Rentrée de professeur

The start of a new school year is a big deal for students as well as teachers, as heard in this audio article. After listening, scroll down for the bilingual reader, where you can click any French phrase for the English translation and related grammar lessons.

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CarolB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

word meaning

What does "kiki" mean?  I understand it in context, but wonder if it has a life of its own.  Thanks.

Asked 2 weeks ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Carol,

I must admit that I had no idea where the well- used expression : 

‘C’est parti mon kiki !'

came from but after a bit or research I found this French page with some explanation -

https://www.expressio.fr/expressions/c-est-parti-mon-kiki

Hope you like it! 

CarolB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

The explanation to which you referred was interesting -- but not very illuminating.  I will just accept that "C'est parti mon kiki!" is an idiom for which there is no comprehensible (or rational) explanation!  I appreciate your investigation into it.  Thanks!

word meaning

What does "kiki" mean?  I understand it in context, but wonder if it has a life of its own.  Thanks.

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