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Learn French basics with Hélène - Hélène Rollès

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Hélène Rollès is a French actress and singer well known in the TV Serie Hélène et les garçons. She interpreted in 1993 the song "Je m'appelle Hélène". Even if this is several decades old, I found this French song very nice and interesting to listen with easy vocabulary. For French learners, it is a great way to 

  • learn lots of vocabulary

  • practise your present tense

  • get familiar to the use of negative sentences with the construction “personne ne”.

And for beginners, they will learn basic French expressions like

  • my name is (je m'appelle),

  • I am (je suis),

  • I would like (je voudrais),

  • and the use of quand and lorsque.

Here  is the video taken from youtube. Watch it and sing it along while following the lyrics that you will find just below.

Lyrics of

Lyrics of Hélène in French with the English translation

Hélène
Je m'appelle Hélène
Je suis une fille
Comme les autres


Translation

Helen,
My name is Helen,
I'm a girl
Like all the others



Hélène
J'ai mes joies mes peines
Elles font ma vie
Comme la vôtre


Translation

Helen,
I have my joys, my sorrows,
They make my life
Like yours


 

Je voudrais trouver l'amour

Simplement trouver l'amour

Translation

I would like to find love

Simply find love

Hélène
Je m'appelle Hélène
Je suis une fille
Comme les autres

 

Translation

Helen,
My name is Helen,
I'm a girl
Like all the others


Hélène
Si mes nuits sont pleines
De rêves, de poèmes
Je n'ai rien d'autre

Je voudrais trouver l'amour

Simplement trouver l'amour

Translation

Helen,
If my nights are full
Of dreams, poems,
I have nothing else
I would like to find love
Simply to find love



Et même
Si j'ai ma photo
Dans tous les journaux
Chaque semaine


Translation

And even
If I have my photo
In all the newspapers
Every week,



Personne
Ne m'attend le soir
Quand je rentre tard
Personne ne fait battre mon cœur
Lorsque s'éteignent les projecteurs


Translation

No one
Is waiting for me in the evening
When I come home late
No one makes my heart race
When the projectors lights turn off



Hélène
Je m'appelle Hélène
Je suis une fille comme les autres

Je voudrais trouver l'amour

Simplement trouver l'amour

Translation

Helen,
My name is Helen,
I'm a girl
Like all the others

I would like to find love

Simply find love



Et même
Quand à la télé
Vous me regardez
Sourire et chanter


Translation

And even
When on the TV
You watch me
Smiling and singing




 


Personne
Ne m'attend le soir
Quand je rentre tard


Translation

No one
Is waiting for me in the evening
When I come home late,



Personne ne fait battre mon cœur
Lorsque s'éteignent les projecteurs


Translation

No one makes my heart race
When the projectors lights turn off


Hélène
Je m'appelle Hélène
Je suis une fille
Comme les autres


Translation

Helen,
My name is Helen,
I'm a girl
Like all the others


Hélène
Et toutes mes peines
Trouveront l'oubli
Un jour ou l'autre


Translation

Helen,
And all my sorrows
Will be forgotten
One day or another



Quand je trouverai l'amour
Quand je trouverai l'amour

Quand je trouverai l'amour

Quand je trouverai l'amour

Translation

When I will find love
When I will find love

When I will find love

When I will find love