faire son cinéma – French expression

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faire son cinéma — to go over the top — Mot du jour

faire son cinéma – to do one’s movies. In everyday French, faire son cinéma means to be dramatic, to be over the top about something, to draw the attention onto oneself, to be a ham, to ham it up. There is another word that means the same thing. It’s cabotiner. I love cabotiner. It feels like it’s coming from old times, and as a result, it’s not very used any more. However, faire son cinéma is.

  • « Je vais pas lui demander car elle va encore faire son cinéma, comme d’hab. »
    • “I’m not going to ask her as she’s going to go over the top, as usual.”

French verbs – Tenses and modes

présent : je fais mon cinéma, nous faisons notre cinéma

futur : je en ferai mon cinéma, nous ferons notre cinéma

présent du subjonctif : que je fasse mon cinéma , que nous fassions notre cinéma

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