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eau dans son vin – Mot du jour at FrenchHour

Eau Dans Son Vin – Mot Du Jour

to meet halfway – French expression

What does ” eau dans son vin ” mean? How do you say ‘ to meet halfway ’ in French? How is it pronounced? How is it used in a French sentence? Listen to Anne, a French native say it at FrenchHour.com.

mettre de l’eau dans son vin – to put some the water in his/her wine. In everyday French, mettre de l’eau dans son vin means that you agree to compromise with someone, ‘to make concessions’, to meet someone halfway’.

  • « Il a mis beaucoup d’eau dans son vin avec elle et leur relation est bien meilleure maintenant. »
    • “He’s been meeting her halfway a lot and their relationship is a lot better now.”

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Wine course – French dictation

A “dictée” is the transcription of a spoken text. This dictation is going to help you improve your French vocabulary, your understanding of the structure of sentences and your listening comprehension as well.

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Cours d’œnologie – Dictée

J’ai trouvé un cours d’œnologie super. On apprend à faire des accords mets et vins, on va même faire des excursions dans des châteaux. Ce sont des cours du soir…

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Wine course – French dictation

I found a great wine course. We’re learning wine pairing, we even go on field trips to castles. Classes are at night…

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Combinaison de lettres en français

This lesson is an excerpt of Week 3 of Anne’s ‘French 1 – A1’ course, a 30-week French course for the total  French beginner.

Les mots en français ne sont pas toujours intuitifs.

The French alphabet has 26 letters, just like in English. However, French words don’t always look the way they sound. They may combine letters to make a new sound.

Anne goes over the 25 most common ones in te premium lesson. Click below to access it.

For instance,

EAU is pronounced O, such as in

EAU –> water

BEAU –> beautiful

CU is pronounced KU, such as in

CUBE –> cube

but ÇU is pronounced SU, such as in

REÇU –> received

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Exercice – Practice

Which one sounds like the bold-letter choice? Decide between 1. and 2.

1-__2-__3-__
  1. an sounds like
    1. the EI in eight
    2. the UM in bump
  2. ça sounds like
    1. ka
    2. sa
  3. -tie sounds like
    1. see
    2. tea

Réponses – Answers

1-22-23-1
  1. an sounds like
    • the UM in bump
  2. ça sounds like
    • sa
  3. -tie sounds like
    • see

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A sprig of lily – French Hour Blog

I wanted to offer you a sprig of lily of the valley today, like the French who give one another one on May 1. Danielle, my mom, grew it. And behind it, you can see the family farm. It will bring you happiness.

Labor Day is a very important day in France. On the political side, on May 1st, the unions march on the streets to express their political and work demands. On the friendly side, the French give one another 75 million sprigs of lily to bring a smile and to bring good luck. Mostly, most workers enjoy their paid day off. It’s the beginning of a month that celebrates spring and the summer vacations that are coming up.

Take advantage of this weekend to improve your French around the subject of le muguet with the video that I published for you in free-access.

Un brin de muguet – Le Blogue

Je voulais, comme tous les Français le font le jour du 1 mai, vous offrir un brin de muguet aujourd’hui. C’est Danielle, ma mère qui l’a fait pousser. Et derrière, vous voyez la ferme familiale. Il vous portera bonheur.

Le jour de la fête du travail est une journée très importante pour les Français. Côté politique, le 1er mai,  les syndicats défilent dans les rues pour exprimer leurs revendications. Côté convivial, les Français s’offrent 75 millions de brins de muguet pour apporter un sourire et pour porter bonheur. Côté famille surtout, la plupart des travailleurs profitent de leur journée de congés payés. C’est le début d’un mois qui fête le printemps et les grandes vacances qui arrivent.

Profitez de cette fin de semaine pour faire des progrès en français autour du sujet du muguet avec la vidéo que j’ai mise en accès libre.


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Where there’s a will – French expression

What does ” vouloir, c’est pouvoir ” mean? How do you say ‘ where there is a will, there is a way ’ in French? How is it pronounced? How is it used in a French sentence? Listen to Anne, a French native say it at FrenchHour.com.

vouloir, c’est pouvoir – to want, it’s to be able to. Featuring two infinitive verbs vouloir, c’est pouvoiris a proverb I hear often. In everyday French, it means that if you want something, you can get/do it, that nothing is impossible. In English, it’s translated as ‘where there is a will, there is a way’.

  • « C’est sûr que si tu veux pas vraiment, tu pourras jamais venir en France. Tu sais que ‘vouloir, c’est pouvoir’. Alors vas-y, commence à préparer ton voyage en France ! »
    • “For sure, if you don’t really want to, you’ll never be able to come to France. You know that ‘where there is a will, there is a way’. So go ahead, start planning your trip to France!”

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POUVOIR – Today’s French

Power, puissance ou pouvoir

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pouvoir – to be able to, can – Verbe conjugué

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statements …. Indicatif – Indicative Mode

present tense …. présent

I am able to* …. je peux

I am not able to …. je ne peux pas

I am able to …. je peux

you are able to …. tu peux

she is able to …. elle peut

he/it is able to …. il peut

we are able to …. on peut

we are able to  …. nous pouvons

you are able to …. vous pouvez

they are able to …. elles peuvent

they are able to …. ils peuvent

*also I can… ….

imperfect …. imparfait

I used to be able to* …. je pouvais

I didn’t use to be able to …. je ne pouvais pas

I used to be able to …. je pouvais

you used to be able to …. tu pouvais

she used to be able to …. elle pouvait

he/it used to be able to …. il pouvait

we used to be able to …. on pouvait

we used to be able to …. nous pouvions

you used to be able to …. vous pouviez

they used to be able to …. elles pouvaient

they used to be able to …. ils pouvaient

*also I  was able to, I could ….

preterite, present perfect …. passé composé

I was able to* …. j’ai pu

I was not able to …. je n’ai pas pu

I was able to …. j’ai pu

you were able to …. tu as pu

she was able to …. elle a pu

he/it was able to …. il a pu

we were able to …. on a pu

we were able to  …. nous avons pu

you were able to …. vous avez pu

they were able to …. elles ont pu

they were able to …. ils ont pu

*also I could… ….

future tense …. futur simple

I will be able to …. je pourrai

I won’t be able to …. je ne pourrai pas

I will be able to …. je pourrai

you will be able to …. tu pourras

she will be able to …. elle pourra

he/it will be able to …. il pourra

we will be able to …. on pourra

we will be able to …. nous pourrons

you will be able to …. vous pourrez

they will be able to …. elles pourront

they will be able to …. ils pourront

Exercice – pouvoir

Translate from one language to the other.

  1. Je ne peux pas y aller avec eux.
  2. J’ai pu le voir avant son départ.
  3. Tu pouvais le faire avant.
  4. Elle n’pas pu me le dire.

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