French Expressions - French Phrases - French Proverbs
French expressions in English
English language has borrowed a great number of French words and expressions. Here are some French words and expressions commonly used in English.
Favorite French Expressions
One of the joys of learning French (or any other language) is getting to know the idiomatic expressions that help make it so colorful. Here are my favorites; what are yours?
Bien - French expressions with bien
Learn how to say really, good talker, we'll see, and more with this list of expressions with bien.
Français - Expressions with français
Français is French for "French" and is found in a number of idiomatic expressions. Learn how to speak terrible French, buy French wine, and perfect your French with this list of expressions with français.
Free - Expressions with Free
The English word free can be an adjective, adverb, verb, or noun and has a number of different meanings, which can make it difficult to figure out how to say free into French. Take a look at this lesson on how translate expressions with free into French.
Love - Expressions with Love
The English word "love" is found in many different expressions - learn how to translate them into French.
Mauvais - French expressions with mauvais
Learn how to say mean trick, weed, ill repute, and more with this list of expressions with mauvais.
Mise - French expressions with la mise
The French word la mise has numerous meanings and is also used in many idiomatic expressions. Learn how to say involvement, make-up, leg-pulling and more with this list of expressions with la mise.
Plus - French Expressions with Plus
The use of the French word "plus" can be confusing, especially in such similar-looking expressions as en plus and de plus. Plus (ha ha) it has three possible pronunciations.
Learn some idiomatic French expressions related to holidays and other special occasions.
French Terms of Endearment
French has all kinds of interesting terms of endearment, including a rather odd assortment of barnyard animals. Check out this list of French terms of endearment to use with your loved ones (both romantic and familial).
Dictionary of French Expressions
All of the French expressions on this site, including idiomatic expressions, proverbs, phrasal verbs, and formulas, arranged alphabetically by the first word in the French expression.
Top French Expressions Lessons
Idiomatic expressions are key to language learning. When you learn French, it can seem like there is always more grammar to learn, but in fact grammar lessons are finite. Expressions, on other hand, are virtually endless. To help you learn some of the most common French expressions, I've put together a list of the top 15 lists of French expressions on my site.
Comme - French Expressions with Comme
The French word comme literally means like or as and is also used in many idiomatic expressions. Learn how to say soaking wet, knee-high to a grasshopper, everyday, and more idiomatic expressions with comme.
Bon - French Expressions with Bon
Learn some idiomatic expressions with the French word bon
Être - French Expressions with Être
The French verb être literally means to be and is found in many expressions. Learn how to say that's right, here goes, so be it, and more with this list of expressions with être.
Finir - French Expressions with Finir
Learn how to say never-ending, it will end in disaster, finally, and more with this list of French expressions with finir.
Everyday French Phrases - Essential French
Not all vocabulary is created equal. There are some French phrases that you will hear literally every day, many times a day, and odds are that you should be using them that often too. Here are five truly essential everyday French phrases.