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Archive for June, 2011

Fun with Funès Posted by on Jun 18, 2011

Yes, it’s true, dame nature (mother nature) may not have graced him with the charm of the famous French actors of his time, say, Alain Delon, or the looks of a Jean-Paul Belmondo, but what he did have, however, is un don unique (a unique gift) for la comédie ! The beginnings of Louis de Funès, as a young man…

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L’Homme Providentiel (The Providential Man) Posted by on Jun 18, 2011

“L’Homme Providentiel“, the “Providential Man”, the “Savior of the Masses”, is one of those “dynamite figures”, so to speak, that have for long jalonné (punctuated) the History of France: From Louis XIV, “le Roi Soleil” (The Sun King), to his Supreme Highness, le Grand Empreur Napoléon Bonaparte—To, finally, the much less sophisticated “parodical figureheads” of later pedigree… Much…

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Have you ever tasted Ratatouille? Posted by on Jun 16, 2011

Whether or not they enjoyed watching the eponymous Pixar computer-animated movie, many people find the taste of the French dish “Ratatouille” to be “very niiice“—A fact that turns out to make perfect sense, considering that the birthplace of the Ratatouille happens to be in the Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) city of NICE !  Sans transition (without…

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Drowning Deep Within “L’Encre de tes Yeux” Posted by on Jun 15, 2011

His name may ring a familiar bell to you. In today’s post, Francis Cabrel, the by-now iconic French singer, borrows une plume to pen a few poignant words that may very well leave some of you, faithful fans of The French Blog, quasi-speechless… Drawn from within l’encre des yeux (the ink of the eyes) of his beloved, his carefully-wrought…

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Become a French Pronouns Pro! Posted by on Jun 13, 2011

Whether it’s in French or in English, les pronoms (pronouns) belong to one of those classes grammaticales that many people seem to often have a hard time remembering what they are, or what they are supposed to stand for. Here in The French Blog, the goal is always to try -and, hopefully, succeed too- to give you the best astuces…

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Who’s the Best: Yves Montand Or Édith Piaf? Posted by on Jun 11, 2011

Today everyone is invited to vote, even though le départage, the “decide between” two towering giants of French song such as Yves Montand and Édith Piaf is by no means an easy task! Yves Montand’s “Sous le ciel de Paris” Édith Piaf’s “Sous le ciel de Paris” * “SOUS LE SOLEIL DE PARIS” (“Under the Paris Sky”)…

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The French Robot from EuroTrip Posted by on Jun 10, 2011

As the fin de semaine (end of the week) is already upon us, what could be better than something to remind you of a fun “French souvenir“, so to speak. If you watched (over and over, for some) the movie “EuroTrip“, the now “classic” American comedy that hit the theaters a few years ago, you cannot…

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