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Tomber dans les pommes
Don't pass out trying to figure out the French expression "tomber dans les pommes"! There's an easier way with this complete guide!
14 Facts about Le 14 juillet (Bastille Day)
What do you need to know about le 14 juillet or "Bastille Day" in France? Here's a handy primer on this very important French holiday!
Vider son sac
Feeling the urge to vent? Then there's a French expression you need to know: vider son sac. Here's how to use it properly!
Raconter des salades
Is someone's story a little too hard to believe? There's a popular French expression for this: raconter des salades!
Bonne année 2021 ! Happy New Year!
Bonne année 2021 ! Greetings from French à la folie...
10 French Cold Weather Expressions
It's f-f-friggin' cold! But how do we say that in French? Here are 10 French cold weather expressions you can use when winter arrives!
Fun with French Expressions
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Avoir le cul bordé de nouilles
Unbelievably lucky? There's a French expression for that: avoir le cul bordé de nouilles. Here's the instruction manual for this colourful expression!
Avoir la pêche
Feeling really, really great? There's a French expression for that: avoir la pêche. Here's how to use it like a pro!
Avoir la frite
Feeling really, really chipper? There's a French expression for that: avoir la frite. Here's how to use it!
Il y a anguille sous roche
Something seem a little suspicious? There's a French expression for that: il y a anguille sous roche. Here's the guide to it!
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Poisson d’avril — The French April Fool
Are the French also given to pranks on April 1st? You bet! Find out how they celebrate April Fools' Day à la française !
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Film Review: Bird People (2014)
Ah, the airport fantasy drama. They don't come around very often—or at all—and this is probably why. Read my review of "Bird People," starring Josh Charles and Anaïs Demoustier.
C’est un navet !
Oh dear, it’s a turnip. What does the French expression “C’est un navet !” mean, and what does it have to do with movies? Here’s the comprehensive guide to it.
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La Journée Star Wars… and Troublesome Translations
On est le 4 mai ! C'est la Journée Star Wars ! Geek out with me as I discuss this epic film series, French humour, and some translation issues.
Rouge comme une tomate
Cheeks feeling hot? Face all red? There's a French expression for this: rouge comme une tomate. Here's your comprehensive guide to it...
Bonne année 2020 ! Happy New Year!
Bonne année 2020 and Happy New Year from French à la folie !
French Christmas Vocabulary
Noël s'approche à grand pas ! With Noël upon us, let's go over some French Christmas vocabulary to help you discuss this festive holiday with francophones!
Porter la poisse
Do you believe in luck? When it comes to bad luck, francophones talk about "la poisse." So let's look at the expression "porter la poisse" in more detail...