k&k learn french 116 -
jouer la comédie
"Jouer la comédie" (to put on an act) is really the perfect idiom to employ when you're telling a 9 year old to stop acting like eating his brussel sprouts is the worst kind of torture. Hear all about it in show 116.
To play the comedy
To put on an act
To be faking something
To fake it
To do one's party piece
Faire du cinéma
Faire la comédie
Faire son numéro
Et t'as entendu? Il paraît que Katia s'est fait mordre par un dinosaure dans son jardin. Ouais, enfin bon, tu sais Katia, elle joue un peu la comédie, hein, quand même.
Oh did you hear? Katia got bitten by a dinosaur in her garden. Well, hmm, you know Katia, she really does put on an act sometimes.
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