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

"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

One of the easier #French expressions to remember, "Tout ce qui brille n'est pas or" is virtually the same word-for-word in English. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

French Expressions: Tout ce qui brille n'est pas or

One of the easier #French expressions to remember, "Tout ce qui brille n'est pas or" is virtually the same word-for-word in English. #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

Avez-vous passé Noël sous la neige? This classic #French expression might only apply to Christmas, but shorten it to "sous la neige" and you can use it for a wider set of contexts. We look at a few examples in this lesson. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

French Expressions: Noël sous la neige

Avez-vous passé Noël sous la neige? This classic #French expression might only apply to Christmas, but shorten it to "sous la neige" and you can use it for a wider set of contexts. We look at a few examples in this lesson. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

Two times a year, provided the weather is just right, #French expression "Noël au balcon, Pâques au tison" becomes a fun proverb to throw into the conversation. But whether its central claim is true is another matter. What do you think? #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

French Expressions: Noël au balcon, Pâques au tison

Two times a year, provided the weather is just right, #French expression "Noël au balcon, Pâques au tison" becomes a fun proverb to throw into the conversation. But whether its central claim is true is another matter. What do you think? #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

"À peu près" isn't just used with numbers. You can also use it to describe a feeling or a thought. Here are some examples of how you would insert the expression into everyday #French conversation. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

French Expressions: À peu près

"À peu près" isn't just used with numbers. You can also use it to describe a feeling or a thought. Here are some examples of how you would insert the expression into everyday #French conversation. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

"Dis donc" doesn't just indicate surprise, as this lesson points out. #french #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

French Expressions: Dis donc!

"Dis donc" doesn't just indicate surprise, as this lesson points out. #french #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

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

"Noël malin" isn't an expression about celebrating #Christmas so much as it is an appeal to shopper vanity. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench #french

French Expressions: Noël malin

"Noël malin" isn't an expression about celebrating #Christmas so much as it is an appeal to shopper vanity. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench #french

"Pas", the #French word for "step", is used in dozens of idiomatic expressions. It can be used to denote rank, to mark time, or even to drive slowly. This #LawlessFrench lesson covers most, if not all of them. #learnfrench

French Expressions with "pas"

"Pas", the #French word for "step", is used in dozens of idiomatic expressions. It can be used to denote rank, to mark time, or even to drive slowly. This #LawlessFrench lesson covers most, if not all of them. #learnfrench

In English, you can't have your cake and eat it too, so the saying goes. In #French, a comparable idiom revolves around butter and money. The following lesson features examples of how this classic expression is inserted into conversation. #lawlessfrench #learnfrench

French Expressions: Avoir le beurre et l'argent du beurre

In English, you can't have your cake and eat it too, so the saying goes. In #French, a comparable idiom revolves around butter and money. The following lesson features examples of how this classic expression is inserted into conversation. #lawlessfrench #learnfrench

#French verb "prendre" means so much more than "to take" as you'll discover in this lesson detailing the dozens of French expressions that use the common verb. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

French Expressions with prendre

#French verb "prendre" means so much more than "to take" as you'll discover in this lesson detailing the dozens of French expressions that use the common verb. #learnfrench #lawlessfrench

There's a thank you for every season, reason, and person. Here is how to say them all in #French. #lawlessfrench #learnfrench

French Expressions: Expressing Gratitude

There's a thank you for every season, reason, and person. Here is how to say them all in #French. #lawlessfrench #learnfrench

#French verb "penser" is an idiomatic treasure trove, with dozens of expressions featuring its many nuances. #learnfrench #frenchquiz #lawlessfrench

French Expressions with penser

#French verb "penser" is an idiomatic treasure trove, with dozens of expressions featuring its many nuances. #learnfrench #frenchquiz #lawlessfrench