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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Please don't run up the stairs while reading this lesson on the French expression quatre à quatre. French Expressions, Idiomatic Expressions, French People, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, France, Learn French, French Language, Vocabulary

French Expressions: Quatre à quatre

"Quatre à quatre" in #French is not the same as a four by four in English. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

This woodsy #French expression is almost the same as its American English equivalent and identical to its British English counterpart. #lawlessfrench #learnfrench #superstitious French Expressions, Lyle Mays, Idiomatic Expressions, French People, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, France, Silent Film, Learn French

French Expressions: Toucher du bois

This woodsy #French expression is almost the same as its American English equivalent and identical to its British English counterpart. #lawlessfrench #learnfrench #superstitious

Has a #French native speaker ever asked you which fly bit you? #learnfrench #lawlessfrench Kids Vector, Dog Vector, Vector Free, Cute Elephant Cartoon, Baby Cartoon, French Expressions, Fruit Cartoon, Cartoon Faces, French Tips

French Expressions: Quelle mouche t'a piqué ?

Has a #French native speaker ever asked you which fly bit you? #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

Wood isn't only lucky in English. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench French Expressions, Lyle Mays, Idiomatic Expressions, French People, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, France, Silent Film, Learn French

French Expressions: Toucher du bois

Wood isn't only lucky in English. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

This lesson on the idiomatic French expression avoir le cafard is not at all depressing. Ap French, French Class, French Lessons, How To Speak French, Learn French, Learn English, French Expressions, French Phrases, French Quotes

French Expressions: Avoir le cafard

"Cockroach" can mean different things in #French. And none of them are especially positive. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

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

French Expressions: Avantages et inconvénients

Slip this #French expression into the conversation when going over the pros and cons of a situation. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

Once you read this lesson, your understanding of the idiomatic French expression c'est dans la poche will be a done deal. French Teacher, Teaching French, Teaching Spanish, French Slang, French Practice, Idiomatic Expressions, French Expressions, Teacher Boards, France

French Expressions: C'est dans la poche

Someone is probably feeling very confident about something if they utter this #French expression. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

We don't really have an equivalent in English for "faire une frite''. Its bottom-flicking properties are uniquely French and its metaphorical logic? Quite sound, actually. French Expressions, Idiomatic Expressions, French People, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, French Lessons, Learn French, French Language, French Fries

French Expressions: Faire une frite

What does making a french fry have to do with slapping someone's bottom? #french #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, French People, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, France, Learning To Be, Learn French, French Language

French Expressions: Tomber dans le panneau

Don't fall into the trap believing that "panneau" means sign or panel in the popular #French expression "tomber dans le panneau". #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

"Mal", the #French word for "bad", "pain", and other assorted unpleasantries, can be used to express a lot of things. #lawlessfrench #learnfrench Words For Bad, Idiomatic Expressions, Bad Intentions, You Look Pretty, French People, French Expressions, French Phrases, French Teacher, Type S

French Expressions with Mal

"Mal", the #French word for "bad", "pain", and other assorted unpleasantries, can be used to express a lot of things. #lawlessfrench #learnfrench

Use this #French expression when something is "off". #lawlessfrench #learnfrench Idiomatic Expressions, French People, French Expressions, French Teacher, France, Learn French, French Language, Vocabulary, Culture

French Expressions: Il y a quelque chose qui cloche

Use this #French expression when something is "off". #lawlessfrench #learnfrench

Ever shoot the messenger? In #French, the equivalent expression involves a piano player, and of all people, Oscar Wilde might be the inspiration behind it. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench French Expressions, Equivalent Expressions, Idiomatic Expressions, French People, Teacher Boards, Piano Player, French Teacher, Oscar Wilde, Learn French

French Expressions: Ne tirez pas sur le pianiste

Ever shoot the messenger? In #French, the equivalent expression involves a piano player, and of all people, Oscar Wilde might be the inspiration behind it. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

Rule #1 when addressing someone in #France? You must absolutely say this. #lawlessfrench #frenchculture #french French Teacher, Teaching French, Idiomatic Expressions, French People, French Expressions, Teacher Boards, Type S, Hot Hunks, Learn French

French Reading Practice: L'importance de dire bonjour

Rule #1 when addressing someone in #France? You must absolutely say this. #lawlessfrench #frenchculture #french

Get a head start on your #French studies with this timely French expression. #lawlessfrench #learnfrench French Expressions, Idiomatic Expressions, French People, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, Head Start, Learn French, French Language, Vocabulary

French Expressions: À l'avance

Get a head start on your #French studies with this timely French expression. #lawlessfrench #learnfrench

One moment, it's a rooster. The next? A donkey. The metaphor behind this classic #French idiom expresses the meaning so perfectly it might just become one of your favorite go-to expressions. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench French Language Lessons, French Language Learning, French Lessons, Spanish Lessons, Spanish Language, French Phrases, French Words, French Quotes, French Expressions

French Expressions: Passer du coq à l'âne

One moment, it's a rooster. The next? A donkey. The metaphor behind this classic #French idiom expresses the meaning so perfectly it might just become one of your favorite go-to expressions. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

Do you know what "C'est du pipi de chat" means in French? Find it here with other amusing French idioms using "chat," the French word for cat. French Expressions, French Words, French Quotes, French Sayings, French Teacher, French Class, How To Speak French, Learn French, French Practice

French Expressions: Donner sa langue au chat

"Cat got your tongue?", which means that someone is being silent at a time you didn't expect them to be. But "donner sa langue au chat" ("giving your tongue to the cat") means something a little different. #french #lawlessfrench #learnfrench