Le Père Noël est enrhumé

French listening practice with side-by-side translation

Listen to Le Père Noël est enrhumé, a cute French Christmas carol with no equivalent in English (as far as I know). Below the video, you’ll find the lyrics and literal translation.

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

Le Père Noël est enrhumé : ParolesSanta Claus has a cold: Lyrics
Le père Noël est enrhumé
Préparons-lui du thé sucré.
Le Père Noël est enrhumé
Je crois qu’il va éternuer !
Translation

Santa Claus has a cold
Let’s make him some tea with sugar.
Santa Claus has a cold
I think he’s going to sneeze!

Atchoum ! Atchoum !
Pauvre Père Noël !
Atchoum! Atchoum !
Il va se soigner.
Translation

Achoo! Achoo!
Poor Santa Claus!
Achoo! Achoo!
He’s going to get better.

Le Père Noël est enroué
Il a bu tout le thé sucré.
Le Père Noël est enroué
Je crois qu’il va bientôt tousser !
Translation

Santa Claus is hoarse
He drank all the sugary tea.
Santa Claus is hoarse
I think he’s going to cough soon!

Huhum ! Huhum !
Pauvre Père Noël !
Huhum ! Huhum !
Il va se soigner.
Translation

Ahem! Ahem!
Poor Santa Claus!
Ahem! Ahem!
He’s going to get better.

Le Père Noël est endormi
Il sortira après minuit.
Le Père Noël est endormi
Il est tout au fond de son lit.
Translation

Santa Claus is asleep
He will go out after midnight.
Santa Claus is asleep
He is at the very bottom of his bed.

Chchut ! Chchut !
Dors Papa Noël !
Chchut ! Chchut !
Là-haut dans le ciel.
Translation

Shh! Shh!
Sleep Santa Claus!
Shh! Shh!
Up there in the sky

Video courtesy of Anne Dubosq. Translation by LKL

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