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La bise 101

Most people know or have heard of “la bise” as a French form of greeting. But what is “la bise” exactly and most importantly, how does it work? If you are one of the many people left discombobulated by the mysterious Gallic custom, read ahead! First things first, who on earth came up with suchContinue reading “La bise 101”

Ted-Ed: on the difficulty in translating “you”!

When asked about difficult words to translate, “you” would most certainly not top your list! However… As you will hear in this excellent video from Krystian Aparta, translating the simple pronoun “YOU” is not always as easy as it sounds!! It’s actually often impossible to accurately translate “you” without knowing more about the situation whereContinue reading “Ted-Ed: on the difficulty in translating “you”!”

Discover Paristique!

If you are planning a trip to Paris or just want to learn more about the City of Lights’ history, head to the very cool website called Paristique! Paristique is an interactive online map where each dot represents an urban element: a street, a square, a boulevard or a parvis (6,840 places in total). If youContinue reading “Discover Paristique!”

Don’t miss the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2017!

The biggest  festival of French films outside of France! Now in its 28th year, the AF (Alliance Française) French Film Festival is the biggest film festival in Australia but also the biggest festival of French films outside of France. Last year, the AF offered 2,450 sessions nation-wide with  a programme comprising 48 movies! This festival isContinue reading “Don’t miss the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2017!”

The deliciously and politically incorrect french-bashing Mr Taylor

Let me introduce you to Paul Taylor. Paul is English. He grew up in France, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. He now lives in Paris and quit a job at Apple in order to perform stand-up comedy in both English and French. He created, wrote and starred his own show on Canal+ called “What theContinue reading “The deliciously and politically incorrect french-bashing Mr Taylor”

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