Another silly joke with French English vocabulary at the end.
There are loads of different ways of improving your French. We all learn differently, and as we grow older, one of the greatest blocks to learning is memory. And yet many of us can still sing along to new songs – and remember the words!
Can you find the English equivalent of these ‘faux amis’?
Marc Anfossi , Parisien writer, wrote this poem when he came to Amélie-les-Bains to take the waters in January 1912.
There are two forms of the present tense in English – I play / I am playing. In French, there is only one. How well do you know how to use it?
The arrival of spring is a great motivation to get out the paint brush or saw….and get DIY-ing, but do you know what to ask for when you realise at the last minute that you are missing that ‘absolutely-can’t-finish-the-job-without’ screw, nail or spanner?
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.
In Spring 1905, Henri Matisse landed in Collioure, searching for light and a new style of painting. His unconventional use of colour provoked an outrage and sparked a new artistic movement: Fauvism.
Can you match these French idioms with their French definitions?
Test Your French with a French Joke. Un canard entre dans une épicerie et demande au patron: “Vous avez de la nourriture pour canards ?” Le patron répond «Nous n’en avons pas. Ici nous vendons de la nourriture pour les gens. »