Je suis malade - Serge Lama

"Je suis malade - Serge Lama" has been shared to the blog from the French reading practice section of the learning library where you can find a large selection of interactive texts to help you with your reading skills.

When French singer Serge Lama released his heartbreaking song “Je suis malade” in 1973, little did he know that it would become one of France’s most iconic love songs of the 20th century. Made an amazing success by the incomparable Dalida, this lovesick anthem has since been covered by many singers around the world. So sing your lungs out to Je suis malade with our bilingual transcript below.

After listening to the song, scroll down for the transcript in our bilingual reader, where you can click any French phrase for the English translation and related grammar lessons.


And here’s a bonus with Dalida’s version:

Click any word in the text to see its translation and related grammar lessons.

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Aurélie Drouard

Aurélie is our resident French Expert. She has created most of the wonderful content you see on the site and is usually the person answering your tricky help questions. She comes from a small village near Chartres in Central France, country of cereal fields and not much else. She left (in a hurry) to study English at the world-famous Sorbonne in Paris, before leaving France in 2007 to experience the “London lifestyle” - and never looked back! She's worked as a professional French teacher, translator and linguist in the UK since.  She loves to share her love of languages and is a self-professed cinema and literature geek!