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un poil dans la main – French expression

un poil dans la main - French expression

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What does the French expression ‘ un poil dans la main ‘ mean? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne Audio.

avoir un poil dans la main – to have a hair in the palm of your hand – means to be really lazy.

  • « Elle[ne] fout rien; jamais. Elle a un poil dans la main. »
  • “She never does a darn thing. Never. She’s really lazy.”

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Savoir déguster le vin – Advanced podcast

Savoir déguster le vin - Advanced podcast

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Beaujolais wine and glass

Savoir déguster le vin – Knowing how to taste wine – Advanced French – Learn French with Anne’s AUDIO.

Today’s is called: “Savoir déguster le vin – Knowing how to taste wine”. That Thursday, the third in November, it was the yearly release of the Beaujolais nouveau wine. France went to a wine tasting class for the occasion. She loved it and tells us about what she learned about how to appreciate wine. There seems to be 4 steps to it. Find them out with the AUDIO and the companion worksheet.

In the companion worksheet – 11 pages

  • text
  • translation
  • wine terms
  • 2 verbs - SENTIR and RESSENTIR
  • demonstrative pronouns such as CELLE, CELUI AND CEUX (THE ONE/S)
  • practice

Text excerpt – transcribe it and check your answers

Savoir déguster le vin

À l’occase de la sortie du Beaujolais nouveau, le troisième jeudi de novembre, la cave de mon quartier avait organisé un cours pour savoir comment déguster le vin. Je dois dire que j’étais vraiment...

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Related: Wine tasting terms . CELLE… . SENTIR ou RESSENTIR ? . French drinking song .

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Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé !

Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé !

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Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé !

Beaujolais nouveau. What is this Beaujolais nouveau we hear so much about?

Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé !

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Le Beaujolais, jolais, jolais

Le Beaujolais, jolais, jolais

Le Beaujolais, je l’ai, je l’ai dans ma cave.

Le lait j’ai beau, j’ai beau, j’ai beau

Le lait j’ai beau, j’ai beau, j’ai beau

Le lait j’ai beau, j’ai beau, j’ai beau

Penser à en boire

Je préfère nettement le pinard*

D’abord le lait, c’est blanc, c’est laid

Ça s’garde qu’au frais

Ça fait qu’ça fait des frais

Tandis qu’le vin, c’est du satin d’raisin

Surtout, clients, le vin que j’vous vends

*'wine' in slang

 

Related: Wine terms . Article 1 . Article 2 . Article en français .Test your knowledge of Beaujolais Nouveau .

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piquette – French expression

piquette – French expression

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C'est de la piquette

What does the French expression ‘ de la piquette ‘ mean? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne Audio.

la piquette est un vin de très mauvaise qualité, un mauvais vin de table en français courant. Des synomymes de « piquette » sont « bibine, pinard, vinasse »

la piquette - the little poke - means "a very bad quality wine", "a bad table wine" in everyday French. Other ways to say that are "bibine, pinard, vinasse".

  • « Non, ne bois pas ce vin-là, c'est vraiment de la piquette. »
  • "No, don't drink this wine, it's really bad quality."

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French verb conjugated – BOIRE

French verb conjugated – BOIRE – to drink

french, french online, boire to drink, french verb

Boire un petit coup, c'est agréable.

How is this French verb conjugated – BOIRE - TO DRINK? What does it sound like? AUDIO below, by Anne, a native speaker

Indicatif - Indicative Mode .... statements

présent .... present tense

je bois .... I drink*

je ne bois pas .... I don’t drink

tu bois .... you drink

elle boit .... she drinks

il boit .... he/it drinks

on boit .... we drink

nous buvons .... we drink

vous buvez .... you drink

elles boivent .... they drink

ils boivent .... they drink

I'm drinking

imparfait .... imperfect

je buvais .... I used to drink*

je ne buvais pas .... I didn’t use to drink

tu buvais .... you used to drink

elle buvait .... she used to drink

il buvait .... he/it used to drink

on buvait .... we used to drink

nous buvions .... we used to drink

vous buviez .... you used to drink

elles buvaient .... they used to drink

ils buvaient .... they used to drink

I was drinking, I would drink…

passé composé .... preterit or present perfect

j’ai bu .... I drank*

je n’ai pas bu .... I didn’t drink

tu as bu .... you drank

elle a bu .... she drank

il a bu .... he/it drank

on a bu .... we drank

nous avons bu .... we drank

vous avez bu .... you drank

elles ont bu .... they drank

ils ont bu .... they drank

I have drunk….

futur simple .... future tense

je boirai .... I will drink

je ne boirai pas .... I won’t drink

tu boiras .... you will drink

elle boira .... she will drink

il boira .... he/it will drink

on boira .... we will drink

nous boirons .... we will drink

vous boirez .... you will drink

elles boiront .... they will drink

ils boiront .... they will drink

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tomber en carafe – French expression

tomber en carafe - French expression

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What does the French expression ‘ tomber en carafe ’ mean? How is it used in a sentence?

tomber en carafe – to fall in a decanter/carafe. tomber en carafe means that your vehicle is having a break down.

  • « Je [ne] pourrai probablement pas venir te voir ce soir. Je suis tombé en carafe dans la matinée. »
  • "I probably won’t be able to come and see you tonight. My car broke down in the morning."

Tenses and modes

présent : Je tombe en carafe.

passé composé : Je suis tombé en carafe.

futur : Je tomberai en carafe.

Related: Expressions with TOMBERWine vocabulary . matin vs. matinee and game .

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