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Happy Saint-Valentin Weekend all you love birds out there! This French Friday I thought we would slow things down over here at Maple + Maca...

FRENCH FRIDAY 11

February 13, 2015

Happy Saint-Valentin Weekend all you love birds out there!
This French Friday I thought we would slow things down over here at Maple + Macaron, you know dim the lights a little, stare into each other's eyes and get all sentimental. 


Since I guess I am considered a love bird because I am married and all, I thought I would share all the romantic things I will be saying to James while we hold hands in a candle lit room, listening to Serge Gainsbourg, and feeding each other something with chocolate in it. You know, typical Valentine's Day stuff.

Sorry to all you single ladies and gentlemen, I don't have you covered this week, but if you are looking to score this weekend (winky face!) then this post here will help you with all of that and more. 


So to begin today's lesson I want you to grab the one you love, and take this time just for the two of you and repeat after me...

Tu es l'amour de ma vie. = You are the love of my life.
(Doesn't that just roll off the tongue so nicely. I am saving this phrase when I am on my death bed and James is looking down at me, waiting for that inevitable moment to come. This way he will know it's true because we will have spent our lives together, and I want to go out with a romantic bang!)

Je n'aime que toi. = I love only you.
Ma vie a commencé quand je t'ai recontré. = My life began when I met you. 
Je ne peux pas vivre sans toi. = I could not live without you.

(These phrases are really showing your loved one that your life began with them, but would suddenly end without them. It's all very Romeo & Juliet if you'd ask me, and I love it!)

Tu es l'homme de mes rêves. = You are the man of my dreams.
Tu es la femme des mes rêves. = You are the woman of my dreams.
Embrasse-moi! = Kiss me!
(Now to seal the love deal, enjoy some French kissing, remember you have to use your tongue a lot! I mean a lot!)

I think with these phrases your Valentine's Day will be legendary! You will have won so many points by woo'ing your partner in French and if any evening ends in a makeout session with French kissing, you can't go wrong. Don't worry, you can thank me all on Monday.

But wait! What if this weekend you are not feeling all sentimental, and you are actually planning on ending your relationship with your partner. Well you have come to the right place, I too will keep you suave and romantic even if you are breaking up with someone with these French phrases.

Ma vie s'est terminée quand je t'ai recontré. = My life ended when I met you.
(Ah so harsh, but so true! You definitely want to be as honest as can be when breaking up, so this will really show them how you feel.)

Je ne t'aime pas! = I do not love you!
(This one is a bit dramatic, but you are breaking up with someone on Valentine's Day so it's obvious you are a naturally a dramatic person.)

C'est terminé! Je te quitte! = It's over! I'm leaving you!
(The cherry on top of the breakup sundae! The final phrase to end it all. Et voila! You are single again, but the weekend isn't over, you can find a new partner with this lesson here.)

There you have it! I have covered all of the bases for a memorable Valentine's Day weekend full of love and it looks like a bit of hate. I hope whatever route you choose this weekend you have the best time doing it. Bon Saint-Valentin my little love students! xoxo

P.S. In case you need even more French love phrases, here you go!

(image: Robert Doisneau)

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