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French Idioms Related to Waiting Posted by on Jun 29, 2012

Nobody likes to wait, right? At least for a very long time. So here are some idioms related to the concept of waiting, in French. Faire le pied de grue / faire le poireau – to hang around, to wait while standing. Il a fait le pied de grue pendant une heure devant le restaurant…

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Your First Name May Be in This French “Prénoms” Song! Posted by on Jun 26, 2012

Does your name have a French equivalent, like “Oliver/Olivier”, “Sylvia/Sylvie”, “Peter/Pierre”, “John/Jean”, etc.? After the The French RAP of the PARTICIPES PASSÉS ” (The French Rap of Past Participles”), here is the tongue-in-cheek French song “Le Rap des Prénoms“ (“The French Rap of the First Names”), the lyrics of which are exclusively translated into English here on…

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What do you like to do in your free time? Posted by on Jun 26, 2012

Let’s suppose that you and your friends are on vacation so you ask each other what you like to do in your free time. Here are some suggestions! Qu’est-ce que tu aimes faire pour t’amuser? [What do you like to do to have fun?] En géneral, qu’est-ce que tu aimes faire quand tu sors? [Usually…

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KEN: Le Survivant de l’Enfer (The French “Fist of the North Star”) Posted by on Jun 24, 2012

In the early 1990s, French teenagers did not exactly watch TV programs like “SpongeBob SquarePants” or “Hannah Montana”… The show you are about to discover today was then considered the ultimate dessin animé (cartoon) not to miss on French TV for the 12-year-old boys on Wednesday afternoons. And nevermind that the storyline featured some pretty violent…

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The French RAP of the Participes PASSÉS Posted by on Jun 23, 2012

A French teacher from Canada has devised a fun and fantastic way to teach French grammar to her young students: A French Rap song that describes the rules of thumb of the “PP“—meaning les Participes Passés (Past Participles)! Pour plus de détails (For more details), go to: ♦ LE RAP DES PARTICIPES PASSÉS (THE RAP…

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Advanced French vocabulary: crime and criminals Posted by on Jun 18, 2012

Salut, tout le monde! Comment ça va? Let’s check out today a list of very interesting words and expressions related to crime, in French. The Criminals – Les malfaiteurs le (la) pédophile – paedophile le cambrioleur – house-breaker le cambrioleur de banque – bank robber le complice – accomplice le meurtrier – murderer le narcotrafiquant…

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France 2 – Ukraine 0 – Allez les Bleus! Posted by on Jun 17, 2012

Despite the unbelievably heavy pluies (rains) that flooded the stadium at first, La France has put on a great show and won 2-0 against l’Ukraine, the co-host of the Euro 2012! We hope les Bleus will achieve another great performance in two days against la Suède. In the meantime, let’s resume our “Meet the French Squad” tour…

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