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Use French song lyrics to learn to speak French! David Issokson, FrenchLearner’s teacher, explains the vocabulary and grammar of the most popular French songs.

Ce n’est qu’un au revoir (Meaning: It’s just a goodbye, Till we meet again) is the title of the French version of Auld Lang Syne. This song is sung both in English and French at the stroke of midnight at the near year. The post provides an English translation of the French lyrics, as well …

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La Décadance (Meaning: The decadence) was a hit song released in 1972 by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin. Similar to Je T’aime…Moi Non Plus, La Décadance is racy in nature given the sexual innuendos of the lyrics. Keep reading as we provide the complete French lyrics and English translation with line-by-line analysis of the vocabulary …

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Ella, elle l’a (Meaning: Ella, she has it; Pronunciation: ɛla ɛl la) is a hit song by French singer France Gall. Written by Michel Berger and released as a single in 1987 on the album Babacar, the song soared to the top of the charts in Europe and was a big hit internationally. This post …

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David Issokson

David Issokson is a lifelong language enthusiast. His head is swimming with words and sounds as he speaks over six languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private online lessons. When procrastinating working on FrenchLearner, David enjoys his time skiing and hiking in Teton Valley, Idaho.

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