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glass of wine – French expression

What does ” ballon de rouge ” mean? How do you say ‘ glass of wine ’ in French? How is it pronounced? How is it used in a French sentence? Listen to Anne, a French native say it at FrenchHour.com.

un ballon de rouge – a ball of red. In everyday French, un ballon de rouge is used to describe a glass of cheap wine served in a round, ball-shape wine glass. That  cultural aspect is lost in translation and is mostly translated by ‘a glass of wine’.

  • « Allez, Dédé, verse-moi un petit ballon de rouge ! »
    • “Come on, Drew, pour me a little glass or red wine!”

Tenses and Modes

  • Impératif : Verse-moi un ballon de rouge ! – Versez-moi un ballon de rouge !
  • Impératif négatif : Ne me verse pas de ballon de rouge ! Ne me versez pas de ballon de rouge !
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10 Expressions avec CŒUR

  1. à contre cœur …. against one’s will
  2. avoir du cœur …. to be kind and compassionate
  3. avoir du cœur au ventre …. to be brave, courageous
  4. avoir le cœur gros …. to be sad
  5. avoir le cœur sur la main …. to be very generous
  6. avoir un cœur d’artichaut …. to be fickle in love, to engage in many frivolous love affairs
  7. faire contre mauvaise fortune bon cœur …. to see the glass full, to make a lemonade out of lemons
  8. mettre du cœur au ventre …. to incite, to motivate
  9. mettre/avoir du cœur à l’ouvrage …. to work with enthusiasm
  10. tenir à cœur  …. to be very important

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mushy – French expression

What does ” à l’eau de rose ” mean? How do you say ‘ mushy ’ in French? How is it pronounced? How is it used in a French sentence? Listen to Anne, a French native say it at FrenchHour.com.

à l’eau de rose – at the water of rose. In everyday French, à l’eau de rose means ‘sappy’, ‘mushy’.

  • « Je suis d’humeur romantique aujourd’hui et je lis un roman à l’eau de rose. »
    • “I’m feeling romantic today and I’m reading a mushy novel.”

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to be fickle in love – French expression

What does ” avoir un cœur d’artichaut ” mean? How do you say ‘ fickle ’ in French? How is it pronounced? How is it used in a French sentence? Listen to Anne, a French native say it at FrenchHour.com.

avoir un cœur d’artichaut – to have a heart of artichoke. This beautiful artichoke can feed many mouths, one leaf at a time. It gives all of us a bit of food, never the whole thing. In everyday French, avoir un cœur d’artichaut describes a person who gives a bit of love to many people. It means ‘to be fickle’.

 Note that the verb is AVOIR, TO HAVE in French, and TO BE in English.

  • « Si j’étais toi, je sortirais pas avec lui, il a un cœur d’artichaut. Je l’ai déjà vu avec 3 copines ce mois-ci. »
    • “If I were you, I wouldn’t go out with him, he’s fickle in love. I’ve already seen him with 3 girl friends this month.”
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This Advanced French lesson features a culturally sensitive text with an audio file, its translation, vocabulary practice and a grammar topic.

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Nos deux tourtereaux, France et Henri, fêtent la Saint-Valentin. Henri gâte vraiment France. Elle prenait un café aux Deux Magots, quand il l’a appelée. Plus tard dans l’après-midi, ils se sont retrouvés Place Vendôme, chez Cartier, QG de la bijouterie de luxe. Tout un programme !

France and Henri are all lovey-dovey on Valentine’s day. Henri is spoiling France. She was having coffee at Les Deux Magots when he called her. Later on that afternoon, they met Place Vendômechez Cartier’s, quarters of luxury jewelry. He really outdid himself! Listen how.

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La saint Valentin à Paris

H. Allô, chérie ?

F. Allô oui. Tu appelles d’où ?

H. Je suis Place Vendôme.

F. Mais qu’est-ce que tu fais là-bas ?

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hardly a secret – French expression

What does ” un secret de polichinelle ” mean? How do you say ‘hardly a secret’ in French? How is it pronounced? How is it used in a French sentence? Listen to Anne, a French native say it at FrenchHour.com.

un secret de polichinelle – a secret of Punchinello, the character from Italian ‘la commedia dell’arte’. In everyday French, un secret de polichinelle means that there is something that everyone knows, but won’t talk about. In English, t’s ‘an open secret’, or ‘hardly a secret’.

  • « Pour faire des progrès en français, il faut réviser tous les jours. Ça, c’est un secret de polichinelle. »
    • “To improve one’s French, you must review every day. That’s hardly a secret.”

Tenses and Modes

  • présent de l’indicatif : Ça, c’est un secret de polichinelle.
  • conditionnel présent : Ça, ce serait un secret de polichinelle.

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