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French speakers: is "c'est marteau" an expression? How could one translate it?

It's from Vanessa Paradis's new song:
Et moi quand j'aime, quand j'aime c'est marteau
Je fais toutes les erreurs
Je pleure, je fouille, sème la terreur


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It means that when she loves, she does in a crazy way.

http://www.expressio.fr/expressions/etre-marteau.php

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Hi, I wanna ask about "positions"

What do "lying on my back" and "lying on my belly" mean?

"lying on my back"--does it mean a position where your back is facing the subject you're lying on (for example, a bed) with your face facing the ceiling?

"lying on my belly"--is it the position where your belly is facing the subject you're lying on with your back facing upwards?

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Hi, I wanna ask about "positions"

What do "lying on my back" and "lying on my belly" mean?

"lying on my back"--does it mean a position where your back is facing the subject you're lying on (for example, a bed) with your face facing the ceiling?

"lying on my belly"--is it the position where your belly is facing the subject you're lying on with your back facing upwards?

Thanks!
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Is any native French speaker willing to read one of my essays (very short, one page and less than 350 words) to see if I need some corrections please? I know they are many Parisians on here!

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L'amour d'aimer c'est de s'aimer d'amour,
Donner son corps au plaisir nuits et jours,
Mais chaque fois c'est ta voix que j'entends
Et tu m'appelle Emmanuelle.


From the song Emmanuelle

Could anybody help me understand the first line?

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What does "dash and drizzle" mean, please?

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What does "dash and drizzle" mean, please?


Dash means to run quickly or do things quickly.
Drizzle means light rain.

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^ addit: but together it is nonsensical from an Australian's point of view. It may be slang from another English speaking country; song lyrics or an English Pub etc.Need to know the context. Hope that helps.

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L'amour d'aimer c'est de s'aimer d'amour,
Donner son corps au plaisir nuits et jours,
Mais chaque fois c'est ta voix que j'entends
Et tu m'appelle Emmanuelle.
From the song Emmanuelle
Could anybody help me understand the first line?
The love of loving is to love each other with love (yeah...)
Giving your body to the pleasures day and night
But everytime it is your voice that I hear
and you call me Emmanuelle

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The love of loving is to love each other with love (yeah...)


Hate having to go back to French this summer as mandatory credit. Just remembering passé composé makes me wanna die. I'll probably live in this thread.

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It's also hard to teach passé composé, trust me ! Students tend to forget to do agreement etc

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is there an adjective to describe "latecomer goes above than the others" kind of situation?

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