French Songs

L’opportuniste – French Pop Song

L'opportuniste - French Pop Song


Learn French with Anne and this pop song. It’s called ' L'opportuniste '. It’s sung by Jacques Dutronc.

Une chanson marrante et très cynique de Jacques Dutronc sur un opportuniste, quelqu’un qui retourne sa veste, quelqu’un qui change de bord politique dès que le vent tourne. Cette chanson a été un tube dans les années 60, mais elle est toujours d’actualité.

A funny and very cynical song by Jacques Dutronc about an opportunist, someone who changes his political stance as soon as things go wrong. This song was a hit in the 60s, but it’s still valid.

In the companion worksheet – 11 pages

  • whole song
  • translation
  • French politics: how does it work?
  • voting vocabulary
  • French genders: how do French words switch from masculine to feminine
  • practice on all of the above

Song excerpt – challenge yourself – transcribe the lyrics


Je suis pour le communisme
Je suis pour le socialisme
Et pour le capitalisme
Parce que je suis opportuniste

Il y en a qui contestent

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 Related : Song Vocabulary . Music terms . Tips to learn French from a song .

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