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“La Bohème” (pronounced lah boh-ehm or la bɔɛm) is the most famous song of French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour. Recorded in 1965, the song was written by both Aznavour and French lyricist Jacques Plante. The meaning of “La Bohème” is “The Bohemian”. La Bohème is of the Chanson genre, which means it is a French lyrics-driven song. …

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In this post we’ll take a close look at the classic French song Les Feuilles Mortes (1945) by Yves Montand. This is the original French vergion of the popular jazz song Autumn Leaves. This post offers line-by-line explanations of the French lyrics’ vocabulary and grammar as well as an original English translation of the French …

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The song “La Mer” (meaning: the sea) is the most successful song of French singer Charles Trenet (1913 – 2001). Recorded in 1946 just after World War II, it is the most famous French songs of all time after Edith Piaf’s “La Vie en Rose”. The song appeared on Trenet’s album, “La Mer / Seul …

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“Les Champs Élysées” (pronounced le ʃɒ̃z eɪli zeɪ) is the greatest hit of French-American singer Joe Dassin (1938-1980). Released in 1969, the song and was a French adaption of Waterloo Road, a British song released the previous year by Jason Crest. The French version’s lyrics were written by Pierre Delanoë. Keep reading to discover the …

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The song, “C’est Si Bon” (pronounce ‘say see-bɔ̃) was written in 1947 Henri Betti and later made famous in 1948 by the legendary French singer, Yves Montand. The meaning of “C’est Si Bon” is “It’s So Good”. The song became one of the most famous French songs of all time with English versions sung by …

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David Issokson

David Issokson is a lifelong language learner and speaks over seven 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 lessons. When not teaching or writing his French Word of the Day lessons, David enjoys his time skiing, hiking and mountain biking in Victor, Idaho.

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