LE MOT DU JOUR

  • LA FRANCOPHONIE
    La Francophonie refers to the global community of people and countries using French as their native or second language or as the official language. People living in these countries are Francophones.
  • FAIRE LA GREVE
    To be on strike. For many French people it also implies marching and chanting through the streets of their cities.
  • LES TOITS DE PARIS
    Roofs of Paris
  • LA VILLE DES LUMIERES
    The city of lights
  • LA VINAIGRETTE
    A mixture or rather an emulsion of oil and vinegar often flavored with herbs, spices or other ingredients such as mustard, lemon juice, honey ...
  • LA POMME DE TERRE
    Literally translates into the "apple of the earth" and is simply a potato.

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09/08/2010

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une jolie fille

Felicitations! and welcome to the blogosphere. I agree the French language is alive and well. Looking forward to more "mots" on the subject

Dr Randall Ryder

Nicely done Dr. Hicks! I believe it is important that blogs such as this exist in an effort to better articulate the social and historical aspects of a language to the language learner. In a world where we have the technological tools to be instantaneously connected to one another, it is important to use tools such as this to gain a better understanding of what aspects of modern life we share, and what differentiates us across continents. I look forward to the discussions!

Patrick

Great webpage. I like all the links to various places where French is spoken. And the pictures of the Paris rooftops--were they taken from the same apartment, but different windows?

Keep blogging. Your page is fun, tres jolie!

Joanne

The picture of the rooftops is a view of Paris I have never seen. Indeed, I would have to agree it is beautiful! I would also admit that your narrative along with the photos helped me to feel that I was there with you. Nicely done!

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