Did you know that grève also means sandbank or pebbly beach and actually comes from Place de Grève, a flat and sandy area on the banks of the River Seine in Paris (now Place de l’Hôtel de Ville)?
Test your French with an extract from a classic, autumnal poem by Jacques Prévert
Del Boy Trotter, wheeler, dealer, charmer….and linguist!!! ???? We take a look back at his own special brand of the French language!
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. And yet many of us can still sing along to new songs – and remember the words!
Can you find the English equivalent of these ‘faux amis’?
French poem about the River Tech, with useful vocabulary
Un médecin est convoqué devant le conseil de discipline de l’hôpital de Perpignan pour avoir insulté une infirmière.
At the end of WW2I, the BBC used the opening lines of this poem to signal the start of D-Day operations.
Whether new to the region, or long time residents, there are several international organisations in the P-O providing links between nationalities. They help people to settle in, reply to questions and problems, and offer new skills and interests within a social, supportive environment.
Un type rentre dans un bar…..