A "poisson d'avril" is a joke made on April 1st. In France, children try to stick a fish picture on their friends' back. When the joke is discovered, they shout "poisson d'avril !"
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Le premier mars , nous sommes allées mon étudiante Jessica et moi-même à la Bataille de Fleurs qui se passe durant le Carnaval de Nice . La fête se déroule sur la fameuse « Promenade des Anglais » et par chance nous avons eu un temps splendide , cela sentait bon le printemps grâce aussi aux fleurs fraîchement coupées des compositions florales .
Learning numbers in another language is not a very easy thing. The main problem is that most student "calculate" their French numbers: they think "twenty" and "five" to make "twenty five". But that is not how a native would think. A native is so accustomed to numbers that "twenty five" is one piece of information.
This weekend, we had some American students (visiting France) over for lunch. We wanted to do something simple, yet typically French, that we could eat fast since we wanted to take them to visit our region in the afternoon. Therefore we opted for "de la charcuterie", some cold cuts. Here is a pretty traditional mix, and the way to eat it with respect to French table manners.