After a visit to the States, one of my Franco-American hybrid teenagers told me that the difference between American and French adolescents was that most French teens study philosophy in secondary school. That's a thoughtful point. And it jives with the "Ne me fais pas la morale!" retort maturing kids here will use here when pressed by their parents...
la morale: a set of absolute principles defining the criteria of right action in certain systems of ethics
un anniversaire: a birthday
un ado: slang for an adolescent
Ne me fais pas la morale: Don't give me a lesson in morals
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