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c’est fort de café – French expression

c’est fort de café - French expression

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What does the French expression ‘ c'est fort de café ’ mean? How is it used in a sentence?

c’est fort de café - it’s strong of coffee. c’est fort de café is a funny structure (even in French) and it means ‘that’s incredible, I can’t believe it’.

  • « Ah ben ça, c’est fort de café. J’attendais ma place de voiture depuis cinq minutes et voilà que l’autre me l’a soufflée. »
  • "I can’t believe it! I had been waiting for this parking spot for five minutes, and this other guy snapped it from me."

Related: Numbers from 0 to 10 . Game on numbers . Ordering a cup of coffee . Expressions with FORT .

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Paris Plages – Paris Beaches

Paris Plages - Paris Beaches

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What's Paris Plages? Where is it? When?

Paris devient une station balnéaire en juillet et août. Depuis 2007, Paris Plages enchante les Parisiens et les visiteurs. La ville de Paris crée des plages artificielles le long de la Seine, au centre-ville et à La Villette, pour le plus grand bonheur des vacanciers. Si vous arrivez tôt, vous pourrez peut-être réserver un transat. Et si vous aimez faire la grasse matinée, vous pourrez toujours trouver un coin de sable sur la plage. Ces plages gratuites offrent toutes sortes de distractions, telles que la pétanque, des jeux, des leçons de sport gratuites et des expositions. Allez-y !

Paris becomes a 'seaside' resort in July and August. Since 2007, Paris Plages has been delighting Parisians and visitors alike. The city of Paris creates artificial beaches along the Seine, downtown and in La Villette, for the delight of vacationers. If you get there early, you may reserve a deck chairs. And if you like to sleep in, you can always find a spot on the sandy beach. These free beaches offer all kinds of distractions, such as pétanque bowling games, other types of games, free sport lessons and exhibitions. Go and visit!

Related: Leisure and Travel Terms . Paris Plages 2015 . Paris Plages sur wiki

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La préparation des jeux olympiques – Français Tel Quel

La préparation des jeux olympiques - French expression

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La préparation des jeux olympiques - Learn even more French with this very advanced post featuring French people talking about a particular topic and Anne’s worksheets.

Welcome to this very advanced Podcast called Le français tel quel – French as it is – where you hear regular French people talk, and where you learn vocabulary and grammar along with it in the companion worksheet that you can get on the Web site. Le français tel quel features videos & audios of real French people talking, because we know that ‘French as it is’ isn’t always clear: people seems to speak fast and eat their words. We try to break it down and make it easier for you to get authentic French.

Let’s go back to 2005, when London was getting ready of the Olympic Games. This newsreel relates the different steps of the British city for the big 2012 events. Listen to the news report, go through the vocabulary, and study sports, facts about numbers and talking about days in the Premium worksheet.

In the companion worksheet –  13 pages

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  • Facts about French numbers
  • sports terms
  • expressions about sports
  • disabled and adaptative sports
  • talking about days
  • practice on all of the above

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La préparation des jeux olympiques - 6 juillet 2005, Londres est sélectionné pour les jeux olympiques 2012. L’euphorie est de courte durée : le lendemain...

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régler – French expression

régler - French expression

frenchetc.orgWhat does the French expression ‘ régler ’ mean? How is it used in a sentence?

régler – to rule. régler means ‘to pay for’. régler is a slightly irregular –ER verb and is conjugated like ACHETER is.

  • « Je vais régler cet achat avec ma carte bleue. »
  • “I’m going to pay for this purchase with my credit card.”

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Related: About money . CET, demonstrative adjective . Audio for ACHETER . Bank cards in France .

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Tour de France gastronomique – Culinary Tour

Tour de France gastronomique

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Tour de France gastronomique - Culinary Tour – Advanced French – Learn French with Anne’s AUDIO file

            France nous raconte ce qu’elle a prévu pour cet été. Elle va faire un tour de France gastronomique, pour goûter les spécialtés régionales – que vous aurez peut–être envie de goûter vous-même – dans différentes régions du pays. Elle commencera en Bretagne et finira la boucle dans la Vallée de la Loire.

            France is telling us about her plans for this coming summer. She’s going to do a culinary tour of France, tasting local delicatessen – some of them you might even want to try yourself – in different regions of the country. She’ll start in Brittany and end the loop in La Loire Valley.

In the companion worksheet – 10 pages

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  • offal and other French foods
  • EN Savoie, À Marseille, review geography and prepositions
  • specific uses of he future tense
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Cet été, nous ferons un tour de France gastronomique. Nous démarrerons en ...

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remettre – French expression

remettre - French expression

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

remettre – to put (something) back, means ‘to recognize’ in familiar French.

  • « Je (ne) le remets pas. »
  • “I don’t recognize him.”

Related: REMETTRE works like METTRE . Object pronoun .

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