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un commercial, une commerciale – Mot du Jour un commercial, une commerciale – a commercial. The word ‘commercial’ as a noun means ‘a salesperson’. « Il est en train de faire des études pour devenir commercial. » “He’s studying to become a salesperson.” .…
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un passe-droit – a pass-right. un passe-droit means ‘a favor you’re not supposed to be granted’, ‘a preferential treatment’, ‘a special favor’. « J’ai peur que ce gouvernement ne donne trop de passe-droits. Les droits de l’homme ne seront pas respectés. »…
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new year’s resolutions – Mot du Jour les bonnes résolutions – the good resolutions. That’s the way French people talk about new year’s resolutions. les bonnes résolutions means ‘the New Year’s resolutions’. The verb used with ‘les bonnes résolutions’ in…
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What does the French word ' LES BONNES RESOLUTIONS ' mean? What does it sound like? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne Audio.
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heureux comme un roi – Mot du Jour heureux comme un roi. heureux means happy and, un roi is a king. heureux comme un roi means ‘as happy as a clam, couldn’t be happier’. Two similar expressions come to my mind: heureux comme un pape – as happy as a pope –…
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.. Je vous souhaite, avec mon équipe, de joyeuses fêtes et une très bonne nouvelle année ! Est-ce que 2017 sera l’année où vous apprendrez le français en ligne ? J’espère que ces soldes des fêtes pourront vous aider à atteindre vos objectifs de 2017. Je…
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ne pas être en reste avec quelqu’un – Mot du Jour ne pas être en reste avec quelqu’un – to not be in leftovers with somemone. Who wants to ‘be in leftovers’ anyway? ne pas être en reste avec quelqu’un means ‘to not owe anyone anything’, ‘to not owe a…
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faire des affaires – Mot du Jour faire des affaires. faire to do des affaires business. faire des affaires means to find or to get a bargain. And the French font des affaires with les soldes only twice a year: in January and in July. It’s very regulated…
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.. The French’s New Year’s Resolutions – Les bonnes résolutions des Français Yep! it’s January. It is that time of year when, after the holidays, we go over our life and make new year’s resolutions to lead a better life. RFI’s ‘7:15’ broadcast on January…
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faire les comptes – Mot du Jour faire les comptes – to do the accounts. faire les comptes means ‘to balance the books’, ‘to know how much money who owes to whom’. « Il faut qu’on fasse les comptes car je te dois sans doute plein de fric pour l’apéro…
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la fève. une fève is a fava bean, or a broad bean. However LA fève, with the definite article LA means the lucky charm, lucky bean that you find in the galette des rois traditionally on January 6. The tradition is so popular in France that pâtisseries…
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les étrennes – Mot du Jour la-tirelire les étrennes – New Year’s gift. Traditionally, grand parents, uncles and aunts give little ones leurs étrennes, their New Year’s gift around new year’s day. Depending on the giver’s means and the age of the person…
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Happy New Year – Mot du Jour That’s the traditional way of wishing a Happy New Year in French: ‘Good year and good health’ ‘Bonne et heureuse année !’ (listen to the song) ‘Meilleurs vœux’ ‘Je vous souhaite plein de bonnes choses pour l’année à venir’…
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