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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This particular #French expression's biblical roots are showing. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

French Expressions: Jeter la pierre

This particular #French expression's biblical roots are showing. #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: 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

French Expressions: Quelle mouche t'a piqué ?

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

"Faire du lard" literally means "to make some fat". The cleverness of this idiom is not so much how it describes weight gain as it is how it's used to describe actions that could lead to a little extra padding. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

French Expressions: Faire du lard

"Faire du lard" literally means "to make some fat". The cleverness of this idiom is not so much how it describes weight gain as it is how it's used to describe actions that could lead to a little extra padding. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

When you need to add to what you just said for the sake of clarity, or you need someone else to elucidate on what THEY just said, use this #French expression. #lawlessfrench #learnfrench

French Expressions: C'est-à-dire

When you need to add to what you just said for the sake of clarity, or you need someone else to elucidate on what THEY just said, use this #French expression. #lawlessfrench #learnfrench

Do the #French dread Friday the 13th? It depends who you ask. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

French Expressions: Vendredi treize

Do the #French dread Friday the 13th? It depends who you ask. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

"À l'étage" means "upstairs". But it can also mean "downstairs". How are you supposed to know which meaning is being referred to in everyday communication? This #LawlessFrench lesson gives context. #learnfrench

French Expressions: À l'étage

"À l'étage" means "upstairs". But it can also mean "downstairs". How are you supposed to know which meaning is being referred to in everyday communication? This #LawlessFrench lesson gives context. #learnfrench

There's more than one way to make a toast in #French. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

French Expressions: À la vôtre

There's more than one way to make a toast in #French. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

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

French Expressions: Avantages et inconvénients

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

November 1st in France is better known as La Toussaint, a day to remember the dead. It's also used metaphorically to describe certain weather conditions. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

French Expressions: Faire un temps de Toussaint

November 1st in France is better known as La Toussaint, a day to remember the dead. It's also used metaphorically to describe certain weather conditions. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

The number 36 comes up quite a few times in #French expressions. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

French Expressions: Tous les 36 du mois

The number 36 comes up quite a few times in #French expressions. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

Using the concept of "making a bridge" to illustrate how some people create a long weekend off work when a statutory holiday falls on a Tuesday or Thursday makes sense when you think about it. #french #lawlessfrench #learnfrench

French Expressions: Faire le pont

Using the concept of "making a bridge" to illustrate how some people create a long weekend off work when a statutory holiday falls on a Tuesday or Thursday makes sense when you think about it. #french #lawlessfrench #learnfrench

Versatile #French adjective "mauvais" can modify nouns to signifiy weeds, a tight spot, gossipping, and even sulking. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

French Expressions with mauvais

Versatile #French adjective "mauvais" can modify nouns to signifiy weeds, a tight spot, gossipping, and even sulking. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

Reached that point where you just can't take it anymore? That's your cue to reach for this #French expression. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

French Expressions: J'en peux plus

Reached that point where you just can't take it anymore? That's your cue to reach for this #French expression. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

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

French Expressions: C'est dans la poche

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

The #French equivalent for the English expression "a good deal" doesn't always have a positive connotation. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

French Expressions: Bon marché

The #French equivalent for the English expression "a good deal" doesn't always have a positive connotation. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench