Learn French vocabulary with the French pop song RESTE (French Song Vocabulary, FSV #7), a half French/half English song collaboration between the hit French song artist MAÎTRE GIMS and English rock legend STING. With its slow melody and repetition, it’s great for learning new French vocabulary.
Watch the music video and see if you can fill in the Video Word Blanks below.
Video Word Blanks
(1)_____ la lune, la nuit (2)_____ dans ma (3)_____. Comme une (4)_____, elle met le feu sous la pluie. Elle a fait de moi la victime de mes insomnies. Et je me (5)_____, comment j’ai fait pour (6)_____ jusqu’ici. Et si (7)_____ je m’en vais
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) In which French subway system was the RESTE music video filmed in?
A1) The music video was filmed in the Lyon Metro (Subway). Lyon is the third largest city in France and about a 4 hour drive south of Paris. It has been the French capital of gastronomy for centuries and is where many famous chefs are located.
The video below shows everyday life in the Lyon Metro (Subway) system. The Lyon Metro is famous for its Line D driverless subway cars.
Q2: Maître GIMS is currently one of the most popular pop artists in France. What does he have in common with Gandhi, the famous Indian non-violence revolutionary?
A2) They both have the same first name. Maître GIMS was born in Zaire as Gandhi Bilel Djuna. He immigrated to France as a child and became the most played artist on French TV and radio in 2018. In the video below, during a TV interview, he talks about how surprised he is with his success, as an immigrant from Zaire to becoming a major French music star. (The interviewers speak clearly without mumbling so this video is great for listening practice.)