Idioms

FLE exercises

Bonjour de France invites you to discover the socio-cultural and historical significance of many idiomatic expressions also called « expressions of popular wisdom » . This section offers you multiple choice exercises to test your understanding. A simple and illustrated explanation is also available.

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Idioms

Idiomatic expressions: body parts (the language)
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Idiomatic expressions: body parts (the language)

An idiom or idiomatic expression is a particular expression in a language that doesn't necessarily have a literal equivalent in other languages.

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French expressions with the word 'hat' (chapeau)
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French expressions with the word 'hat' (chapeau)

Bonjour de France invites you to learn French idiomatic expressions involving the word "chapeau" (hat).

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Idiomatic expressions with the word 'head' (tête)
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Idiomatic expressions with the word 'head' (tête)

An exercise created by Graciela Gerendi. Idiomatic expressions containing the word "head".

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Expressions with the word 'thread'
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Expressions with the word 'thread'

Exercise brought by Graciela Gerendi. Idiomatic expressions containing the word thread.

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Animals in French
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Animals in French

Bonjour de France proposes an exercise of vocabulary, it's fun and easy!!!

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Colours and nuances
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Colours and nuances

French expressions in colors!!! They are great to look really french, it's clear as spring water!

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To have doubts (
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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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To take food out of people's hands (
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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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To be on top of one's game (
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To be on top of one's game ("Être au sommet de son art", literally "To be at the summit of one's art")

Patrick MOYA "is on top of his game", look at the beautiful illustrations he made for Bonjour de France.

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Nitpicking (
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Nitpicking ("Chercher la petite bête", literally "To look for the little beast")

"Don't look for the little beast", yes, there are exercises after this idiom explanation!

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