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Archive for August, 2011

Meet the Craziest French Prankster On the Planet Posted by on Aug 25, 2011

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you must have seen or heard of the hilariously crazy phénomène called “RÉMI GAILLARD”… If not, then my friends, il est grand temps (it’s high time) for you to discover him!

Who’s the Best – Brel or Bowie? Posted by on Aug 24, 2011

Maybe this will sound like somewhat of a rhetorical question to some of you, but laquelle des deux versions préférez-vous (which one of the two versions do you prefer): The Jacques Brel or the David Bowie version? Of course, Jacques Brel is far from being un étranger (a stranger) to The French Blog! (See for example the still “hot topic”…

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J’aime ma famille (I Love My Family) Posted by on Aug 20, 2011

Today, get ready to “familiarize” (yes, “familiarize”) yourself with a lot of “famille“-related French vocabulary! Un or une ancêtre: Ancestor. You can also say aïeul (forebear.) La mère (the mother), or more informally “la maman.” Le père (the father), or the informal “le papa.” Le grand-père (the grandfather), who can be called informally “papi”  La grand-mère (the grandmmother), also informally can be “mami.” (Like in “Mami…

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Filet Mignon from the French Coast of Normandy Posted by on Aug 20, 2011

 If you are among the countless fans of fine French cuisine whose péché mignon (little weakness) happens to be a filet mignon, then don’t look anywhere else, because this delicious recette (recipe) hailing from the French coasts of la Normandie (Normandy) is just for you! Pour 4 personnes (for 4 people): 800 gof filet mignon of veau (veal) cut…

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Kowabunga, mes amis! Posted by on Aug 16, 2011

Now, who need to “refrench” their minds about the names of “Les Tortues Ninja“, aka “The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles“? D’abord (first), Leonardo, named after Léonard de Vinci, a master of the Katana saber, and leader of the four Renaissance-inspired mutants; Michelangelo, named after Michel-Ange, whose arme favorite (favorite weapon) is the nunchaku; Raphael, named after Raffaello Sanzio, whose weapon of choice is the…

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Traveling this Summer? French Conjugaison Wishes You a *Bon Voyage*! Posted by on Aug 15, 2011

Whether you’re packing your bagages (luggage) to spend your vacances d’été (Summer holidays) in France or somewhere else, The French Blog tips you on how to conjugate the French verb VOYAGER (to Travel), and, by the same token, wishes you a BON VOYAGE !  The nominal form of the verb voyager is voyage—as in the famous chanson “Voyage, voyage“!  French CONJUGAISON…

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Madame Édith Piaf and “Notre-Dame de Paris” Posted by on Aug 10, 2011

Madame Édith Piaf chante (sings)… * “NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS“:   Dans le Paris de Notre-Dame In the Paris of Notre-Dame De Notre-Dame de Paris, Of Notre-Dame de Paris Y a un clochard qu’en a plein le dos There’s a bum who’s fed up De porter Notre-Dame sur son dos Of carrying Notre-Dame on his back   Il se prend pour Quasimodo He thinks he’s…

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