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Archive for October, 2010

I Gotta Feeling… that the French are Making Fun of David ‘Duck’ Guetta! Posted by on Oct 15, 2010

It’s already la fin de semaine (the weekend), and you know what that means: Wherever you’ll be, you’ll most likely be bombarded by some really “catchy” David Guetta tunes, ragingly blasting on the radio, on TV, in a club, or if you’re real lucky, while you’re trying to do some shopping at the local mall, if not at the supermarket down the street. David Guetta (his official puppet from the…

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Learn How to Read the World News in French Posted by on Oct 13, 2010

Whether you have a daily or weekly home assignment from your cours de français to read French newspapers or watch TV news reports of France 24 and France 2, or simply wish to get une perspective plus large des événements mondiaux (a wider perspective of world events), to be able to fully understand their full content by…

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“Hey KEUM, Tu KIFFES l’argot ou KOI?” (an enKore of the ABC of French Slang) Posted by on Oct 11, 2010

Attachez vos ceintures tout le monde (buckle up everybody), c’est reparti pour le B.A.-BA de l’argot (here we go again for the ABC of French Slang), avec aujourd’hui la lettre “K”! “K Comme…” (“K as in…”) * KEUF: Even though ça a pris un léger coup de vieux (it aged a bit), this French slang word is still used for “cops”, who are…

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Le Bal Masqué Posted by on Oct 7, 2010

The fanciest party I’ve ever been to… …was not this one. This was my office holiday party last year. Couple of goons. La fête la plus élégante à laquelle j’ai jamais assisté (assister= to attend) était le Gala Sciences Po en 2008. Sciences Po is a university, or more properly une grande école, meaning a…

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After “INDIGÈNES”: French “Oh-la-la” about “HORS-LA-LOI” Posted by on Oct 5, 2010

You’ve already seen him in “Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain.” You may have also seen him in “Indigènes” (“Days of Glory” in English), by French Algerian movie director Rachid Bouchareb. His name is Djamel Debbouze, and he’s now back in the sequel to “Indigènes“, directed by the same Bouchareb. The movie is called “Hors-la-Loi” in French, and…

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