“Rentrée” is a French phrase for “Back to School”, literally meaning “returned”, one can say “Joyeuse Rentrée”, which means “Happy Return to School” or “À la Rentrée” which roughly means “See you in the fall”. There are phrases and words like these in every language that do not easily/exactly translate word for work.
Can you think of another French phrase?
“Bon appetit” = “Have a good meal” but literally “Good appetite”
Looking forward to seeing you/meeting you and to a great school year full of language, culture, focus, and fun!
Pensez de deux vérités et un mensonge que vous voulez partager avec la classe. Amusez-vous! Soyez créatif!
Je parle/je ne parle pas…
Je suis allée / je ne suis pas allée
J’ai eu / je n’ai pas eu
J’ai mangé/ je n’ai jamais mangé
Je me suis cassé…
J’ai huit soeurs et frères.
Par exemple: Je ne suis jamais restée dans un hôtel (if this was a true fact it would be a good truth (most people would guess it was the lie “le mensonge” because most people have stayed in a hotel at some point in their lives by high-school!)
“Je vais danser. (dance)
Tu vas chanter. (move hand like singing) Il/elle va écouter. (put hand on ear, listen)
Nous allons nager. (swimming motions) Vous allez voyager. (fly like an airplane)
Ils/Elles vont parler français toute la journée.” (point to everyone, speaking motion, all day with arm motion)
Attention Students! The Alliance Francaise of Doylestown is pleased to announce its 2018 Student Essay Competition. The competition is open to all Bucks County 4th and AP-level French students. The topic for this year’s essay is ““Un pays francophone que j’aimerais visiter (à part la France)” (A French-speaking country I would like to visit – other than France)”
-Essays must be written in French and should be 750 to 1000 words in length. Essays will be judged on creativity, originality of thought and grammar.
-A $500 cash prize will be awarded to the first place winner! The second place winner will receive $250. An honorable mention book prize will also be awarded. Additional recognition will be provided by the Fédération des Alliances Françaises and by the French consulate.
French 4 students, we hope you will consider participating in this contest!
Applications and competition rules are available on the Alliance Française de Doylestown website:www.afdoylestown.org. The deadline for applications and essay submissions is April 1, 2018. Winners will be announced by May 1, 2018.
The Alliance Française de Doylestown is a not- for-profit organization which has been serving the Bucks County community for almost 30 years. Its mission is to promote and enhance knowledge and appreciation of French language and culture, and to encourage interaction among French people, speakers of French, and all those with an interest in the French way of life. The Alliance Française de Doylestown is a chapter of the Fédération des Alliances Françaises, the largest network of French language and cultural centers in the world. Its website is www.afdoylestown.org
The French are known for their class and style. I often see words in French on American clothing, from something common like “C’est la Vie”, “Amour”, or “Bonjour” to less common phrases, this one was a new one for me.
If you have an extra $80 lying around, you could be a dreamer “Rêveur” too. (source) (Dans mes rêves!)