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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Don't use guesswork - read this lesson to learn how to use the French idiom au pif. French Learning Books, Teaching French, French Expressions, Learning People, Idiomatic Expressions, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, French Words, French Lessons

French Expressions: Au pif

When it comes to random assessments, the #French evoke the power of the nose. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

Use this expression the next time you need to (or need someone else to) clarify things. French Expressions, How To Speak French, Learn French, Idiomatic Expressions, French People, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, French Language

French Expressions: C'est-à-dire

Let "c'est-à-dire" be your go to #French expression when you need to clarify things. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

Faire le pont - To take a four-day weekend Read the lesson and examples and listen to the pronunciation on the site (link in bio) Four Day Weekend, Four Days, Long Weekend, Idiomatic Expressions, French People, French Expressions, French Teacher, Online Lessons, France

French Expressions: Faire le pont

"Faire le pont" isn't only used to refer to taking a four-day weekend during holidays like Easter. Discover its different meanings in this lesson.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using the French expression avantages et inconvénients? French Expressions, Idiomatic Expressions, Tongue Twisters, French People, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, Idioms, Learn French, French Language

French Expressions: Avantages et inconvénients

When you want to talk about pros and cons in #French, try formulating the sentence like the examples in this lesson. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

To look for lice. not the most charming visual, is it? But the French expression ''chercher des poux'' is a useful one, especially when someone is looking for trouble. French Expressions, Idiomatic Expressions, French People, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, Idioms, Learn French, French Language, Vocabulary

French Expressions: Chercher des poux

In #French, looking for lice has an unexpected idiomatic meaning. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

French Expressions with N'importe - Lawless French Grammar French Expressions, Idiomatic Expressions, French People, French Grammar, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, Adverbs, Learn French, French Language

French Expressions with n'importe

"N'importe" means "no matter" or "it doesn't matter" and can be modified with certain adjectives, adverbs, and pronouns to form a variety of common #French expressions. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

You're not really going to pass up the opportunity to learn how to use this French expression, quand même. Learning French For Kids, French Language Learning, Foreign Language, French Expressions, How To Speak French, Learn French, French Practice, Comprehension Exercises, Work For Hire

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

When was the last time you fell in the panel? Or the sign? Or a small net used by ornithologists & bat biologists for catching airborne creatures? "Tomber dans le panneau" makes a lot more sense when you dissect the figurative behind the literal. French Expressions, Idiomatic Expressions, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, France, Learning To Be, Idioms, Learn French, French Language

French Expressions: Tomber dans le panneau

Most people who translate expression "tomber dans le panneau" make the mistake of saying "to fall into the panel". But that does nothing evoke being duped, which the #French idiom is supposed to imply. But if you apply a lesser known meaning to "panneau", suddenly it makes complete sense. Find out what it is in this lesson. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

French is the second most taught language in the world only after English. French as well as English is the official working language of the International Red Cross, NATO, the United Nations, the International Olympic Committee and ma French Expressions, Learn To Speak French, C'est Parti, Idiomatic Expressions, French People, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, French Lessons, French Language

French Expressions: Blague à part

Blague à part is a useful French expression and that's no joke. - Lawless French

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, French People, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, Three Words, Idioms, Learn French, French Language

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

The word ''cap'' in French doesn't mean quite the same thing as it does in English. French Expressions, Word Cap, French Practice, Idiomatic Expressions, French People, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, France

French Expressions: Changer de cap

In the context of a ship or plane's direction, "cap" in "changer de cap" means “tack” or “heading”. But it can also refer to more figurative concepts like goals or objectives, which expand the #French idiom's meaning. #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, Quelque Chose, Learn French, French Language, Vocabulary

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

Avoir la frite – Lawless French Expression – Tu as la frite Do you have the French fry? Everyone deserves to have the French fry. I, for one, most definitely have the French fry. And I didn’t even have to eat it. French Expressions, French Tenses, French Pictures, Idiomatic Expressions, French Online, French People, French Teacher, Idioms, Learn French

French Expressions: Avoir la frite

How did "having the French fry" come to be associated with being in great shape? This #French expression lesson connects the dots. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

Do not think that desserts mean lots of sugar. Of course not, because there are plenty of sugar free desserts that you can prepare without any sugar. Garden Birthday Cake, White Birthday Cakes, Beautiful Birthday Cakes, Beautiful Cakes, Stunningly Beautiful, French Expressions, Strawberry Shortcake Games, Garden Cakes, Berry Cake

French Expressions: C'est pas de la tarte

#French expression "c'est pas de la tarte" is literally not pie. And idiomatically, it's not a piece of cake either. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

Dog body language isn't hard to understand! Get inside your dog's head and find out exactly what your dog is trying to say when they do certain things by reading this article on dog body language! Dog Training Courses, Dog Training Methods, French Expressions, Dog Body Language, What Dogs, Love Amor, Aggressive Dog, Cool Pets, Dog Behavior

French Expressions: Avoir du chien

Has anyone ever told you that you have some dog? Be flattered. "Avoir du chien" is anything but an insult. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

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French Expressions with Tenir

#French verb tenir can be translated into 9 different English verbs depending on the context in which it's used. With those possibilities come a lot of idioms. Here are some of the most common expressions featuring "tenir". #learnfrench #lawlessfrench