French Expressions

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From everyday essentials to idiomatic expressions, these memes are mini lessons with links to more detailed explanations. Also see https://www.pinterest.com/lklawless/french-vocabulary/

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The #French word "mal" can mean bad, pretty good, nothing, poorly, hurting and much more. It all depends on how you use it. Today's featured lesson shows the breadth of its versatility via a myriad of expressions with "mal". #lawlessfrench #learnfrench Words For Bad, Idiomatic Expressions, Bad Intentions, French People, You Look Pretty, French Expressions, Teacher Boards, French Phrases, French Teacher

French Expressions with "mal"

The #French word "mal" can mean bad, pretty good, nothing, poorly, hurting and much more. It all depends on how you use it. Today's featured lesson shows the breadth of its versatility via a myriad of expressions with "mal". #lawlessfrench #learnfrench

You're not really going to pass up the opportunity to learn how to use this French expression, quand même.

French Expressions: Quand même

"Quand même" is a remarkably versatile #French expression. It can be used as a standalone interjection though more often than not, it forms parts of a larger sentence. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

À la limite pushes the limits of idiomatic versatility. That a three-word combination can mean so many different things is a boon for French language students looking for shortcuts to enrich written and spoken fluency. French Expressions, Idiomatic Expressions, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, Three Words, Idioms, Learn French, French Language, Vocabulary
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French Expressions: À la limite

"À la limite" can mean "to the limits". But it can also mean a host of other things. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

Some #French learners assume the verb "clocher" means to ring a bell since the noun "cloche" means bell. But "il y a quelque chose qui cloche" is not the French equivalent of "that rings a bell". This lesson goes over what it really means. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench Idiomatic Expressions, French People, French Expressions, French Teacher, France, Learn French, French Language, Culture, Learning
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French Expressions: Il y a quelque chose qui cloche

Some #French learners assume the verb "clocher" means to ring a bell since the noun "cloche" means bell. But "il y a quelque chose qui cloche" is not the French equivalent of "that rings a bell". This lesson goes over what it really means. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

One of the easier #French expressions to remember, "Tout ce qui brille n'est pas or" is virtually the same word-for-word in English. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

French Expressions: Tout ce qui brille n'est pas or

One of the easier #French expressions to remember, "Tout ce qui brille n'est pas or" is virtually the same word-for-word in English. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

Unless your computer is covered with snow, you should learn about the French expression Noël sous la neige.

French Expressions: Noël sous la neige

Avez-vous passé Noël sous la neige? This classic #French expression might only apply to Christmas, but shorten it to "sous la neige" and you can use it for a wider set of contexts. We look at a few examples in this lesson. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

And you thought only groundhogs predicted the weather. Behold the power of the Christmas balcony. In French.

French Expressions: Noël au balcon, Pâques au tison

Two times a year, provided the weather is just right, #French expression "Noël au balcon, Pâques au tison" becomes a fun proverb to throw into the conversation. But whether its central claim is true is another matter. What do you think? #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

In English, we hold our tongue whereas in French, we put it somewhere rather specific.

French Expressions: Mettre sa langue dans sa poche

"Mettre sa langue dans sa poche" is a clever #French idiom for holding one's tongue that also has a flipside expression to indicate someone doing anything BUT stay quiet. It's nearly identical too, save for one small detail. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

Arriver comme un cheveu sur la soupe - Lawless French Idiom

French Expressions: Arriver comme un cheveu sur la soupe

Does a hair in your soup ever come at the right time? That is precisely one of the premises of this clever #French expression. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

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French Expressions: Au fur et à mesure

"Au fur et à mesure" is a common #French expression that's used in very specific circumstances. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

Tomber dans les pommes, a delightful French idiom which translates to "falling in the apples" in English, sure sounds romantic, if you consider a temporary lack of oxygen to the brain romantic. French Expressions, Weight Loss Tips, Lose Weight, Apple Health Benefits, Salud Natural, Apple Fruit, The Way You Are, Lose Belly, Free Stock Photos
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French Expressions: Tomber dans les pommes

Introducing your go-to #French expression for the next time you're feeling a little too lightheaded for comfort. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

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French Expressions: Noël malin

"Noël malin" isn't an expression about celebrating #Christmas so much as it is an appeal to shopper vanity. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench #french

In English, you can't have your cake and eat it too, so the saying goes. In #French, a comparable idiom revolves around butter and money. The following lesson features examples of how this classic expression is inserted into conversation. #lawlessfrench #learnfrench

French Expressions: Avoir le beurre et l'argent du beurre

In English, you can't have your cake and eat it too, so the saying goes. In #French, a comparable idiom revolves around butter and money. The following lesson features examples of how this classic expression is inserted into conversation. #lawlessfrench #learnfrench

#French verb "prendre" means so much more than "to take" as you'll discover in this lesson detailing the dozens of French expressions that use the common verb. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

French Expressions with prendre

#French verb "prendre" means so much more than "to take" as you'll discover in this lesson detailing the dozens of French expressions that use the common verb. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

There's a thank you for every season, reason, and person. Here is how to say them all in #French. #lawlessfrench #learnfrench

French Expressions: Expressing Gratitude

There's a thank you for every season, reason, and person. Here is how to say them all in #French. #lawlessfrench #learnfrench

It's tempting to say "tomber en amour" when expressing the concept of "falling in love" but it's an anglicism to be avoided. Instead, say it like this. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench #valentinesday

French Expressions: Tomber amoureux

It's tempting to say "tomber en amour" when expressing the concept of "falling in love" but it's an anglicism to be avoided. Instead, say it like this. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench #valentinesday