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Est-ce que tu as déjà été amoureux? ❤️‍🔥

Est-ce que tu as déjà été amoureux? ❤️‍🔥

Have you ever been in love?

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What’s more French than love? We have the City of Love for crying out loud.

With love being so central to French identity, and French men and women being so easy to fall in love with (😉) … it’s best you knew how to talk about all things love!

Today’s dialogue will have you covered.
And I want to hear those juicy love stories in the comments you hear!

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Est-ce que tu as déjà été amoureux? 💕

Dialogue Audio 🎧


Dialogue du Jour

Evan : Salut Pauline, tu as déjà été amoureuse ? ✪ 

Pauline : Oh, salut Evan. Eh bien, oui, j'ai déjà eu le coup de foudre ✪. Toi ?

Evan : Ah vraiment ? Moi aussi, une fois. C'était une liaison ✪ intense. Je peux dire que j'étais fou d'amour ✪ pour elle.

Pauline : C'est tellement romantique ! Qu'est-ce qui t'a attiré chez elle ?

Evan : Elle était passionnée par les concerts de musique classique, tout comme ✪ moi. Chaque note de musique qu'elle appréciait semblait renforcer mon affection pour elle.

Pauline : C'est incroyable comment la musique peut unir les gens. Tu sors ✪ toujours avec elle ?

Evan : Non, malheureusement, ça n'a pas fonctionné. Mais ça m'a fait comprendre l'importance de partager des passions communes dans une relation.

Pauline : Je suis désolée d'entendre ça, Evan. Mais oui, partager des intérêts communs est une belle chose en amour.

Evan : Oui, exactement. Et toi, tu as déjà vécu un coup de foudre comme ça ?

Pauline : Bien sûr, je pense que tout le monde a eu ce sentiment au moins une fois. Et comme toi, je reste optimiste pour l'avenir.

𝔻𝕠𝕟'𝕥 𝕗𝕠𝕣𝕘𝕖𝕥 𝕥𝕠 ♡ 𝕝𝕚𝕜𝕖 𝕠𝕟 𝕊𝕦𝕓𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕔𝕜👇


être amoureuse = to be in love / have fallen in love

le coup de foudre = love at first sight. Younger french people use this in other contexts sometimes now eg. “le coup de foudre amical” is a thing.

une liaison = relation amoureuse = an affair. You have this word ‘liaison’ too in English no? These are always the easiest words to remember because there is already a connection somewhere in your brain!

être fou d'amour 🧩 = be madly in love / lovesick “Tu vois, obsédé, pathétique et fou d'amour” (You know, obsessed, pathetic and lovesick.)

tout comme = de la même façon que = just like. “Il est grand, tout comme ses parents.” (He’s tall just like his parents.)

“C’est tout comme” = c'est presque pareil = he/she might as well have / it’s close enough. Ex. “Il ne m'a pas insulté mais c'est tout comme !” ou “D'accord, la viande n'est pas cru mais c'est tout comme.” (Ok, the meat isn't raw but it might as well be)

sortir avec = date/go out with (someone)

*✨ = especially ‘Frenchie’ words/phrases you should try and use more
*🧩 = ‘canned’ expressions or phrases that are best learned as a whole, like puzzle-pieces.


E: Hi P, have you ever been in love?  

P: Oh, hi E. Well, yes, I've (actually) been in love at first sight. Have you?

E: Really? Me too, once. It was an intense affair. I could tell I was madly in love with her.

P: That's so romantic! What attracted you to her?

E: She was passionate about classical music concerts, just like me. Every note of music she enjoyed seemed to reinforce my affection for her.

P: It's amazing how music can bring people together. Are you still going out with her?

E: No, unfortunately it didn't work out. But it made me realise how important it is to share common passions in a relationship.

P: I'm sorry to hear that, E. But yes, sharing common interests is a beautiful thing in love.

E: Yes, exactly. Have you ever experienced love at first sight like that?

P: Of course, I think everyone has had that feeling at least once. And like you, I'm optimistic about the future.

Blushing In Love GIF - Blushing In Love Looking GIFs

Writing Prompt ✍️ Alors, est-ce que tu as déjà été amoureux?

All answers are welcome. One word.. or one sentence.
Write me your answer in the comments. I can’t wait to read them! 👇🏼

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Exercise 1 - Fill in the blank 💪

Quickly test your comprehension, accelerate your learning. 🚀

  1. J'ai eu ___ pour cette ville dès ma première visite.
    I fell in love with this city from my first visit.

  2. Il aime les films d'action, ___ moi.
    He loves action movies, just like me.

  3. Je suis très ___ par l'art contemporain.
    I am very attracted to contemporary art.

  4. Est-ce que tu veux ___ moi ce soir ?
    Do you want to go out with me tonight?

  5. Il est ___ pour elle depuis qu'ils se sont rencontrés.
    He's been madly in love with her since they met.

If you’re struggling the ✪ Notes section is always a good place to look. 😉 The answers are all in the dialogue or notes section.

[NO PEAKING] Answer Key: 1. le coup de foudre 2. tout comme 3. attiré 4. sortir avec 5. fou d'amour

Exercise 2 - Translate ⚡

If you can translate each of these sentences after the lesson then you’re making real progress. They can also me used as flashcards.

  1. J'ai vécu une expérience inoubliable lors de mon voyage en France.

  2. Il est facile d'être amoureuse lorsqu'on rencontre quelqu'un de spécial. 

  3. Leur relation était une liaison complexe et passionnée. 

  4. Ce n'est pas exactement la même chose, mais c'est tout comme. 

  5. Chacun doit essayer de voyager au moins une fois dans sa vie.

1. I lived an unforgettable experience during my trip to France.
2. It's easy to fall in love when you meet someone special.
3. Their relationship was a complex and passionate affair.
4. It's not exactly the same thing, but it's pretty much like it.
5. Everyone should try to travel at least once in their life.

👑 Comment of the week

C’est quoi ton métier de rêve ? Carl a répondu:

mon travail de rêve serait d'explorer les forêts à la recherche de plantes menacées avant de prendre des décisions d'utilisation des terres

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Repeat this at least x3. You will be surprised at how you can self-detect mistakes. It’s the best way not only to master colloquial speech, but accent and intonation as well.

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