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
In these days of Email, Facebook and Instagram, many of us have relaxed our formal writing style – in many cases little TOO much.
Expression : Ménager la chèvre et le chou – to try and please everyone (S’arranger pour ne déplaire à aucun protagoniste)
Test your French and have a bit of a giggle at the same time!
A dictionary is such a useful tool. In this digital age, we have quick translation just one click away or why not treat yourself to a paper dictionary if you don’t already have one, and…
Using proverbs in your French conversation won’t necessarily make you sound like a native but they’re good to know and can be useful.
Here’s our roundup of accessible free entertainment during lockdown in France. You won’t have time to be bored!
Famous French poet Arthur Rimbaud wrote Le Dormeur du Val when he was just 16, possibly based on his very real experiences of travel across France during the Franco-Prussian War
Le coronavirus se transmet par l’air mais aussi par le contact, que ce soit avec une personne ou un objet. (se transmet – is transmitted….que se soit – whether it be)