Ils ont changé ma chanson, originally by Melanie but sung here in French by Dalida
Useful Vocabulary Les vagues – waves La houle – swell Une marée basse/haute – low/high tide Les moutons – white horses Le littoral – coastline Les algues – seaweed Une bouée – rubber ring Un seau — bucket Une pelle — shovel Un râteau — rake Un coup de soleil – sunburn…..
The word ‘pompier’ comes from the verb ‘pomper’ (to pump), referring to the manual fire pumps that were originally used at fires.
This French version of Abba’s ‘The Winner Takes it All’ was brought out by Mireille Mathieu in 1981, in collaboration with ABBA themselves, who both produced it and sang in the backing group.
A selection of poems paying homage to our sacred Mountain, Mount Canigou
After the northern part of Catalonia was ceded to the French in 1659, Catalan was initially still used for official documents to avoid stirring up resentment.
Test your French and Catalan language skills.
Have a go at our latest quiz to find out just how much you know about the Pyrénées-Orientales.
French poem about the River Tech, with useful vocabulary
If you’re lucky, once you get to the airport, there isn’t really that much to say: but sometimes it doesn’t all run quite so smoothly, particularly in winter, and its useful to have a bit of local lingo to find out what’s going on.