Tag Archives: phrases
Just a short post this week, for reasons that will become apparent later. Before we moved here, in my ignorance I had always assumed that French was a pretty homogeneous language and that the vocabulary of Lille must also be … Continue reading
Since the world is going to end on December 21st this year, I had better get blogging. You hadn’t heard? But I told you back in January. The only place that will escape the cataclysm is Bugarach in the Pyrénées … Continue reading
There are hundreds, possibly thousands, of French colloquial phrases. I wrote about a few of the more common ones a while back. I read in the Figaro Magazine last weekend that a new book had been published about those that … Continue reading
See also my post More Colloquial French Phrases. For my other posts about the French language, please click on ‘Language’ under Topics in the right-hand sidebar. French, like all languages, has its colloquial phrases. The pure French that we learnt … Continue reading
We are all hard-wired for superstition and irrationalism, whether we like it or not. Some people resist better than others, but these things run deep.
April 2010 was the sunniest in 12 years in SW France, says A writer’s lot in France. Continue reading
Translating literally from English to French is always dangerous. Many French words change their meaning depending on how they are used or which verbs they are used with. Also, hundreds of English and French words look similar but mean different … Continue reading