Before the French revolution in 1789, around 80% of the French population lived off the land, on a diet based around bread and cereals.
The word ‘pompier’ comes from the verb ‘pomper’ (to pump), referring to the manual fire pumps that were originally used at fires.
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 – yet many of us can still sing along, word perfect, to all the old songs.
Coup has several meanings….. “hit,” “blow,” “strike” but combine it with another word and it can change completely.
Here are just a few..
Test Your French…Virelangue (tongue twister) (Repeat quickly 3 times) Une bien grosse grasse mère avec de bien beaux gros gras bras blancs
If you’re lucky, once you get to the airport, there isn’t really that much to say: hand over your boarding pass, glide through security (if you’re not wearing an underwired bra), and settle down with a large G&T to await take-off. However, 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.
C’’est Mardi matin, Prades rassemble bien
Le grand marché hebdomadaire
Sur la grande place, des stands face à face
Exposent leurs meilleures affaires
Test Your French…Virelangue (tongue twister) (Repeat quickly 3 times) Le grand bain du banc brun
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Virelangue (tongue twister)
Repeat quickly 3 times
C’est sûr que son chat sait chasser!
1. D pour Danger! Match up the words, all beginning with D, with their definitions. (Why not try to work them out first just from the definitions?) 1 dresser 2 désaltérer 3 douanier 4 doigt 5 disponible 6 doubler