FLE exercises

Idiomatic Expressions

Bonjour de France vous invite à découvrir la signification socio-culturelle et historique de nombreuses expressions idiomatiques dites aussi « expressions de la sagesse populaire ». Cette rubrique vous propose différents exercices de choix multiple afin de tester votre compréhension. Une explication simple et illustrée est également à votre disposition.

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N° 30 - 865 Idiomatic Expressions / Intermediate level 2015-11-26 21:04:26

» French expressions associated with the word 'science'

Hard sciences, soft sciences, occult sciences, we can talk about it, right? Well, that's exactly what I did with my friend regarding clairvoyance.

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N° 18 - 396 Idiomatic Expressions / Expert level 2015-11-26 20:33:42

» To make a mountain out of a molehill ("Se noyer dans un verre d'eau", literally "To drown in a glass of water")

Look at the little guy, he drowns in a glass of water!

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N° 18 - 395 Idiomatic Expressions / Expert level 2015-11-26 20:33:41

» The straw that broke the camel's back ("La goutte d’eau qui fait déborder le vase", literally "The drop of water that overflows the vase")

Carefully observe the image and try to find the meaning of the very common French expression.

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N° 18 - 376 Idiomatic Expressions / Expert level 2015-11-26 20:32:55

» You could count them on the fingers of one hand ("Trois pelés et un tondu", literally "Three bold men and a close-cropped one")

Thanks to this section you will learn the literal meaning and the figurative meaning of many French idioms.

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N° 18 - 375 Idiomatic Expressions / Expert level 2015-11-26 20:32:53

» To laugh one's head off ("Rire comme une baleine", literally "to laugh like a whale")

Yesterday evening at the movies "we laughed like whales" from start to finish! So, "to laugh like a whale" means...

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N° 18 - 374 Idiomatic Expressions / Expert level 2015-11-26 20:32:52

» Lip-service

Idioms constitute a true means of discovering the French culture and civilization... so are you ready then?

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N° 14 - 285 Idiomatic Expressions / Advanced level 2015-11-26 20:29:35

» To have doubts ("Avoir la puce à l'oreille", literally "Having a flea in the ear")

Popular wisdom can be expressed by proverbs, sayings and idiomatic expressions.

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N° 14 - 284 Idiomatic Expressions / Advanced level 2015-11-26 20:29:34

» To take food out of people's hands ("Enveler le pain de la bouche", literally "To take the bread out of the mouth")

If you understand everything and if you are capable of expressing yourself perfectly in French Bonjour de France invites you will "take the bread out...

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