Ainsi Font, Font, Font (Comptines de France)

With this year's Summer series, let's all feel like kids again as we (re)discover classic French nursery rhymes. With our third installment, learn to dance and sing along with little puppets in the very famous nursery rhyme Ainsi font, font, font.

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

 

Q&A relating to this exercise 1 question, 3 answers

FrankC1Kwiziq community member

Translation of some expressions

I really did not understand some of this.  What does "Ainsi font, font, font" mean?  Also, the meaning of "La taille courbée" and "le front penché".  Finally, "s'en vont" confused me.  Are they going somewhere?  Help!

Asked 1 month ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Frank - do you know you can click on the French phrases and get all the translations ? This is a nursery rhyme about puppets - I wouldn't approach it expecting high literature or the story to flow normally, but the translations are all there.

FrankC1Kwiziq community member

Thanks, so much.  I did not realize that the translations were so readily available.  What an idiot I am!

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Nah, easy to miss until you know. Kids would just click or touch everything on screen!

Translation of some expressions

I really did not understand some of this.  What does "Ainsi font, font, font" mean?  Also, the meaning of "La taille courbée" and "le front penché".  Finally, "s'en vont" confused me.  Are they going somewhere?  Help!

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