Writing a formal letter of complaint or long winded explanation is difficult enough in your own language, but finding the words in French, (or any foreign language) can be a nightmare, even for a competent French speaker.
Willing to brush up your French? ALFMED offers year-round semester programmes in Perpignan!
Test your French with a series of fun exercises including jokes, tongue twisters and vocab for an eclectic range of situations!
Améliorez votre anglais avec des exercises pratiques et/ou drôles
Test Your French: Et Dieu créa Adam et Eve. A short story with French/English vocabulary at the end to help you to improve your French.
Test your French with this funny story about parsnip pie.
The Easter Omelette, or ‘Omelette Pascale’ is more than just a recipe in Catalonia – it’s a whole tradition!
According to legend, Napoleon Bonaparte was travelling across southern France with his army, when he first tasted an omelette prepared for him at an inn near Bessières.
A few more of those familiar words and expressions, which are not quite rude, but probably best to avoid in polite company to be on the safe side!!
According to the WHO (World Health Organization, not the rock band!), France has the best healthcare system in the world and more people visit the doctor here than in any other country – and of course, doctors write prescriptions.
mon amour – my love
mon bébé – babe
ma belle – gorgeous
ma biche – my doe
mon canard – my duck
ma chérie/mon chéri – my dear /darling
mon chou – my sweetie-pie
mon coeur – my heart
mon lapin – my rabbit
ma moitié – my other half
mon poulet – my chicken
mon trésor – my treasure
mon poussin – my little chick
ma puce – my little flea