Learn French vocabulary with the song MA PHILOSOPHIE (French Song Vocabulary, FSV #11), the hit single from AMEL BENT who gained fame from the show NOUVELLE STAR (the French version of American Idol). The song is slow and easy to follow along to. And the lyrics display many adjectives with a poetic rhythm to them.
Image from music video of “Ma Philosophie – Amel Bent”
Watch the music video and see if you can fill in the Video Word Blanks below.
Video Word Blanks
Je n’ai qu’une philosophie. Être acceptée comme je suis.
(1)_____ tout ce qu’on me dit. Je reste le (2)_____ levé.
Pour le (3)_____ comme le (4)_____.
Je suis métisse mais pas martyre.
J'(5)_____ le cœur (6)_____. Mais toujours le (2*)_____ levé.
For all the lyrics & cheat sheet, download the FREE CHEAT SHEET SET (includes word lists, word definitions and review word puzzles).
B) Word List
Learn some of the words from the song with the Word Map & Word Table below.
A WORD TABLE is a table where each word is listed with its dictionary-look-up word (the form of the word that it is listed under in the dictionary), definition, grammatical parts of speech and other notes about the word.
Notes: 1) Scroll horizontally, if all table columns are not visible. 2) LINK* This column shows the DICTIONARY-LOOK-UP word & a link to an online dictionary entry. 3) (* ) This is the translation of the conjugated verb.
Notes: 1) (* ) This is the translation of the conjugated verb.
2) Pink word boxes show the lyric vocabulary words.
3) Blue word boxes show Bonus words.
4) Dotted outline word boxes attached to other word boxes (verbs, nouns, adjectives) who the different forms of the words they are attached to
5) Bold font show dictionary-look-up words (The form of the word that it is listed under in the dictionary.)
6) Italics show feminine words.
Q1) TRIVIA TRUE or FALSE? The MA PHILOSOPHIE music video was filmed on “le Boulevard Jacqmain” in Paris, which is also where the European Union headquarters is located.
A1) False. The MA PHILOSOPHIE music video was filmed on “le Boulevard Jacqmain” which is not in Paris, but Brussels (the capital of Belgium). The boulevard is in the European Quarter of the city and is where the EUROPA building (the European Union headquarters) is located.