le premier mai – Mot du Jour

May 1, 2021 : Le Mot du Jour
French Labor Day -  French expression Part of Le Mot du Jour | Merry Month of May le premier mai - the first May. le premier mai is also called 'la fête du travail' which means 'work holiday', or 'labor day'. le premier mai is...
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fumer la moquette – Mot du jour

April 22, 2021 : Le Mot du Jour
to be unrealistic – French expression Part of Mots Du Jour | My Health What does the French expression ‘ fumer la moquette ’ mean? Use it in a sentence. fumer la moquette - to smoke the carpeting. In everyday...
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eau dans son vin – Mot du jour

April 13, 2021 : Le 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...
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tuer dans l’œuf – Mot du Jour

March 29, 2021 : Le Mot du Jour
to nip in the bud – French expression Part of Practice French Expressions | Easter tuer (étouffer) dans l’œuf – to kill (choke) in the egg. tuer dans l’œuf means 'to stop something right then', ‘to nip in the bud’....
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ça vaut le coup – Mot du Jour

March 27, 2021 : Le Mot du Jour
it's worth it - French expression Part of Mots Du Jour | Conjugated Verbs ça vaut le coup - it worth the blow. ça vaut le coup means 'it's worth it'. It's often used with DE: ça vaut le coup de  +...
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péter les plombs – Mot du Jour

March 6, 2021 : Le Mot du Jour
to blow a fuse - French expression Part of Mots Du Jour | French Idiomatic Expressions What does the French expression ‘péter les plombs’ mean? How is it used in a sentence? How do you say 'to blow a fuse'?...
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le train-train – Mot du Jour

February 25, 2021 : Le Mot du Jour
le train-train - French expression Part of Mots Du Jour | French Idiomatic Expressions What does the French expression ‘ le train-train ’ mean? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne’s audio. le train-train or le train-train...
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être à l’ouest – Mot du Jour

February 24, 2021 : Le Mot du Jour
to be out to lunch — French expression Part of Mots Du Jour | Learn Idiomatic Expressions être à l’ouest – to be West of here. être à l’ouest, in everyday French, means to not be well in one's mind, ‘to be out there’ or...
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on s’éclate – Mot du Jour

February 19, 2021 : Le Mot du Jour
we're having a blast – French expression Part of All Levels | French Expressions - Daily Practice on s’éclate - we're ourselves smashing, exploding. In everyday French, on s’éclate means "we’re having a blast". It's a familiar expression, yet it's very common....
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demain la veille – Mot du Jour

February 15, 2021 : Le Mot du Jour
c'est pas demain la veille - that will be the day - French expression Part of Mots Du Jour | Day in and Day Out - Lesson c'est pas demain la veille - that's not tomorrow the day before. c'est pas demain...
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à l’eau de rose – Mot du jour

February 13, 2021 : Le Mot du Jour
sappy, mushy – French expression Part of Mots Du Jour | Valentine's Day What does ” à l'eau de rose ” mean? How do you say ‘sappy' or 'mushy ’ in French? How is it pronounced? How is it used...
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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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