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° 15 - 274 Idiomatic Expressions / Advanced level

» To dress up to the nines ("Se mettre sur son 31", literally "To put oneself on his/her 31")

Bonjour de France asks all Internet users "to put on their thirty-one" before doing the exercise!

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N° 5 - 265 Idiomatic Expressions / Advanced level

» To never do a stroke of work ("Avoir un poil dans la main", literally "To have a hair in the hand")

In order to correctly learn a foreign language you mustn't have "a hair in the hand". We know that's not your case!

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N° 16 - 262 Idiomatic Expressions / Autonomous level

» Good grief

You are doing it this exercise, "nom d'une pipe"!! (literally "in the name of a pipe", meaning "dammit") It is but an example of the use of this idiom...

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N° 14 - 261 Idiomatic Expressions / Autonomous level

» Idiomatic expressions A2

Thanks to Patrick MOYA for these illustrations that put a little color in the exercises of Bonjour de France!

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N° 2 - 259 Idiomatic Expressions / Autonomous level

» To faint ("tomber dans les pommes", literally "fall into the apples")

Another idiom: especially don't faint doing the exercises!!!

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N° 1 - 258 Idiomatic Expressions / Autonomous level

» Stand someone up

An idiom, "Poser un lapin" (literally "to place a rabbit", meaning "standing someone up"). Bonjour de France doesn't "place you a rabbit"... Turn quic...

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N° 18 - 90 Idiomatic Expressions / Expert level

» Being the fifth wheel ("Être la cinquième roue de la charrette / du carrosse", literally "Being the fifth wheel of the chariot")

Quickly, climb in the chariot of Patrick Moya, our favorite artist from Nice, and don't be the fifth wheel!

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N° 15 - 7 Idiomatic Expressions / Advanced level

» To have your back against the wall ("Êter au pied du mur", literally "To be at the foot of the wall")

Bonjour de France brings you a new idiomatic expression illustrated by Jean-Luc Desset, artist from Nice.

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