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Une sorcière – A Witch or a Bitch? – French expression

Une sorcière - A Witch or a Bitch?

French

A good witch l photo Randen Pederson

What does the French word ‘ sorcière ’ mean? How is it used in a sentence?

une sorcière - literally a witch - is often used as the slang American English uses 'a bitch': a malicious, unpleasant, selfish person. And guess what, the masculine for sorcière, un sorcier, actually means a good wizard. Interesting how the feminine word is really negative, and the masculine word very positive.

  • « Va rien lui demander, c’est une vraie sorcière, celle-là. »
  • “Don’t go and ask her for anything. She’s a real bitch.”

Try not to use this expression today 🙂

Related:  Halloween et La Toussaint and on FH . Death terms . Trick or Treat in French on FH .

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La Toussaint en France

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La Toussaint en France

La Toussaint en France - Learn even more French with this very advanced post featuring French people talking about la Toussaint and Anne’s worksheets.

Écoutons cette vidéo sur la Toussaint et voyons pourquoi il ne faut jamais offrir de chrysanthèmes à ses hôtes en France.

Listen to this video about la Toussaint and find out why you shouldn’t ever offer chrysanthemums to your French hosts.

In the companion worksheet – 10 pages

  • script
  • translation
  • La Toussaint in France
  • expressions about death
  • review on comparatives - how to say less than or all the more … that
  • practice on all of the above

Text excerpt – Transcribe it first and check your answers

La Toussaint en France

Ce week-end, en Sarthe comme partout en France, on fêtait la Toussaint, une fête religieuse, mais à l’origine un peu oubliée. En 609, le pape Boniface IV transforme le panthéon de Rome….

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Related: Halloween terms . La Toussaint en France . Les Catacombes de Paris .

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plus mort que vif – French expression

plus mort que vif - French expression

frenchetc.org, learn french, french podcast, frenchWhat does the French expression ‘ plus mort que vif ’ mean? How is it used in a sentence?

plus mort que vif - more dead than alive. plus mort que vif means 'terrified', 'scared to death'

  • « Ils étaient plus morts que vifs quand ils sont sortis du cinéma. »
  • “They were scared to death when they came out of the movie theater.”

Try using this expression at least 3 times today.

More expressions with the word mort

  • faire le mort - to disappear, to not contact
  • à la vie, à la mort - forever
  • plus mort que vif - terrified
  • la petite mort - orgasm
  • la mort dans l'âme - with great sadness

Related: plus... que... French comparatives . Halloween et La Toussaint and on FH . Death terms . Trick or Treat in French on FH . Masque . Passé composé vs. Imparfait .

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faire son deuil – French expression

faire son deuil - French expression

French

Catacombs in Paris l Photo Passion Leica

What does the French word ‘ faire son deuil mean? How is it used in a sentence?

faire son deuil de quelquechose - to do one's bereavement of something. faire son deuil de means 'to give up', 'to kiss something goodbye', 'to come to terms with', 'to get closure on', 'to get over with'.

  • « J'ai fait mon deuil d'aller visiter les catacombes à Paris, malheureusement. »
  • " I've kissed the idea of visiting the Catacombs in Paris goodbye, unfortunately."

Related:  Halloween et La Toussaint and on FH . Death terms . Trick or Treat in French on FH . Masque . Passé composé vs. Imparfait .

 

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La trouille – French expression

La trouille - French expression

French

Catacombs in Paris l Photo Passion Leica

What does the French word ‘ la trouille mean? How is it used in a sentence?

la trouille is familiar French to say 'the fear, the fright'. la trouille is often used with 'être mort': être mort de trouille ou être morte de trouille' and it means 'to be scared to death'.

  • « Nous sommes allés visiter les catacombes à Paris et ma fille était morte de trouille. »
  • "We went to visit the Catacombs in Paris and my daughter was scared to death."

Related:  Halloween et La Toussaint and on FH . Death terms . Trick or Treat in French on FH . Masque . Passé composé vs. Imparfait .

 

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La Toussaint – Advanced French

La Toussaint - Advanced French

French

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La Toussaint – All Saints' Day – Advanced French – Advanced French – Learn French with Anne’s AUDIO.

La majeure partie de la France célèbre la Toussaint le premier novembre. C'est aussi un jour férié et beaucoup de gens ont pris une semaine de congés.Venez avec France et Henri à l'église. Ils parlent le français de tous les jours.
A big part of France celebrates La Toussaint (All Saints' Day) on November 1st. It’s also national holiday, and a lot of people get a week off from work. Come to church with France and Henri. They use a lot of colloquial French.

In the companion worksheet – 10 pages

  • text
  • translation
  • la Toussaint in France
  • puzzle on expressions about death
  • the near future
  • practice

Text excerpt – transcribe it and check your answers

La Toussaint
Le matin.
F. Il bruine encore. Il a gelé cette nuit, je crois. Il y avait une gelée blanche dans le jardin ce matin.
H. On va...

 

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