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Top 5 New French Dictionary Words of the Year Posted by on Jun 24, 2013

The 2013 Édition of the worldwide famous French dictionary Le Petit Robert surprised many this year with its handful -or make that a “mouthful”- of nouveaux mots (new words.) Today, we’ve selected -just for you- the Top Five of such words that officially made it into French language. Here is the Top 5 New French Dictionary…

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“Ze” French Accent—By Accident? Posted by on Jun 14, 2013

Imagine if you woke up one day, only to find yourself speaking “wiz a verry strrong French accent“? Assuming that you are not a native French speaker, or a person who lived long enough in a French-speaking country, that would seem just impossible? Well, pas vraiment (not really.) According to many neurologists, this condition, albeit…

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What Does “BOLOS” Mean in French Slang? Posted by on Jun 9, 2013

“Bolos“, sometimes spelled “boloss“, is a brand new word on the French Slang scene. It was virtually unknown just a decade ago! What does it mean? Everyone seems to agree that it designates a person who’s way too gullible. Call it in English a “boob“, a “patsy“, a “pigeon“, a “stooge“, etc. In short, it’s…

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La Famille D’Abord (Family First) Posted by on Jun 7, 2013

J’aime toute ma famille (I love all my family)! La petite (the small) as well as la grande (the extended.) Don’t you too? Do you also believe in the priority that says “la famille d’abord” (“family first”)? Today, we will “familiarize” ourselves, so to speak, with a set of French words and expressions related to…

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Summer Fun in Southwestern France! Posted by on Jun 5, 2013

If you go on a Summer vacation to the South West of France, you can choose between la mer (the sea), la forêt (the forest), la montagne (the mountain)—and you can also enjoy le sable (sand), lots of it! People there call this place “la dune du Pyla“, (“The Dune of Pyla“) What is le Pyla? It’s also…

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Shopping at Montmartre Posted by on Jun 1, 2013

Today, you are graciously invited to join une petite dame sympathique (a little friendly lady) to go on an exciting shopping spree. Where at? Montmartre, Paris’s most picturesque (and therefore “touristy”) neighborhood! Bonjour, today we’ll join Ines de la Fressange (could be her real name) for a little shopping at Montmartre, Paris’s most artistic neighborhood…

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