Every language has its own idioms, and French has a long list of them. Some are cute, some are insightful, and some are hilariously absurd. With this course, you will learn 365 French expressions, or one new expression each day for the entire year.
But wait — why do you need to learn French idiomatic expressions?
- So that you won’t freak out when someone tells you there’s a testicle in a soup. (Unless he means it literally, the person is actually saying there’s a problem). There are many idioms that sound so weird that, if you don’t know what they mean, you will think you are talking to a deranged person, or a psycho who whips cats (you’ll know what I mean soon).
- So that you will sound like a legitimate French speaker. You know how you often pepper your conversations with idioms when you speak in your own native tongue? That is exactly what will happen when you use idioms in French — you will sound more natural!
- Aside from the obvious reasons, learning all about idioms will also give you insight into how a certain group of people think. You will be privy to the thoughts of the French who coined these funny terms, and you will have an inkling of their mindset.
And, of course … learning French expressions is fun! Just allot a few minutes each day and make it part of your daily habit.
Advice on how to use this course
Make it a daily habit!
Aristotle said, “Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” Talk in French courses and e-books are well-rooted in the idea that you will be able to learn French better, smarter, and less painfully if you make it a daily practice.
You will find 365 expressions in this course. You can learn a new one every day. It is, of course, possible to devour the entire course in a few hours if you like, but if you develop a learning habit by reviewing one expression per day, it will prove to be much more beneficial in the long run. This course can be the first step you need to create a lasting learning habit.
This course is structured to help you thoroughly understand each idiom. It will look like this:
Avoir les chevilles qui enflent
To be very full of oneself
to have one’s ankles swell
Reinforce your learning by doing the exercises.
At the end of each week, there is a short quiz to ensure you are understanding each expression.
- Explain the French expression “conduire comme un pied” in English.
- Can you translate “That’s another story” in French?
Answers are found on the following page.
Did you know these kinds of exercises are much more effective than multiple-choice tests?
With the online course, the offline e-books in PDF and epub version, as well as the audiobook, I hope we’ve given you enough options to help you succeed in your French lessons.
Merci, Thank you.