Online Test Banks
Score higher
See Online Test Banks
Learning anything is easy
Browse Online Courses
Mobile Apps
Learning on the go
Explore Mobile Apps
Dummies Store
Shop for books and more
Start Shopping

Common Idiomatic Faire Expressions

Part of the French All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Many common French expressions use the verb faire (to make/do), whereas their English translation is another verb, often to be or to go. Here are some faire expressions you should know:

  • faire des achats (to go shopping)

  • faire du basket/foot (to play basketball/soccer)

  • faire beau/mauvais (to be nice/bad [weather])

  • faire la bise (to give a kiss on each cheek as a greeting)

  • faire chaud/froid (to be hot/cold [weather])

  • faire la cuisine (to do the cooking)

  • faire . . . jour/nuit (to be daytime/nighttime)

  • faire mal à (to hurt [someone])

  • faire le ménage (to do the housekeeping)

  • faire peur à (to scare/frighten [someone])

  • faire une promenade (to go for a walk)

  • faire du vélo/de la moto (to ride a bike/motorcycle)

  • faire un voyage (to go on a trip)

blog comments powered by Disqus

French All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet


Inside Sweepstakes

Win $500. Easy.