Coming from the word ‘l’envers’, (the reverse), Verlan is a well-known form of French slang which involves reversing the syllables. Many words of verlan are used quite regularly in everyday French, and not just by the kids!
Willing to brush up your French? ALFMED offers year-round semester programmes in Perpignan!
‘Des bonbons ou une farce’ is one way to beg for sweeties on Hallo’eve, ‘friandises ou bêtises’ is another……but as there is no literal translation, just about anything goes
Before the French revolution in 1789, around 80% of the French population lived off the land, on a diet based around bread and cereals.
They disappear like ‘gateaux chauds’ 🙂 so if you still haven’t managed to bag yourself a copy of the latest P-O Life, you should be able to find one in the following places.
Améliorez votre anglais avec des exercises pratiques et/ou drôles
Test your French with a series of fun exercises including jokes, tongue twisters and vocab for an eclectic range of situations!
One of the world’s first real ‘department stores’ was ‘Au Bon Marché’ in Paris, designed by Gustav Eiffel.
Hands up if the vocabulary and acronyms associated with the French Education System leave you standing outside the classroom door! Your neighbour’s grandson ‘va redoubler’. What a clever girl his sister must be, going to college at just 11 years old. And what on earth is BAC + 3?
Test Your French. Good to see that the Gendarmerie des Pyrénées-Orientales have a sense of humour.