This Sunday is Mothers' Day in France, so indulge me as I thank my lovely maman Isabelle for being such a great person to look up to, and a great mother who always finds the right words :) So today, let's praise les mamans one more time!
- First, practise your French Mother's Day vocabulary with the following Fill-in-the-Blanks kwizwhere Patrick shares his plans to treat his mother:
- Mothers are here to share in the joy of good times, but also to provide a much-needed shoulder to cry on in the bad ones. Listen to French singer France Gall's melancholy lament in the French classic Si Maman si :
As a bonus, here is the chorus linked to our related French lessons:
Si Maman si, si Maman si, Maman si tu voyais ma vie, Je pleure comme je ris, si Maman si, Mais mon avenir reste gris, et mon cœur aussi
If Mum [US:Mom] if, if Mum if, Mum if you saw my life, I cry as I laugh, if Mum if, But my future remains grey, and so does my heart