“Intraduisibles”

INTRADUISIBLE #16

Publié le 4 July 2016

The French noun piston, often found in the expression (se faire) pistonner, is an informal way of describing the preferential treatment received by an individual … Read More

Intraduisible #15

Publié le 31 May 2016

LES « INTRADUISIBLES » Too French for translation… #15 GOURMANDISE The French have a specific term to capture this love of good food: gourmandise. Read More

Intraduisible #14

Publié le 2 May 2016

#14 CARTONNER The French verb cartonner and faire un carton have several meanings, but in the last few decades they have evolved to encompass a … Read More

Intraduisible #13

Publié le 22 April 2016

LES « INTRADUISIBLES » Too French for translation… #13 L’ESPRIT D’ESCALIER English is yet to create any counterpart for this useful French term. Read More

Intraduisible #12

Publié le 18 April 2016

INTRADUISIBLE #12 "Sortable" Too French for translation... "Sortable" is an adjective used exclusively in its negative form "pas sortable" to illustrate numerous different shortfalls in … Read More

Fute-fute INTRADUISIBLE #9

Publié le 25 March 2016

LES « INTRADUISIBLES » Too French for translation… #9 FUTE-FUTE This informal turn of phrase is found almost exclusively in the expression, ‘il/elle n’est pas … Read More

INTRADUISIBLE #8

Publié le 18 March 2016

LES "INTRADUISIBLES" Too French for translation INTRADUISIBLE #8 AUBERGE ESPAGNOLE … Read More

Intraduisibles #5

Publié le 12 February 2016

LES « INTRADUISIBLES » Too French for translation… #5 DÉBROUILLARD A positive adjective of great versatility in the French language. Read More

Intraduisibles #4

Publié le 3 February 2016

LES « INTRADUISIBLES » Too French for translation… #4 RETROUVAILLES For this noun captures the irrepressible joy experienced when you meet someone again after being … Read More

INTRADUISIBLES #2

Publié le 7 October 2015

#2 FLÂNER Perhaps the most Parisian of all French words, flâner originates from the Old Norse ‘flana’, meaning, ‘to get into something heedlessly’. Read More

INTRADUISIBLE #1

Publié le 30 September 2015

LES "INTRADUISIBLES". Too French for translation... #1 Dépaysement Learn French with Babylangues. Read More