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Archive for September, 2012

French Vocabulary: Shopping at the Supermarket Posted by on Sep 19, 2012

If you ever go to France one day, either for a visit, or to move in for work or studying, one of the things you will have to do on your own is buying food, from le supermarché (supermarket) or the local épicerie (food store.) The first useful sentence you probably should learn is “excusez-moi” (“excuse me”)…

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Le Pyla: Europe’s Tallest Sand Dune—Is in South of France! Posted by on Sep 18, 2012

If someone ever quizzes you about the location of the tallest dune de sable (sand dune) in Europe, thanks to today’s French Blog post you will know it: It’s in the South of France, not too far from the city of Bordeaux! * * * Well, sure, you won’t feel like you’ve somehow been teletransported…

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Vanité Vs. Humanité (Vanity Vs. Humanity) Posted by on Sep 17, 2012

According to Le Larousse, the most famous French dictionary: → vanité / féminin 1. [orgueil] vanity, pride, conceit.  2. [futilité] pointlessness, futility. Today’s post is in honored memory of the late Laurent Meynier, author of “Réflexions photographiques” (“photographic reflections”) After “Sous ton aile” (“Under your Wing”), Eiffel makes a comeback to The French Blog with “Tes vanités” (“Your Vanities“) (If your Youtube access is restricted in…

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Autour du Monde (Around the World) Posted by on Sep 14, 2012

When a catchy French song meets a hilarious video coming straight from the wild imagination of “Ze craziest Frenchman on ze planet“—Then what happens? Well, voici le résultat (here is the result)! “Le Troubadour” by French group “HK & Les Saltimbanks”, who are probably not too upset with Rémi for “borrowing” their song to be featured on his video…

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The French Cowboy Posted by on Sep 12, 2012

Come on, mes amis, wear your chapeaux (hats), bring along your Smith & Wessons, jump on the selles (saddles) of your chevaux (horses), and let’s all go for une petite balade (a small ride) with French Rap pioneer Mc Solaar… Our destination? We’re off to le Nouveau Western (“The New Western”) MC SOLAAR – “Le Nouveau Western“ (“The New Western”) Le vent souffle en Arizona The wind whirls…

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French Expressions Used in English Posted by on Sep 11, 2012

It’s a fact, English words and expressions are increasingly present in other languages. In France, people often say “weekend”, instead of “fin de semaine“, “mail” instead of “courriel“, etc. But the other way is also true: A lot of French words, idioms, and expressions have since a long time found their way into the language of Shakespeare…

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Il Ne Craint Personne (He Fears No One) Posted by on Sep 8, 2012

Do you wish to know a fictional character who left a distinctive mark upon an entire generation of French boys -and probably legions of girls too- now aged between 25 and 40? Well, look no further mes amis: There is a consensus that “Nicky Larson” (or “City Hunter” in the original Japanese) is one of…

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