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04 Feb 2013 Written by Mostafa Abedinifard
Jokes and puns in French are a fun way to train on your speaking abilitilies and pronunciation: memorize them by heart, and then tell them to your French speaking friends, or your classmates. It's a good way to start the day!
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04 Feb 2013 Written by Camille Chevalier-Karfis
This is such a common mistake, and it's soooo embarrassing. The verb "to kiss" is "embrasser". The NOUN "a kiss" is "un baiser". Don't use the noun as a verb...
02 Feb 2013 Written by Olivier Karfis
Crêpes (sort of French thin pancake) are a very common food in France and are not only easy to make but can be served any way you want. This allows the whole family to eat exactly the crêpes that they want…
La Chandeleur (on Feb 2nd), is a French tradition where most French households will eat crepes at dinner time. This tradition finds its origins in an old Roman ritual of harvest & fertility. The crêpe is round and golden, reminding us of the sun to come, whose warmth will make the harvest possible…
28 Jan 2013 Written by Christopher Measom
"A truly tragic street lamp"
"Mast of iron gymnasium apparatus, incomplete, confused and deformed"
"A carcass waiting to be fleshed out with freestone or brick, a funnel-shaped grill, a hole-riddled suppository"
15 Jan 2013 Written by Camille Chevalier-Karfis
In French, some verbs are followed by the prepositions "à" (je cherche à comprendre) or "de" (J'évite de comprendre), others by nothing (je veux comprendre). I looked all over the place for an explanation, some sort of rule or logic, but couldn't find anything, and couldn't figure it out myself (if you do know something, please don't hesitate to share it with all of us and post a comment, or contact me).