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avoir une dent – French expression

avoir une dent - French expression

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What does the French expression ‘ avoir une dent mean? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne’s audio.

avoir une dent contre quelqu’un – to have a tooth against somebody. avoir une dent contre quelqu’un means ‘to bare a grudge against somebody’.

  • « Elle ne te donnera pas ta promo car elle a toujours eu une dent contre toi. »
  • "She won’t give you a raise because she’s always bore a grudge against you."

Related: Expressions with DENT . AVOIR conjugated with AUDIO . Body parts and game . Expressions with body parts and game .

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Faire la bise – French culture

Faire la bise - French culture

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Presidential couples Obama and Sarkozy-Bruni greeting one another.

Faire la bise, French greeting and kissing: how does it work? Listen to Anne

On se fait la bise ?

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The way to “faire la bise” is to gently touch your cheek with the cheek of the other person and noisily kiss the air.

 

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Decide if the following statement is true or false. If it is false, please write out the correct form.

  Vrai/True Faux/False
« faire la bise »  veut dire que vous embrassez quelqu’un sur la joue pour lui dire « bonjour » ou « au revoir »“faire la bise” means to kiss someone on the cheek to say “hi” or “bye”
Les hommes ne s’embrassent jamaisMen never kiss one another
Dans une réunion, il vaut sans doute mieux serrer la main que d’embrasserIn a business meeting, it is probably more appropriate to shake hands than to kiss someone on the cheek

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“faire la bise” means to kiss someone on the cheek to say “hi” or “bye”

 
Men never kiss one another

Men may kiss one another

In a business meeting, it is probably more appropriate to shake hands than to kiss someone on the cheek

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Scanners corporels – Français Tel Quel

Scanners corporels - Français Tel Quel

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Scanners corporels - Learn even more French with this very advanced post featuring French people talking about smoking and Anne’s worksheets.

Today, we’re listening to a News broadcast about body scanning in the airport. Several people are talking, bringing their own French accents, so its’ good for us – more learning. First, we’ll go over the words and expressions that might be hard to hear in this video. They are all in the companion worksheet as well.

In the companion worksheet –  9 pages

  • script
  • translation
  • airport vocabulary
  • les adverbes de temps such as dès, parfois...
  • practice on all of the above

Text excerpt – Transcribe the text and check your answers in the worksheet

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avoir une banane – French expression

avoir une banane - French expression

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What does the French expression ‘ avoir une banane mean? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne’s audio.

avoir une banane - to have a banana - means to smile a lot. The expression avoir la banane also exists. Don't mix them up: avoir une banane = to smile a lot and avoir la banane = to be uppity.

  • « Il est sorti de l'examen avec une banane comme ça ! Il avait réussi.»
  • "He came out of the exam with a huge smile on his face. He got his exam."

Tenses and Modes

présent : j'ai une banane, nous avons une banane

imparfait : j'avais une banane, nous avions une banane

futur : j'aurai une banane , nous aurons une banane

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La bibli avant – Advanced French

La bibli avant - Advanced French
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La bibli avant – Advanced French – Learn French with Anne’s AUDIO.

Aujourd’hui, nous visitons une bibli, prenant des livres et faisant la queue comme avant. France se souvient de comment c’était à l’époque, si différent de ce que c’est de nos jours.

Today, we’re touring a library, checking out books and standing in line the old-fashioned way. France remembers what it was like at the time, so different from what it is today.

In the companion worksheet – 11 pages

  • text
  • translation
  • library vocabulary
  • imparfait
  • practice

Text excerpt – transcribe it and check your answers

La bibli avant

Quand j’étais étudiante, je faisais mes devoirs avec ma pote Sylvianne à la bibli...

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À la faveur de l’automne – French Pop Song

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Learn French with Anne and this pop song. It's called À la faveur de l'automne by Tété.

Nous écoutons une chanson douce et poétique interprétée par Tété, un merveilleux chanteur français. Il nous parle de l’automne ; l’automne dehors et l’automne dans son cœur.

We’re listening to a sweet poetic song sung by Tété, a wonderful French singer. He tells us about the Fall; Fall outside and Fall in his heart.

In the companion worksheet – 11 pages

  • whole song
  • translation
  • vocabulary about the Fall
  • the infinitive mode
  • practice

Song excerpt – challenge yourself – transcribe the lyrics

À la faveur de l'automne

Posté devant la fenêtre
Je guette
Les âmes esseulées
À la faveur de l'automne

Posté devant la fenêtre
Je regrette
De n'y avoir songé

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Related : Fall terms in French and games . The infinitive mode in French .

 

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