C’est l’Halloween

French listening practice with side-by-side translation

French listening comprehension Listening comprehension: See the links at the bottom for lessons related to the phrases in italics.

C’est l’Halloween It’s Halloween
Les sorcières sortent le soir,
Les fantômes aussi.
Le ciel est tout noir,
les nuages sont gris.
Est-ce que tu as peur des méchants esprits ?
Ô monsieur, oui, oui, oui, oui !

Witches come out at night,
So do ghosts.
The sky is all black,
The clouds are grey.
Are you afraid of evil spirits?
Oh, sir, yes, yes, yes, yes!


Refrain :

C’est l’Halloween, c’est l’Halloween, hé !
C’est l’Halloween, c’est l’Halloween.



It’s Halloween, it’s Halloween, hey!
It’s Halloween, it’s Halloween.

Pendant l’Halloween
tu peux être ce que tu veux.
Un tigre féroce,
ou un serpent bleu.
Il se fait tard, rentres-tu à la maison ?
Ô madame, non, non, non, non !



On Halloween,
You can be what you want.
A ferocious tiger,
or a blue snake.
It’s getting late, are you going home?
Oh, ma’am, no, no, no, no!



La lune, elle est pleine,
le hibou, il crie.
De toutes les branches
pendent des chauves-souris.
Est-ce que tu as peur de cette nuit ?
Ô madame, oui, oui, oui, oui !

Refrain …


The moon is full,
the owl hoots.
From every branch
hang bats.
Are you afraid of this night?
Oh, ma’am, yes, yes, yes, yes!

Chorus …

Video courtesy of Sylvia Duckworth.
Song by Matt Maxwell.
Translation by LKL

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