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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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Don't blame me if you don't know what jeter la pierre means - this lesson has all the info you need about this idiomatic French expression. French Teacher, French Class, French Lessons, Teaching French, French Expressions, French Phrases, French Words, French Practice, Idiomatic Expressions

French Expressions: Jeter la pierre

Throwing stones in both English and #French have their idiomatic roots in that infamous Biblical passage. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

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

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, France, Learn French

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

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

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, France, Get Some

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

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 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, Idioms, Learn French, 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, Idioms, Learn French, 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

It's not the most common expression these days, but don't be surprised to stumble on "BCBG" in print. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench Upper Middle Class, Idiomatic Expressions, French People, French Expressions, Teacher Boards, French Teacher, France, Learn French, French Language

French Expressions: BCBG

It's not the most common expression these days, but don't be surprised to stumble on "BCBG" in print. #french #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

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

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, Teacher Boards, French Phrases, 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

"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