French Vocabulary for Mother’s Day + French Poem Video


Bonjour – I’m Leyla, Camille and Olivier’s daughter. Every year, we learn a poem at school for Mother’s day (la fête des mères). This year, my parents took a video so we can share it with you. Enjoy!

Mother’s Day French Vocabulary

  • Maman = mom (you could possibly call your mom “mère” but it is quite distant and not very used nowadays)
  • une maman = a mom (informal)
  • une mère = a mother (more formal)
  • une fille = a girl, a daughter
  • une belle-mère = both mother-in-law and step-mother
  • bonne fête (des mères) Maman = happy (mother’s) day Mom
  • j’ai un cadeau pour toi = I have a present for you
  • un collier de nouilles / de pates = a pasta necklace
  • une poterie = a pottery
  • un dessin = a drawing
  • un projet manuel = arts and crafts project
  • une carte de voeux = a greeting card
  • un petit-déjeuner au lit = breakfast in bed (Leyla’s specialty :-)
  • je t’aime Maman = I love you Mom
  • Tu es la meilleure des mamans = you’re the best mom

Mother’s Day Poem in French

On this vidéo, I am 4 1/2, and we just moved back to France.

I love living close to my family, and love my new school and speaking French to my friends, but I still speak English at home with my parents, and I watch TV only in English, so I am a bilingual kid.

I hope you like my video, if so, press the facebook share button!


Transcript of the French Mother’s Day Poem

Ma main est une fleur
Mes doigts sont les cinq petals

Dis moi jolie petite fleur

Est-ce que ma maman

M’aime de tout son coeur?

Elle m’aime un peu, beaucoup,
Passionnément, à la folie,
Pas du tout.
Pas du tout ??
Vilaine petite fleur!
Je sais que ma maman
M’aime de tout son coeur !

Translation of the French Mother’s Day Poem

My hand is a flower
My fingers are the five petals
Tell me pretty flower
Does my Mom love me with all her heart ?
She loves me a little, a lot,
Passionately, madly,
Not at all.
Not at all ??
Naughty little flower!
I know my mom
Loves me with all her heart!

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