French Proverbs to Know

Learn some proverbs in French

Learn some common sayings and proverbs in French, with audio recording by a native speaker

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French Proverbs

C'est en forgeant qu'on devient forgeron. Practice makes perfect.

Si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait. If the young knew, if the old could.

Tout comprendre, c'est tout pardonner. To understand is to forgive.

Vouloir, c'est pouvoir. Where there's a will, there's a way.

Un de perdu, dix de retrouvés. There's other fish in the sea.

L'habit ne fait pas le moine. Clothes doesn't make the man.

Expressions with Proper Names

A la tienne, Etienne ! Cheers!

Ça glisse, Alice ! It's slippery!

Tu parles, Charles ! You bet!

Tranquille, Emile ! Calm down!



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