Le Café - Oldelaf et Monsieur D

"Le Café - Oldelaf et Monsieur D" 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.

French singer-songwriter Oldelaf is known for his hilarious songs about the little things of everyday life. Le Café follows the day of an avid coffee drinker, with unexpected consequences… Full of French argot (slang) and a pace accelerating exponentially, this song is a great challenge to any French learner. Plus, the animated video clip alone is worth the watch!
So, will you be up to singing along to Oldelaf’s Le Café ?

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.
WARNING: some strong language

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!