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Le jour le plus froid au monde (The Coldest Day in the World) Posted by on Feb 3, 2014

Today’s post tells l’histoire (the story) of Little Jack, a boy born in l’Écosse (Scotland) on what is said to have been le jour le plus froid du monde (the coldest day in the world), nearly a century and a half ago. On that fateful day, baby Little Jack had his cœur gelé (heart frozen.) A mysterious midwife, called Docteur Madeleine, carefully replaced his heart with…

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“Madeleine”, by Jacques Brel Posted by on Mar 28, 2011

Madeleine: As in “Pleurer comme une Madeleine” (Literally “to cry like a Madeleine”, meaning “to cry one’s eyes out”) * * * Jacques Brel sings “Madeleine” * * * Ce soir j’attends Madeleine Tonight I wait for Madeleine J’ai apporté du lilas I brought lilac J’en apporte toutes les semaines I bring some every week Madeleine…

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French Slang Expressions with the Letter C Posted by on May 20, 2010

We pick up our alphabet of French slang with the letter C! * * * C comme… (C, as in…) * Charier: Charier quelqu’un means to tease or to make fun of someone. Example: “Tu me charies, chérie?” (Are you kidding me, Darling?”) Obviously, “chérie” and “charies” here are phonetically closer in French than English.) * Chaud: Literally…

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