Fun French Facts

31 12, 2015

Happy New Year

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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

Toys

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

Romance

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

Meuh!

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) [...]

30 11, 2015

Pain d’épices

By | November 30th, 2015|Categories: Fun French Facts|0 Comments

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 literally means “bread of spices.” You can use the word on its own as a noun, or as a flavor. Here’s an example: Les enfants vont construire une maison en pain d’épices. [...]

24 11, 2015

Learn French While You Cook

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

Why Learn French Vocabulary Through Cooking? There are specific words that are primarily used for cooking Like in English, a set of words applies to cooking and not much else. Often, a single action is described by different verbs depending on whether or not the situation involves cooking. For example, étaler means to spread out something generally, [...]

16 11, 2015

Why Love Paris

By | November 16th, 2015|Categories: Fun French Facts|0 Comments

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 buildings, its tree-lined boulevards and open-air feeling when seeing it in person. 2. The many public gardens and [...]