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"Être comme un poisson dans l'eau"

 Literally: to be like a fish in water.

A fish which is swimming in clear water seems to be comfortable in its natural environment.

So, when someone is completely comfortable in a field or a situation, we can say that he's "like a fish in water" (comme un poisson dans l'eau).

Example: Jean is an excellent actor, as soon as he is on a film set, he's like a fish in water.

Equivalent in English: to be like a duck to water.

Paradis perdus

April 10, 2018

This week, we invite you to listen to Christine and the Queens, and the song "Paradis perdus" from her first album Chaleur humaine released in June 2014.   About Christine and the Queens Héloïse Letissier, known by her stage name Christine and the Queens, is a French singer, songwriter and...

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Music

Plan for the French language and multilingualism

April 12, 2018

My Idea for the French Language (Mon idée pour le français) Announced by the President of the French Republic during his New Year greetings to the diplomatic corps, the opening of the digital platform monideepourlefrançais.fr in January 26, 2018, has already been the subject of a previous...

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La pluie

April 18, 2018

This week, we invite you to listen to Orelsan and the song "La pluie" (featuring the Belgian singer Stromae) from his album La fête est finie released in October 2017.   About Orelsan Aurélien Cotentin, better known by his stage name Orelsan, is a French rapper, songwriter, producer and...

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Music

How to follow the French Institute of Estonia on social media

February 23, 2018

Do you follow us on social media? Here's a short recap of all the different ways to be up to date with our activity. Facebook where? facebook.com/if.estonie what for? News about French language classes and events by the Institute, useful info about France, and contests to win presents from our...

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Discover francophone literature in a digital library

March 8, 2018

TV5Monde launches its virtual library. With more than 500 French-language classics available for free, this platform allows you to browse the works of Victor Hugo, Marivaux or Lamartine, and many more!   Enjoy a nice aestheticism and an easy-to-use web page: the book search system is convenient...

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Discover the treasures of the Estonian National Museum in French!

January 22, 2018

On January 17, the French translation of the permanent collection of the Estonian National Museum (Eesti Rahva Muuseum), located in Tartu, was inaugurated. The director of the museum, Mr Tõnis Lukas, the French ambassador to Estonia Ms Claudia Delmas-Scherer and the director of the French...

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Free francophone movies on line with TV5Monde

March 2, 2018

On the occasion of the Semaine de la langue française and la francophonie (17th-25th March, 2018), TV5MONDE, the world’s French-language cultural channel and historical partner of the event, will celebrate the richness and diversity of the French language through special and free film...

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