French Phrases

As part of our French conversation evenings, we have investigated useful phrases in both French and English! Here are a few of the favourites, some less obvious than others!

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Profitez-en bien!
Make the most of it!

C’est en forgeant qu’on devient forgeron
Practice makes perfect

Ménage tes forces
Save your strength

Il délire complètement!
He is completely crazy!

Tâche d’être à l’heure
Try to be on time

Sifflez en travaillant
Whistle as you work

Ils habitent au milieu de nulle part
They live in the middle of nowhere
(Very important in Hucklow and Parisot!)

La tête me tourne!
My head is spinning!

Vouloir, c’est pouvoir
Where there is a will there is a way

La nuit porte conseil
Sleep on it

Rira bien qui rira le dernier
He who laughs last laughs best

Il faut le voir pour le croire
It has to be seen to be believed

Petite pluie abat grand vent
A little goes a long way

Il pleut des cordes!
It’s raining cats and dogs!

Quell mouche l’a piqué?
What’s got into him?

J’ai dormi comme un bébé
I slept like a baby

Aller droit au but
Get to the point

Hâtez-vous lentement
More haste, less speed

Je me moque bien de ce qu’ils pensent
I don’t care what they think

Ne pas déranger
Do not disturb

Tout le monde peut se tromper
Anyone can make a mistake

Je jure que c’est vrai!
I swear it is true!