French Daily Expressions – 1


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1- Daily French Expression: Peu Importe

It does not matter
It is of little importance
No matter
Peu importe ce qu’il dit: no matter what he says,
what he will say is of little importance.
Je prends la cravate bleue ou la rouge? Peu importe!
Do I take the blue or the red tie? It does not matter.
Importer has two meaning in French: to import and to be important.

2-Daily French Expression: Faire exprès: to do things on purpose, deliberately.

Tu as encore cassé la télécommande, tu fais exprès ou quoi?
You broke the remote control again, do you do it on purpose or what?
Oh, je suis désolé, mais non, je ne l’ai pas fait exprès!
I am sorry, but no, I did not do it on purpose!
La porte est toujours ouverte, pourquoi? c’est exprès (or c’est fait exprès) le chat est encore dehors.

The door is still open, why? it is on purpose, the cat is still outside.

3-Daily French Expression: “Il se fait tard”: it is getting late

Bon, je te laisse, il se fait tard: well, I am off, it is getting late.
Les enfants, il se fait tard, au lit! Children, it is getting late, go to bed!
“se faire + adjective” means to become (se faire vieux, be getting old)

4-Daily French Expression: “je pense que oui”: I think so

Tu vas sortir cet après-midi? Je pense que oui (je crois que oui)!
Are you going out this afternoon? I think so!
C’est possible ou ce n’est pas possible? je pense que non!
Is it possible or not? I don’t think so!

5-Daily French Expression:”changer d’avis”: “to change one’s mind”

tu viens avec moi? non, j’ai changé d’avis, je reste!
Are you coming with me? no, I changed my mind, I will stay!
Tu changes d’avis comme de chemise (shirt).
You are always changing your mind.
Translate into French:

No matter what he said, you know that he is always changing his mind and sometimes he does it on purpose because he knows it is getting late. So will you tell him? I think so.

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6 thoughts on “French Daily Expressions – 1

  1. Nhon Nguyen

    No matter what he said, you know that he is always changing his mind and sometimes he does it on purpose because he knows it is getting late. So will you tell him? I think so.

    –> Peu importe ce qu’il a parlé, tu sais qu’il change souvent d’avis comme de chemise et qu’il l’a fait parfois exprès car il sait qu’il se fait tard. Alors, est-ce tu vas le parler? Je pense que oui.

  2. Amy

    Thank you for doing this! I just went through your whole list (all the weeks). I am a French teacher in the U.S. and I will enjoy using some of these expressions in class!


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