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Vive la musique

Aimez-vous la musique ?

Many say that la musique est le poumon de notre société (music is the lung of our society). And we think we really need art and beautiful, inspiring music to breathe better, every single day. In fact, we could say our school has a special link to la musique. Some of our teachers love playing instruments, we have had amazing singers and musicians learning French with us, and our founder Isabelle Nicolas is a talented opera singer. You can enjoy some of her performances here: https://www.youtube.com/user/IsabelleNicolas

In this blog post, we dive into the world of music and of course, we cannot forget about La Fête de la Musique de Genève. To our delight, the festival will be celebrated this year, and we will be able to enjoy 3 days of concerts across the city. Bien sûr!

If you are around this week, don’t miss it! Here are the most important details you must know:

Dates: 24-25-26 juin 2022

More info: https://www.ville-ge.ch/fetedelamusique/

And here you have a list of useful French words and expressions that will be music to your ears!

  • La musique (music)
  • La note (note)
  • La chanson (song)
  • Le rythme (rythme)
  • La voix (voice)
  • Le concert (concert)
  • Les paroles (lyrics)
  • Le orchestre (orchestra)
  • Le public (audience)
  • Les spectateurs (spectators) 
  • La foule (crowd)
  • La scène (stage)
  • Le groupe (band)
  • Le chanteur, la chanteuse (singer)
  • Le musicien, la musicienne (musician)
  • Chanter (to sing)
  • Chanter faux (to sing off key)
  • Fredonner (to hum)
  • Écouter de la musique (to listen to music)
  • Jouer d’un instrument (to play an instrument)
  • Danser (to dance)
  • Applaudir (to applaud/clap)

Encore! 

Use this to request that a musician or band play more.

Alternatively, you can also use une autre (another).

We are all waiting for La Fête de la Musique de Genève with bells on. It will be different, but it will still be fantastique... we hope to see you there! 

Vive la musique !

Sonia - Prêt à Parler team

Sonia

Foreign languages have always been an important part of Sonia’s life. After getting her degree in Arts and Graphic Design and a Master’s Degree in Education, she moved from her country, Spain, to England where she has been living for the last ten years. She has worked in international schools and companies, and in 2013 she founded her own language school.

This journey has left her with countless life lessons that she feels privileged to have learned first hand. She truly believes that learning a language can change you in ways you probably don’t imagine, and she tries to transmit this message across Prêt à Parler social media by creating powerful images and meaningful content.

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