Tag Archives: French songs

Le Paradis blanc (White Paradise)

Posted on 21. Nov, 2013 by in Music, People, Vocabulary

When it comes to traveling, the expression of paradis terrestre (earthly paradise) evokes for most people a warm, exotic, and quite far destination on the planet. Think along the lines of Hawai, the Caribbeans, or even Bora Bora in French Polynesia! Not everyone would agree on that, however. For the late French singer Michel Berger, for example, a […]

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Are You Sometimes “Fainéant” (Lazy)?

Posted on 29. Oct, 2013 by in People, Vocabulary

Bonjour there! Tell me, how was waking up for you this morning? Rather facile (easy), difficile (difficult), or complètement pénible (completely rough)? Whether you are the type of person who springs up from bed at the first beep of your réveil  (alarm clock), or on the contrary one who has to be forcibly dragged away from under l’oréiller (the pillow), […]

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Stromae’s “Papaoutai” (Read: “Where Are You, Dad?”)

Posted on 19. Oct, 2013 by in Music, News, People, Vocabulary

A very good friend of mine just told me that he enjoyed a lot listening to this French song by Stromae. Its titre (title)? “Papaoutai” What? You’re not sure if it sounds French? Well, true, it at least sounds like une onomatopée (an onomatopoeia), like a French frog (a real one, please) that would go “coac coac” (Americans […]

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