1. tunensavaisrien:


© kdeviercy

    tunensavaisrien:

    © kdeviercy

    (via bonjourfrench)

    2 months ago  /  26 notes  /  Source: tunensavaisrien

  2. jdickerson:

Exhausted croissant #bandname / on Instagram http://ift.tt/1oB3fsT

    jdickerson:

    Exhausted croissant #bandname / on Instagram http://ift.tt/1oB3fsT

    2 months ago  /  2 notes  /  Source: jdickerson

  3. HOUSEHOLD DUTIES AND CHORES

    bonjourfrench:

    faire le ménage - to do the housework

    faire les tâches ménagères/les travaux ménagers - to do the chores

    préparer un repas / le petit-déjeuner / le déjeuner / le dîner - to prepare a meal / breakfast / lunch / dinner

    faire la cuisine - to do the cooking

    faire les courses - to do the grocery shopping

    faire la lessive - to do the washing

    faire le repassage - to do the ironing

    faire la vaisselle - to do the dishes/the washing up

    faire la poussière - to do the dusting

    tondre la pelouse/le gazon - to mow the lawn

    ranger - to tidy up

    épousseter - to dust

    essuyer (la table) - to wipe (the table)

    faire du jardinage - to do the gardening

    débarrasser la table - to clear the table

    mettre la table - to set the table

    laver la voiture - to wash the car

    ranger sa chambre - to tidy one’s room

    étendre le linge - hang the washing

    passer l’aspirateur - to do the vacuum cleaning

    nettoyer la salle de bains - to clean the bathroom

    sortir la poubelle - to take out the rubbish

    laver les fenêtres/les vitres - to wash the windows

    balayer - to sweep

    éponger le sol - to mop the floor

    charger le lave-vaisselle - to load the dishwasher

    donner un coup de torchon - to have a quick dust-round/give things the once-over

    faire un grand nettoyage (de printemps) - to do the spring-cleaning

    promener le chien - to walk the dog

    2 months ago  /  104 notes  /  Source: bonjourfrench

  4. lefrancaisetvous:


Figure majeure de la littérature du XXe siècle, Marguerite Duras cultiva dans son œuvre romanesque et théâtrale une esthétique du mystère.

    lefrancaisetvous:

    Figure majeure de la littérature du XXe siècle, Marguerite Duras cultiva dans son œuvre romanesque et théâtrale une esthétique du mystère.

    (via bonjourfrench)

    2 months ago  /  84 notes  /  Source: lefrancaisetvous

  5. troye:

3. As French people talk to you in French you can’t understand, nod your head sagely and murmur repeatedly, “Ah, ouais.” (“Oh, I see.”) Pronounce it way, not wee. Ouais is the French equivalent of yeah — it’s cooler and more informal. Add a few d’accord, d’accord, je vois for good measure. (“Okay, okay, I see, I get it.”) (via How Much French Do You Need to Speak to Live in Paris? As Much As ScarJo? - The Cut)

    troye:

    3. As French people talk to you in French you can’t understand, nod your head sagely and murmur repeatedly, “Ah, ouais.” (“Oh, I see.”) Pronounce it way, not wee. Ouais is the French equivalent of yeah — it’s cooler and more informal. Add a few d’accord, d’accord, je vois for good measure. (“Okay, okay, I see, I get it.”) (via How Much French Do You Need to Speak to Live in Paris? As Much As ScarJo? - The Cut)

    2 months ago  /  81 notes  /  Source: New York Magazine

  6. photo

    photo

    photo

    photo

    photo

    2 months ago  /  509 notes  /  Source: speutschlish

  7. photo

    photo

    photo

    photo

    photo

    photo

    photo

    2 months ago  /  1,009 notes  /  Source: 50watts.com

  8. awesomefrench:

American vs French shows, the final fight.

    awesomefrench:

    American vs French shows, the final fight.

    (via ronniepnw)

    3 months ago  /  347 notes  /  Source: awesomefrench

  9. The most distinctive feature of French intonation is the continuation pattern. While many languages, such as English and Spanish, place stress on a particular syllable of each word, and while many speakers of languages such as English may accompany this stress with a rising intonation, French has neither stress nor distinctive intonation on a given syllable. Instead, on the final syllable of every “rhythm group” except the last one in a sentence, there is placed a rising pitch. For example[26]:p.35 (note that as before the pitch change arrows ↘ and ↗ apply to the syllable immediately following the arrow): Hier ↗soir, il m’a off↗ert une ciga↘rette. (The English equivalent would be “Last eve↗ning, he offered ↗me a cigar↘ette.”)
    Le lendemain ma↗tin, après avoir changé le pansement du ma↗lade, l’infir↗mier est ren↗tré chez ↘lui.
    Intonation (linguistics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    3 months ago  /  39 notes  /  Source: Wikipedia

  10. Be quiet! Many Americans are recognized for being louder than is customary in other parts of the world. Large arm and hand movements and boisterous behavior should be avoided until you know how the locals act. Adults in many non-American cultures use lower voices in public places. Either way, you’re always better off being a little more reserved and quiet, at least for starters, than blasting onto a foreign scene with your vitality and making the wrong impression. (via 3 Ways to Avoid Looking Like an American Tourist - wikiHow)

    Be quiet! Many Americans are recognized for being louder than is customary in other parts of the world. Large arm and hand movements and boisterous behavior should be avoided until you know how the locals act. Adults in many non-American cultures use lower voices in public places. Either way, you’re always better off being a little more reserved and quiet, at least for starters, than blasting onto a foreign scene with your vitality and making the wrong impression. (via 3 Ways to Avoid Looking Like an American Tourist - wikiHow)

    3 months ago  /  5 notes  /  Source: wikihow.com

  11. France is not exempt. Indeed, France is the only European country since World War II where Jewish schoolchildren were murdered because they were Jews
    Anti-Semitism in France - NYTimes.com (via troye)

    (via troye)

    3 months ago  /  231 notes  /  Source: The New York Times

  12. nevver:

La Mouche

    nevver:

    La Mouche

    4 months ago  /  814 notes  /  Source: nevver

  13. (via french-problems)

    4 months ago  /  1,091 notes  /  Source: french-problems

  14. Contrary to English or German usage, it is considered impolite to address someone as monsieur X when talking to that person: a mere monsieur should be used, monsieur X being reserved for talking about M. X to another person.
    French name - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    5 months ago  /  38 notes  /  Source: Wikipedia