bonnes résolutions – Mot du Jour

January 11, 2021 : Le Mot du Jour
new year's resolutions - French expression Part of Mots Du Jour | French New Year les bonnes résolutions – the good resolutions. That's the way French people talk about new year’s resolutions. les bonnes résolutions means ‘the New Year’s resolutions’....
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les étrennes – Mot du Jour

January 6, 2021 : Le Mot du Jour
New Year's Gifts - French expression Part of Mots Du Jour | The New Year les étrennes – New Year's gift. Traditionally, grand parents, uncles and aunts give little ones leurs étrennes, their New Year’s gift around new year's day....
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sabrer le champagne – Mot du Jour

January 5, 2021 : Le Mot du Jour
to celebrate with champagne – French expression Part of Mots Du Jour | French New Year sabrer le Champagne, to saber a bottle of Champagne, to open it with a saber. It's quite thrilling, and yet, surprisingly easy. All you...
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la fève – Mot du Jour

January 4, 2021 : Le Mot du Jour
the lucky charm - French expression Part of Le Mot du Jour | The New Year la fève. une fève is a fava bean, or a broad bean. However LA fève, with the definite article LA means the lucky charm,...
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à plus d’un titre – Mot du Jour

January 2, 2021 : Le Mot du Jour
in more ways than one – French expression Part of Mots Du Jour | French Pronunciation français – at more of one title. In everyday French, français means 'in more than one way', or 'in more ways than one' « C'est difficile de...
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Les cotillons – Mot du Jour

January 2, 2021 : Le Mot du Jour
noise-makers and streamers – French expression Part of Mots Du Jour | French New Year The word cotillon is an old word that used to mean a petticoat, or raggedy skirts poor women would wear in the old days. Today, it's often...
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Bonne année – Mot du Jour

January 1, 2021 : Le Mot du Jour
Happy New Year – French expression Part of Mots Du Jour | French New Year What does the French expression ‘ bonne année ‘ mean? How do you say ' happy new year ' in French? Listen to Anne. bonne...
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avoir beau – French expression

December 21, 2020 : Le Mot du Jour
avoir beau – Mot du Jour Part of Mots Du Jour | It's So French avoir beau – to have beautiful – is a very French structure. When followed by an infinitive verb – and often a  ‘quand même’ (still)...
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à la belle étoile – Mot du Jour

December 21, 2020 : Le Mot du Jour
under the stars - French expression Part of Mots Du Jour | Practice French Expressions à la belle étoile - at the beautiful star. And just like in English, une étoile is a star in the sky and in the...
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faire un tabac — Mot du Jour

December 16, 2020 : Le Mot du Jour
to sell like hotcakes — French expression Part of All Levels | Mots du Jour - Daily Practice What does the French expression ‘ faire un tabac ’ mean? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne’s audio faire un...
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Happy Birthday – French Song

December 15, 2020 : Le Mot du Jour
Bon et Joyeux anniversaire ! - Chansonnette française Part of All Levels | French Culture Here is the French song for Happy Birthday. Bon anniversaire, nos vœux les plus sincères Que ces quelques fleurs vous apportent le bonheur Que l'année...
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dare-dare — Mot du Jour

December 2, 2020 : Le Mot du Jour
chop-chop — French expression Part of All Levels | Mots du Jour - Daily Practice Des élèves d'Anne, il y a longtemps :-) dare-dare – dare-dare. In everyday French, dare-dare means chop-chop, in a jiffy, very swiftly. « Allez les enfants ! Filez,...
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un accrochage – Mot du Jour

December 1, 2020 : Le Mot du Jour
a fender-bender – French expression Part of French Headaches | Mots du Jour - Daily Practice un accrochage – a fender-bender in everyday French, un accrochage can also mean the action of hanging something - l'accrochage des tableaux - or a clash between...
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à grands pas – Mot du Jour

November 26, 2020 : Le Mot du Jour
just around the corner – French expression Part of Le Mot du Jour | French Adjectives à grands pas – at big steps. à grands pas means ‘very quickly’, ‘very soon’, or 'just around the corner' to make it metaphorical....
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une dinde – Mot du Jour

November 18, 2020 : Le Mot du Jour
a twit – French expression Part of Le Mot du Jour | Thanksgiving une dinde  – a turkey. Literally, une dinde is 'a turkey'. And as it's almost Thanksgiving  in the States, I thought it fun to talk about this bird everyone...
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se farcir – Mot du Jour

November 16, 2020 : Le Mot du Jour
to be stuck with – French expression Part of Le Mot du Jour | Thanksgiving se farcir – itself to stuff. farcir means 'to stuff' as in 'to stuff a bird, a turkey, a goose' for a holiday meal. In everyday...
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être le dindon – Mot du jour

November 5, 2020 : Le Mot du Jour
être le dindon de la farce - French expression Part of Le Mot du Jour | Thanksgiving être le dindon de la farce - être is to be, un dindon is a Tom turkey and une farce can be either...
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d’enfer – Mot du jour

November 5, 2020 : Le Mot du Jour
awesome – French expression Part of Le Mot du Jour | It's so French What does ” 'd'enfer” mean? How do you say ‘ awesome ’ in French? How is is pronounced? How is it used in a French sentence?...
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MDR – Mot du Jour

October 31, 2020 : Le Mot du Jour
LOL – French expression Part of Le Mot du Jour | Halloween and La Toussaint MDR – mort de rire – dead of laughter. mort de rire or être mort de rire means ‘laughing out loud, to laugh one’s head...
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trainer des casseroles – Mot du Jour

October 29, 2020 : Le Mot du Jour
to have skeletons in the closet - French Expression Part of Le Mot du Jour | Halloween and La Toussaint What does the French expression ' traîner des casseroles ' mean? How is it used in a sentence? trainer des...
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