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Le 8 mai: jour férié et célébrations en France

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May 8 celebrations in France May 8th, a holiday in France SALUT TOUT LE MONDE ! AUJOURD’HUI, C’EST LE 8 MAI ET EN FRANCE C’EST UN JOUR FÉRIÉ. I know, I’m starting this video like last week’s but we have a

Learn French expression: to have a lot to do

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How to say “to have a lot to do” in French French expression “to have a lot to do”: avoir du pain sur la planche Avoir du pain sur la planche. Soso: Oh là là! Je dois écrire, puis faire

French for “The heart has its reasons that reason doesn’t know”

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How to say “the heart has its reasons that the reason doesn’t know” in French French for “The heart has its reasons that the reason doesn’t know” : le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connaît pas Le

Learn French expression for: you can’t judge a book by its cover

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How to say “you can’t judge a book by its cover” You can’t judge a book by its cover” in French: l’habit ne fait pas le moine. L’habit ne fait pas le moine. Soso: Tu as vu ce qu’elle porte,

Learn French Expression for “to mumble”

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How to say “to mumble” in French “To mumble” in French: Parler entre ses dents Parler entre ses dents – Soso: Lola, écoute ce candidat aux élections présidentielles. Tu comprends quelque chose? – Lola: Non, en général je ne comprends

French Expression: Quand les poules auront des dents

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Quand les poules auront des dents. Soso: La vie est très agréable à Los Angeles. Lili: Carrément, j’adore vivre ici. Soso: Ok, mais tu ne vas pas passer ta vie en Amérique! Quand est-ce que tu penses retourner vivre à

French expression: Quand on parle du loup, on en voit la queue

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Quand on parle du loup, on en voit la queue.  Lola: Robert doit apporter du Champagne ce soir. Soso: Ah bon, je me demande pourquoi. Il arrive à quelle heure? Robert: Salut les filles! Lola: Ah tiens… Quand on parle du loup,

French Expression: Qui Ne Tente Rien, N’A Rien

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Qui ne risque rien, n’a rien. – Soso: Je ne sais pas si je suis capable de garder des enfants.  – Lola: Essaie, tu verras bien… – Soso: Et si je ne m’en sors pas? – Lola: Qui ne risque rien,

French Expression: les grands esprits se rencontrent

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Les grands esprits se rencontrent Soso: Lili, je me disais qu’on pourrait aller à la plage aujourd’hui, non? Lili: C’est drôle Soso parce que justement, j’y pensais aussi! Soso: Ah cool! Je vois que les grands esprits se rencontrent. Great

Learn French expression: loin des yeux, loin du coeur

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Loin des yeux, loin du coeur.  Elle: Ne pars pas, reviens! Lui: Ne t’inquiète pas, tu m’oublieras vite. Loin des yeux, loin du coeur. Elle: Tu n’as vraiment rien compris Out of sight, out of mind. She: Don’t go, come

Le Zapping de Canal+

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The word ZAPPER tends to be used in a familiar context when we forget something: Ex. J’ai zappé un truc. (I forgot something.) But it can also mean – and maybe you know that already – to change TV channels. 

Shopping in Paris

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WHERE TO SHOP IN PARIS PARISIAN HANGOUTS FOR FASHIONISTAS Shopping in Paris is not what it used to be, some will say… It is a fact that with globalization, the French “Je ne sais quoi” now hides behind a variety

La Galette Des Rois

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LA GALETTE DES ROIS (click here for the recipe in French) Have you ever dreamt of being a king or a queen? Now’s your chance! You have from the end of December until about mid-January to make your dream come


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Bad pun? Maybe. Interesting question? I think so… Is Halloween winning in France? Apparently Halloween originated thousands of years ago among the Celts. At that time, people celebrated the passage into the new year, the new season. Growing up in France,


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“Everybody’s gone surfin’ Surfin U.S.A. “, sang the Beach Boys. How about doing something not actually experienced by everybody else? Wanna take your fancy boards to the French Atlantic Coast? Let’s do it! Let’s go to Biarritz!     Biarritz


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What, you got lazy and didn’t send any Christmas cards this year? Good news! You still have time to grab pens and papers and start showering your friends with beautiful greetings. The French actually send out greeting cards the whole