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Parlez-vous français?

French teacher team Karen and Katie share a few of their favourite expressions, to add a little colour to your spoken French:

“Tomber dans les pommes”

Literal translation: To fall in the apples
Meaning: To faint

“En faire tout un fromage”

Literal translation: Make a whole cheese out of it
Meaning: To make a big deal of something trivial

“Faire la grasse matinée”

Literal translation: Do the fatty morning
Meaning: To have a lie-in

“Entre chien et loup”

Literal translation: Between dog and wolf
Meaning: At dusk or twilight

“C’est la fin des haricots!”

Literal translation: it’s the end of the beans!
Meaning: it’s the end of the world!

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