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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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Still Lost in French (Texto/SMS) Translation? Posted by on Jul 11, 2011

To some people in France or French-speaking countries, text messaging has morphed into something of une langue en elle-même (a language in itself)! To make sure you are au courant (aware) of this emerging “texto/SMS” lingua, I have compiled for you a few “must-know” abbreviations that you’d be sure to see in a French text message, or…

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French Rap: DÉSOLÉ (Sorry) Posted by on May 19, 2011

 They were tapped for la B.O. (no, not for “body odor”, silly French bashers). It’s for “bande originale“, meaning “O.S.”, i.e. the “original soundtrack”) of the movie “L’Agence tous risques” (“The A-Team“), and like that wasn’t enough”prestige” already, together with Daft Punk and David Guetta, were among the first French artists to hit the one million bar…

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Jacques Brel vs. Colonel Gaddafi: Zangra Meets Zenga Zenga Posted by on Mar 31, 2011

IF someone told you that Colonel Gaddafi‘s life-long vocation as a deeply confused dictateur (dictator) traced back its origin to the military career of a World War II fascist foot soldier, whose mission was to resume the century-old Italian occupation of la Lybie, you probably would wonder how that could be the case. But what if, in…

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The French Love Facebook Posted by on Mar 12, 2009

Yes, the Internet social network Facebook has become a craze all over the world.  But, the French absolutely LOVE it.  Back in October 2008, there were over 4.1 million active users.  It is so surprisingly popular that the company is planning to establish offices in Paris and the site was translated by users in just…

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