French language

“C’est du chinois !”

“C’est du chinois !”

You can use this expression when you don’t understand anything you are reading or hearing. It literally means: “It’s in Chinese!”
“Il boit comme un trou !”

“Il boit comme un trou !”

Use this expression to describe someone who drinks a lot of alcohol. The literal translation…

“Appelons un chat un chat !”

“Appelons un chat un chat !”

Why call a cat by a different name? That’s the point! Use this expression to…

“Je parle français comme une vache espagnole.”

“Je parle français comme une vache espagnole.”

Imagine for a moment a cow, of Spanish nationality and mother tongue, trying to speak…

“French is the language that turns dirt into…

“French is the language that turns dirt into…

Stephen King, the famous American writer, coined this phrase in reference to the lovely and…

“C’est la vie !”

“C’est la vie !”

This French expression is very famous and is used when you are going through a…

“La vérité sort toujours de la bouche des…

“La vérité sort toujours de la bouche des…

This expression literally means that the truth always comes out of the mouths of children. The equivalent idiom in English is: “Out of the mouths of babes come words of truth.”
“C’est la cerise sur le gâteau !”

“C’est la cerise sur le gâteau !”

This expression refers to the finishing touch of a cherry on top of a cake that gives it the perfect decoration.
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