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Does Roast Beef mean “I’m ready to settle down?”

Backward Investors

Old Dream

Low-fat croissants

Parlez-vous Restaurantian ?

Calorie Count

To be or not to be… speaking French ?

Keep on asking and you will receive

It’s going south

License to speak

Tour de Food

Who wants to live in Whatever-sur-Mer ?

EXpress yourself

How’s your skin today?

The nose job

Mission impossible?


Charity work

Sleepless in Paris



Tacos fever

Bon voyage !

À la vôtre !

Blind date

Pastis anyone ?

No plan B


La muse et le coq

La victoire de Michelle

Act #18: Charity work

Since we love food-related expressions and there are plenty in French, let’s learn one today. The expression c'est pas de la tarte literally translates “it’s not pie.” It is equivalent to "it's not easy, it's tough, it's hard work." You might ask: why c'est pas rather than ce n'est pas? It's common for ne to be dropped in informal French. You could say ce n'est pas de la tarte, but the more informal your speech, the less likely you are to use ne.

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