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faire son cinéma – French expressions

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Elle fait son cinéma.

What does the French expression ‘faire son cinéma’ mean? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne.

faire son cinéma - to do one's movies. faire son cinéma means to be dramatic about something, to draw the attention onto oneself, to be a ham, to ham it up. There is another word that means the same thing. It's cabotiner. I love cabotiner. It feels like it's coming from old times, and as a result, it's not very used any more. However, faire son cinéma is.

  • « T'inquiète, il [ne] va pas vraiment démissionner. Regarde-le, il fait encore son cinéma. »
  • "Don't worry, he's not really going to resign. Look at him, he's just hamming it up."

French verb tenses and modes

présent : je fais mon cinéma, nous faisons notre cinéma

imparfait : je faisais mon cinéma , nous faisions notre cinéma

futur : je ferai mon cinéma, nous ferons notre cinéma

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je m’en doutais — I thought so — Mot du Jour

je m’en doutais – I to me it doubted. s’en douter is a reflexive verb that means ‘to realize’, especially when it’s not used in the imparfait. However, in everyday French, je m’en doutais as is is an idiomatic expression that means ‘just like I suspected’,  ‘I thought so’.

  1. Je m’en doute bien. — I realize that.
  2. Tu ne t’en doutais pas ? — You didn’t realize it?

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  • « Ils ne viendront pas voir le nouveau film de François Ozon. Je m’en doutais. »
    • “They won’t want to come and see the new François Ozon movie. I thought so.”
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présent : je m’en doute bien, nous nous en doutons bien

passé composé : je m’en suis douté, nous nous en sommes douté

présent du subjonctif : que je m’en doute, que nous nous en doutions

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à la belle étoile – at the beautiful star. And just like in English, une étoile is a star in the sky and in the movies. In everyday French, à la belle étoile means ‘outside’, ‘out in the open’, ‘under the stars’. This expression is often used with the verb COUCHER, to sleep.

  • « Les enfants sont tout contents, car ils vont coucher dans le champ, à la belle étoile. »
    • “The children are very happy, for they are going to sleep in the field, under the stars.”
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présent : nous couchons à la belle étoile

passé composé : nous avons couché à la belle étoile

imparfait : nous couchions à la belle étoile

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