French GCSE Idioms

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Learn top French GCSE Idioms that you can easily use in your French speaking and writing exams ! Get a top mark at your French GCSE exam by adding idioms to your speech to speak French like a native 👌 Watch the French GCSE Idioms video below 👀

French GCSE Idioms
French GCSE Idioms

French GCSE Idioms 1 to 5

Let’s have a look at French Edexcel Module 1 Topic 1 : Qui suis-je? Who am I? Revising family and describing people

French GCSE Idioms 1 to 5

French GCSE Question N°1

Let’s have a look at this French GCSE exam question and how you would answer it : ‘Comment étiez-vous quand vous étiez plus jeune ?’ which means ‘How were you when you were younger?’

French GCSE question

This enables to revise the imperfect tense in French. I will make a video on how to use the imperfect tense, watch this space now 😉

the imperfect tense in French

French GCSE Idiom N°1 ! Poser un lapin

‘Poser un lapin’ is a popular French idiom and it has been explained in details in an article of this blog : To view the ‘poser un lapin’ article of this blog click here

French GCSE Idioms Poser un lapin

Transcript of French GCSE Idiom N°1 : Poser un lapin

‘Quand j’étais plus jeune, je n’étais pas une personne ponctuelle, j’arrivais souvent en retard et je posais parfois des lapins’

Tranlation : ‘When I was younger, was not punctual, I was often late and I …..’

What do you think this means, pick one option among :

  • I used to sometimes run like a rabbit
  • I used to sometimes stand people up
  • I used to sometimes pose as a model

Find out the answer in the video below !

Transcript of French GCSE Idiom N°2 : Faire gaffe à

‘Faire gaffe à’ is a common French idiom and it has been explained in details in an article of this blog : To view the ‘faire gaffe à’ article of this blog click here

French GCSE Idioms Faire gaffe à

Transcript of French GCSE Idiom N°2 : Faire gaffe à

‘Aujourd’hui, je fais gaffe à ne pas arriver en retard”

Tranlation : ‘Today I …………. not to arrive late’

What do you think ‘faire gaffe à’ means, pick one option among :

  • I make mistakes
  • I don’t care
  • I make sure/ I pay attention to

Find out the answer in the video below !

French GCSE Idiom N°3 ! Faire la grasse matinée

‘Faire la grasse matinée’ is a super French idiom and it has been explained in details in an article of this blog : To view the ‘faire la grasse matinée’ article of this blog click here

French GCSE Idioms N°3 : Faire la grasse matinée

Transcript of French GCSE Idiom N°3 : Faire la grasse matinée

‘Quand j’étais plus jeune, j’étais une personne paresseuse, j’aimais faire la grasse matinée”

Tranlation : ‘When I was younger, I was lazy, I used to ……….’

What do you think ‘faire la grasse matinée’ means, pick one option among :

  • I used to have a hearty breakfast
  • I used to get up early
  • I used to sleep late in the morning

Find out the answer in the video below !

French GCSE Idiom N°4 ! Avoir la flemme

‘Avoir la flemme’ is a trendy French idiom and it has been explained in details in an article of this blog : To view the ‘avoir la flemme’ article of this blog click here

French GCSE Idiom N°4 : avoir la flemme

Transcript of French GCSE Idiom N°4 : Avoir la flemme

‘j’avais souvent la flemme de me lever, maintenant je me lève tôt ‘

Tranlation : ‘I used to …….. to get up, now I get up early’

What do you think ‘avoir la flemme’ means, pick one option among :

  • I didn’t feel like…
  • I used to relax
  • I had a lot of energy

Find out the answer in the video below !

French GCSE Idiom N°5 ! Avoir une peur bleue

‘Avoir une peur bleue’ is a great French idiom and it has been explained in details in an article of this blog : To view the ‘avoir une peur bleue’ article of this blog click here

French GCSE Idiom N°5 : avoir une peur bleue

Transcript of French GCSE Idiom N°5 : Avoir une peur bleue

‘Quand j’étais plus jeune, j’étais une personne timide et j’avais une peur bleue de prendre la parole en public ‘

Tranlation : ‘When I was younger, I was shy and I ……………………………………. to speak in public’

What do you think ‘avoir une peur bleue’ means, pick one option among :

  • I had a blue shirt
  • I was scared to death
  • I had a lot of faith in me

Find out the answer in the video below !

Avoir confiance en soi : translation in English

This one is not so much a French idiom but it is nevertheless useful in a speaking or writing French exam : avoir confiance en soi.

French GCSE Idioms Avoir une confiance en moi

Transcript of French saying : Avoir confiance en soi

‘Aujourd’hui, j’ai beaucoup plus de confiance en moi ‘

Tranlation : ‘Today I ….a lot”

What do you think ‘avoir confiance en moi’ means, pick one option among :

  • I feel a lot more confident
  • I am not confident at all
  • I have a lot of patience

Find out the answer in the video below !

Bonus French GCSE Idioms : avoir le cafard

Here is one more to add to your list : Avoir le cafard. Here is the link to view the full article about this one !

French GCSE Idioms Avoir le cafard

Transcript of Bonus French expression : Avoir le cafard

‘Quand j’étais plus jeune, j’étais parfois déprimé et j’avais parfois le cafard’

Tranlation : ‘When I was younger, I was sometimes depressed and I sometimes …….’

What do you think ‘avoir une peur bleue’ means, pick one option among :

  • I was full of beans
  • I felt low
  • I had a lot of bugs

Find out the answer in the video below !

French GCSE Idioms Video

Here is the video where you can find the answers to all the questions above about French GCSE Idioms 1 to 5

Pit stop learning : French GCSE Idiom translation

Here is the translation as presented in the video of French idioms from English into French.

French GCSE Idiom translation

French GCSE Idiom translation correction

How did you get along ? Here is the translation in French :

French GCSE Idiom translation correction

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