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These funny French sayings

These funny French sayings

“On peut dîner plus tard? Je n’aime pas manger avec les poules,” my US-born teenager sometimes says to me around 7:00pm. Can we have dinner later Mom? I’d rather not eat with the hens. If you don’t know the French saying “se coucher avec les poules,” (to go to bed with the hens; to go to bed early,) you…

13 Responses to These funny French sayings

  1. I just ordered the premium package. Thank you for this opportunity to easily teach my students some interesting and useful French!

  2. Thanks for the great tip Mme French Girl. And for the discount! I will have to brush up on my slang before my trip to Nice in April.

  3. Vero, I am so horrified and saddened about the attacks in Paris, it is so sickening. I hope all your friends and family in Paris are okay. My thoughts are with you.

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends and family in France during this horrible time. Have a wonderful holiday season.

  5. Merci, Mademoiselle! All my Christmas gifts will come from France this year. My heart is there. like those of millions of Americans. Your culture inspires us, your people enchant us, your nation is our first ally and dear friend.

  6. This book is quite clever, and these are expressions that are, indeed, commonly used. I wonder if the young people still ask “Est-ce que je te demande si ta grand-mère fait du vélo?”, or is it less utilized and more for an older generation. I have been gone for so long!

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