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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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Quand on parle du loup (on en voit la queue) - Lawless French French Expressions, Idiomatic Expressions, French People, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, First Language, French Words, Learn French, French Language

French Expressions: Quand on parle du loup

"Quand on parle du loup" is a classic #French expression that appears in conversation when coincidences seem too well-timed. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

You could say this French expression loosely relates to the English idiom "you suck all the air out of the room" on a conceptual level, given that both toy with the idea of taking up more space than is perhaps socially desirable. French Expressions, Idiomatic Expressions, Tongue Twisters, French People, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, English Idioms, Get Some, France

French Expressions: Tu ne manques pas d'air !

Trust that it's anything but a compliment if someone says you're not lacking air in #French. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

French expression "moi non plus" has a negative slant to it, both literally and figuratively. But it's used to express agreement. French Expressions, French Learning Books, Idiomatic Expressions, French Worksheets, French Language, Foreign Language, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, French Words

French Expressions: Moi non plus

An extremely useful expression in everyday conversation, "moi non plus" is the opposite of "moi aussi". You can also adapt it by replacing "moi" with any other stressed pronoun to express the same sentiment. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench #frenchlanguage

Save the day with the idiomatic French expression sauver la mise. French Expressions, Idiomatic Expressions, French People, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, Save The Day, Learn French, Idioms, French Language

French Expressions: Sauver la mise

"Sauver la mise" means to pull one's ante out of the game, literally. Figuratively, it follows this logic and applies it to a broader context. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench #french

The idea that you only get so much luck in life is the central tenet of this idiom. But not every French expression limits its good fortune. Read this lesson to discover alternate idioms that focus only on the positive, albeit using questionable imagery. French Expressions, French Teacher, French Class, Idiomatic Expressions, French People, Teacher Boards, Learn French, Idioms, French Language

French Expressions: Heureux au jeu, malheureux en amour

Lucky at cards, unlucky in love? There's a #French idiom for that. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

There's no question you'll find a use for this French expression. Idiomatic Expressions, Rhetorical Question, French People, French Expressions, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, France, Learn French, Idioms

French Expressions: La question ne se pose pas

"La question ne se pose pas" has two main uses, one of which is rhetorical. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

"Entre chien et loup" is a vividly poetic way of describing the difference between day and night. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench French Expressions, Idiomatic Expressions, French People, French Phrases, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, France, Learn French, French Language

French Expressions: Entre chien et loup

"Entre chien et loup" is a vividly poetic way of describing the difference between day and night. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

What happens when you get a hair on your tongue? The very thing the following #French expression is used to describe. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench French Expressions, Idiomatic Expressions, French People, French Grammar, Teacher Boards, Raining Cats And Dogs, French Teacher, How To Speak Spanish, Learn French

French Expressions: Avoir un cheveu sur la langue

What happens when you get a hair on your tongue? The very thing the following #French expression is used to describe. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

Given that "dis donc" can be used in both positive and negative circumstances, context is everything in understanding its meaning. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench Idiomatic Expressions, French People, French Expressions, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, Positive And Negative, Learn French, French Language, Vocabulary

French Expressions: Dis donc

Given that "dis donc" can be used in both positive and negative circumstances, context is everything in understanding its meaning. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

"Par contre" is a very common #French expression used to express "on the other hand", "whereas", and "but". However, there is some controversy on how and when it should be used. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench French Expressions, Idiomatic Expressions, French People, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, Learn French, French Language, Vocabulary, No Response

French Expressions: Par contre

"Par contre" is a very common #French expression used to express "on the other hand", "whereas", and "but". However, there is some controversy on how and when it should be used. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

Dozens of expressions feature the #French verb mettre, evoking everything from setting the table to turning on the news. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench French Verbs, French Phrases, French Expressions, Idiomatic Expressions, French People, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, Learn French, French Language

French Expressions with Mettre

Dozens of expressions feature the #French verb mettre, evoking everything from setting the table to turning on the news. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

"Vivre au jour le jour" is not the easiest way to live. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

French Expressions: Vivre au jour le jour

"Vivre au jour le jour" is not the easiest way to live. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

"J'arrive" represents one those rare moments where the English equivalent is actually wordier than in #French. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

French Expressions: J'arrive

"J'arrive" represents one those rare moments where the English equivalent is actually wordier than in #French. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

The next time someone loses it in front of you, think of this à propos #French expression. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench French Expressions, Peta, Idiomatic Expressions, French People, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, Learn French, French Language, Vocabulary

French Expressions: Péter un câble

The next time someone loses it in front of you, think of this à propos #French expression. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

Dozens of #French expressions feature the verb "comprendre" ("to understand"). Which one is your favorite? #learnfrench #lawlessfrench French Verbs, French Phrases, French Expressions, Idiomatic Expressions, French People, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, Learn French, French Language

French Expressions with comprendre

Dozens of #French expressions feature the verb "comprendre" ("to understand"). Which one is your favorite? #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

This charming #French expression may already be in your conversational repertoire. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench Idiomatic Expressions, French People, French Expressions, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, Learn French, French Language, Vocabulary, How To Find Out

French Expressions: Je ne sais quoi

This charming #French expression may already be in your conversational repertoire. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench