Happy New Year

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...

Toys

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 /...

Gustave Eiffel

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...

Romance

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...

La Bûche de Noël

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...

Meuh!

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...

Pain d’épices

Pain d’épices (m.) is French for “gingerbread.” Notice that the actual word for “ginger” is nowhere to be found in pain d’épices. The word...

Why Love Paris

Paris is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Here are some reasons to love it:

1. The architecture. One can only appreciate the beauty of the stylized facades of its old...