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19 01, 2016

Top 10 Books on French Food

By | January 19th, 2016|Categories: Fun French Facts|0 Comments

This mix of fact and fiction will teach you everything you could ever want to know about French cuisine: what it is, when it began, who helped it along the way, why it's so good, how to make it, and where to find the best of the best. 1-Feeding Frenzy, by Stuart Stevens Subtitled "Across [...]

11 01, 2016


By | January 11th, 2016|Categories: Fun French Facts|0 Comments

Learning French is one thing, but French on the internet - in chatrooms, forums, text messaging (SMS), and email can seem like a completely different language. Fortunately, help is at hand. Here are some common French abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols to help you communicate via text: bjr / SLT= bonjour / salut (hello) d'ac / dak = [...]

6 01, 2016

La Galette des Rois (King’s Cake)

By | January 6th, 2016|Categories: Fun French Facts|0 Comments

The French have a bit of a reputation for mistreating their royalty, but fortunately these days, it is more about cutting up cakes than carving up kings. Look around the patisseries and supermarkets in France at the beginning of January, and you can’t miss the special ‘gateaux’ prepared for the Fête des Rois. This French [...]

31 12, 2015

Happy New Year

By | December 31st, 2015|Categories: Fun French Facts|0 Comments

Bonne et heureuse année 2016. Que la santé, la joie et la prosperité soient avec vous et que vos souhaits se réalisent! Have a good and happy New Year 2016. May health, joy and prosperity be with you and that your wishes come true!  

24 12, 2015


By | December 24th, 2015|Categories: Fun French Facts|0 Comments

It's that time of year when children look forward to receiving new toys to play with. Here are some ways of saying the different types of toys (les jouets) in French: ball / le ballon car / la voiture doll / la poupée dollhouse / la maison de poupée stuffed animal / la peluche teddy bear / le nounours [...]

17 12, 2015

The Carrots are Cooked

By | December 17th, 2015|Categories: Fun French Facts|0 Comments

“Ah, la vache!” translates to “Oh, my cow!” Every language has its own weirdness and funny little nuances that give it a unique charm. French, is no different. The following list of phrases and idioms can not only give you a good laugh, but will help you hone your French as well: 1-Avoir le cafard-The [...]

15 12, 2015

Gustave Eiffel

By | December 15th, 2015|Categories: Fun French Facts|0 Comments

The man behind the creation of the Eiffel Tower: Gustave Eiffel (born Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel) was born on December 15, 1832 in Dijon, France. He was a successful engineer working on many projects around France but is most known for the Eiffel Tower (la Tour Eiffel in French). He also helped design the Statue of Liberty. [...]

9 12, 2015


By | December 9th, 2015|Categories: Fun French Facts|0 Comments

French is a Romance language, but what does that mean? Romance languages are based on Latin, which was the language of the Roman Empire. Romance languages share a good proportion of basic vocabulary and have some similar grammatical forms. The name Romance suggests the ultimate connection of these languages with Rome: the English word is derived from [...]

6 12, 2015

La Bûche de Noël

By | December 6th, 2015|Categories: Fun French Facts|0 Comments

A traditional French dessert served after the main Christmas dinner is the Bûche de Noël. The Bûche de Noël (Yule log cake in English) is an elaborate creation consisting of a rolled, filled sponge cake, frosted with chocolate buttercream to look like tree bark and festooned with meringue mushrooms, marzipan holly sprigs, spun sugar cobwebs [...]

3 12, 2015


By | December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Fun French Facts|0 Comments

Have you ever wondered how French animals speak? In English we know that a cat goes "meow", a dog goes "woof!" and a cow goes "moo." Onomatopoeia is a word that represents the sound that something makes. Here is a list of how the language of certain animals is described in French: Le chat (cat) [...]