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French Film: ‘La Môme’

21 December 2017

La Môme (which takes the title La Vie en rose in English), is a 2007 biopic directed by Olivier Dahan, which retraces the life of famous French singer Edith Piaf. The eponymous protagonist is played by Marion Cotillard, who won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance, making her only the third French woman ever to have been awarded this… Read More

Il Neige Sur Liege

18 December 2017

Jacques Brel, born in 1929, was a multitalented artist, working as a poet, composer, actor and director in his lifetime. However, he is best known for his work as a singer; his meditative and melancholic songs were, and still are, highly popular in the French speaking world, meaning that his albums have sold 25 million copies worldwide. Read More

Intraduisible #19

18 December 2017

Don’t you think that the adjective frileux, with its harsh ‘f’ and tremulous ‘r’, evokes the exact feeling of a shiver, and then captures it on paper? This word is, aptly, used to describe a person who is very sensitive to, or afraid of the cold. Read More

January Events

18 December 2017

Throughout the whole of Sunday 7th January, in Paris, you will be able to take a step back in time with the ‘Traversée de Paris’, the occasion on which vintage car owners from all around Paris have the opportunity to make a tour of the city in their vehicles. If you fancy going on a little Sunday walk… Read More

‘Il y a longtemps que je t’aime’

18 December 2017

Directed by Philippe Claudel, the 2008 drama Il y a longtemps que je t’aime (I’ve loved you so long in English), is a poignant and thought provoking story about the power of love, between parents and children, between sisters and between friends. Read More

La Galette des Rois

18 December 2017

The Galette des rois (‘king cake’) is a dessert that is traditionally served in French households on 6th January, or Epiphany. It is a central part of Christmas cuisine in France, but the ingredients and appearance of this pudding vary greatly across the different regions of the country… Read More

Metro-Expo-Resto #13

18 December 2017

Break out of the mould of “métro, boulot, dodo” (a French expression that, translated literally, means “Métro, work, sleep”) and get ready for “Métro, expo, resto”, as Babylangues introduces you to a new way of exploring the Paris Métro system… Read More

La Raclette

18 December 2017

Raclette, a dish native to Switzerland but very popular in France, is the perfect dish to enjoy on cold nights, when you feel in need of a warming meal. The name comes from the French verb racler, (‘to scrape’), which refers to the action of scraping the melted cheese onto the plates. In France, the dish is often served with… Read More

Toolkit: Le Nouvel An

18 December 2017

About to spend your first New Year’s Eve ('le Nouvel An' or 'Saint-Sylvestre') in France and unsure as to how to make the most of the festivities? In this Babylangues Toolkit, we have come up with some ideas that you may find useful if you are hoping to immerse yourself in a truly French way of celebrating the New Year. Read More

Blagues Carambar #4 – French Joke

14 December 2017

The Carambar is a quintessentially French sweet. This chewy caramel candy has almost become a national image of France. In 1961 Carambar began to include jokes so that each sweet came with a riddle inside. These have now become particularly famous for their poor quality. The French have even created the expression ‘les blagues Carambar’ to refer to a bad… Read More

French Book: Therese Raquin by Emile Zola

8 December 2017

Emile Zola’s 1867 novel Thérèse Raquin, is, at the same time as being a scandalous tale of adultery and murder, an attempt to produce a piece of literary Naturalism, which simply observes the characteristics of a group of characters, maintaining authorial and narratorial objectivity throughout. Read More

Blagues Carambar #1 – French Joke

5 December 2017

The Carambar is a quintessentially French sweet. This chewy caramel candy has almost become a national image of France. In 1961 Carambar began to include jokes so that each sweet came with a riddle inside. These have now become particularly famous for their poor quality. The French have even created the expression ‘les blagues Carambar’ to refer to a bad… Read More

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