un non – for a yes, for a no. pour un oui, pour un non means ‘for no apparent reason.’

  • « Tu te mettais à pleurer pour un oui pour un non quand tu étais jeune. »
  • “ You started crying for no apparent reason when you were little.”

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Salon du Chocolat – Français Tel Quel

Le salon du Chocolat – Français Tel Quel

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Le salon du chocolat - Learn even more French with this very advanced post featuring authentic French and Anne’s worksheets.

Enjoy this 2-minute video from Le Salon du Chocolat in Nîmes, in the South of France, with a slight Southern accent.

In the companion worksheet – 7 pages

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  • translation
  • French school system
  • ordinal numbers in French
  • practice on all of the above

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Le salon du chocolat
Lorsque les Mayas et les Aztèques ont découvert le cacao, ils ne se doutaient pas qu’un jour, son dérivé, le chocolat, tiendrait salon. C’est pourtant le cas pour ce premier salon qui se tient au parc des expositions de Nîmes durant trois jours.
Ici, c’est vraiment...

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Docteur chômeur – Advanced French

Docteur chômeur – Advanced French

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Docteur chômeur – Advanced French – Learn French with Anne’s AUDIO.

France nous parle de son neveu et sa bagarre pour trouver du travail ces jours-ci en France, même s’il a un doctorat. Ça fait que son neveu est encore un tanguy.

France is telling us about her nephew and his struggle to find a job these days in France, even though he holds a doctorate degree. As a matter of fact, her nephew is still a tanguy.

In the companion worksheet – 13 pages

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  • translation
  • graduation terms in French
  • French expressions with first names, such as ‘un tanguy’
  • sequence of tenses in French sentences
  • practice and answers on all of the above

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Docteur-chômeur

Mon neveu est docteur en lettres modernes. Ma sœur et mon beau-frère étaient contents qu’il ait enfin fini son cursus. À trente ans, ils en avaient un peu marre d’avoir un tanguy à...

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aller et venir – French expression

aller et venir - French expression

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What does the French expression " aller et venir "  mean? How is it used in a sentence?

aller et venir – to go and to come. aller et venir means to go here and there or to go and come back right away. aller et venir is ‘coming and going’.

  • « Je ne serai pas longtemps. Je ne fais que d’aller et venir. »
  • “I won’t be long. I’m only coming and going.”

Tenses and Modes

présent : je vais je viens

passé composé : je suis venu/e, je suis allé/e

futur : j’irai, je viendrai

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l’échapper belle – French expression

l'échapper belle - French expression

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l'échapper belle

What does the French expression " l'échapper belle "  mean? How is it used in a sentence?

l'échapper belle - it to escape beautiful (feminine form of beau) -  is one of these French expression - pretty common one - that uses belle or beau 'beautiful', such as avoir beau means to be a close call.

  • « Ben dis-donc, on l'a échappé belle. La voiture a failli nous rentrer dedans. »
  • "Well well, that was a close call. The car almost bumped into us."

Tenses and modes

présent : je l'échappe belle, nous l'échappons belle

passé composé : je l'ai échappé belle, nous l'avons échappé belle

present subjunctive: que je l'échappe belle, que nous l'échappions belle

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Le premier bonheur du jour – French pop song

Le premier bonheur du jour

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Le premier bonheur du jour

Learn French with Anne and this nice song, called ‘ Le premier bonheur du jour ’ by Françoise Hardy and Sacha Distel

Today, we’re listening to a short sweet 1963 song called Le premier bonheur du jour - ‘The first happiness of the day’ sung by Françoise Hardy and Sacha Distel, two sweat-hearts of the French from the sixties.

Aujourd’hui,  nous écoutons une petite chanson de 1963 bien sympa et qui s’appelle Le premier bonheur du jour. Elle est chantée par Françoise Hardy et Sacha Distel, deux coqueluches des Français des années 60.

In the worksheet – 9 pages

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  • translation
  • emotions
  • QUI and QUE, two relative pronouns
  • practice on all of the above

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Le premier bonheur du jour

C'est un ruban de soleil

Qui s'enroule sur ta main

Et caresse mon épaule...

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