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.
Heading for the beach or the ski slopes? Out on the town? Holidays ahead? Here are a few cheesy pick up lines to try out on unsuspecting victims high on sea, snow and sunshine…but don’t blame me if you get a slap!!
We all know how to say ‘la table’ and ‘la chaise’ – they’re some of the first words we learnt at school – but there are plenty of other furniture words that we don’t learn.…
Many a Bac (equivalent of A-Levels) student has quivered at the sight of Victor Hugo’s name on the test paper… how will you fare with this 19th century poem?
YOU MIGHT SAY……
Bonne Année !Bonne année et bonne santé….. Je te/vous souhaite une joyeuse année Tous nos (mes) voeux pour la nouvelle année Bonne et Heureuse Année Joyeuses fêtes ! Meilleurs vœux ! Que tous tes/vos voeux se réalisent en 2017
If the language barrier leaves you looking more like Olive Oyl than Oliva Newton John when you visit the hairdressers, pop eye, I mean pop in to see Samantha, English speaking hairdresser.
UPDATED WITH MORE VOCABULARY The French media is full of the coronavirus, and staying informed is crucial to us all. The following vocabulary has been taken from media reports, and government information. We do hope it’s of use. Stay strong, stay, safe, stay well et bon courage.
The Brits may have a bit of a boozy reputation but did you know that the French have a long tradition of rowdy toasts with body parts?
Useful vocabulary to help you through the festive period
…………. card – une carte de Noël
…………. day – le jour de Noël
…………. dinner – le Réveillon
…………. tree – le sapin