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la maison mère – French expression

la maison mère – the headquarters – Mot du Jour

la maison mère – the house mother.

In everyday French, la maison mère is the first branch  or the main location of a convent or of a company. la maison mère is ‘the main branch’, ‘the headquarters’ in English.

Don’t mix up mère, maire and mer.

  • « Il faudra envoyer le plat à la maison mère pour qu’ils le réparent. »
    • “You’ll have to send the dish back to the headquarters for them to repair it.”
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Telle mère telle fille – French expression

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Telle mère telle fille – the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree – Mot du Jour

telle mère telle fille – such mother such daughter. In everyday French, telle mère telle fille means that a daughter looks or acts very much like her mother, ‘like mother, like daughter’, ‘the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’. It’s a take on the French expression ‘tel père tel fils’.

  • « Oh là là ! Tu manges de la confiture de pêches au petit-déje ? Telle mère telle fille ! »
    • “What? You have peach jam for breakfast too? The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”
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pas tellement – French expression

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advienne que pourra – French expression

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advienne que pourra – whatever happens, happens – Mot du Jour

advienne que pourra – happen that will. advienne is the subjonctive form – 3rd person singular – of the verb advenir, which means ‘to happen’, to occur’. pourra is the future tense of the verb pouvoir, which means ‘to be able to’, ‘can’. In everyday French, advienne que pourra means ‘whatever happens, happens’.

  • « Ça y est, j’ai pris ma décision et je ne peux plus rien y faire. Advienne que pourra ! »
    • “That’s it, I made my decision and nothing can be done about it anymore. Whatever happens, happens!”
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simple comme bonjour – French expression

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simple comme bonjour – easy as pie – Mot du Jour

simple comme bonjour – simple like hello. simple comme bonjour in everyday French is 'as easy as 1-2-3', or 'easy as pie'.

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se taper la cloche – French expression

se taper la cloche - French expression

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Joyeuses Pâques avec les cloches de pâques

What does the French expression se taper la cloche mean? How is it used in a sentence?

se taper la cloche - to hit oneself, to treat oneself the bell.  se taper la cloche means 'to have a feast', 'to eat an excellent meal', 'to pig out'.

  • « On va chez Tata à Pâques et tu sais comme elle cuisine bien. On va se taper la cloche.  »
  • "We're going to Auntie for Easter and you know how well she cooks. We're going to pig out."
Autres expressions avec CLOCHE
  1. il y a quelque chose qui cloche - something is fishy, not right
  2. aller à cloche-pied - to hop
  3. un son de cloche différent - another point of view
Tenses and modes in French

présent : je me tape la cloche, nous nous tapons la cloche

passé composé : je me suis tapé la cloche, nous nous sommes tapé la cloche

futur : je me taperai la cloche, nous nous taperons la cloche

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