You might be surprised at the amount of words that spell exactly the same in French and English. How many? Try over 500.
Yep, that’s a lot of words that spell exactly or almost the same in both French and English, but here is the trick – many of those words don’t mean the same thing at all in French as they do in English.
Unfortunately, at times they are mixed up by English speakers who speaker or French speakers trying to speak the other language.
I’ve heard some of them make those mistakes at times, and when they did, it meant big confusion, or down right laughs on the part of the hearer.
Here are 40 of such trap words that could throw you off, so you’d better know their meaning, just in case you’d be tempted to use them in same context in French as you would in English. As you will see, some spell slightly differently and many spell exactly the same. [I want to read more...]
Some people say that French people are rude, which by the way, it’s more of a rumor than the real truth.
But let me ask you this! Have you ever asked yourself why you might have found yourself in situations that you might have provoked, unwillingly, because you didn’t know enough about the French culture?
Culture differences can sometimes rub a person the wrong way and make them react in a way that seems rude. So, in this post I wanted to tell you about a few things that will make just any French person you meet much nicer to you.
So, let’s start. [I want to read more...]
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I’m not going to lie to you, It’s a known fact that French restaurants are rather expensive. Not only here in the US, but in France as well. I guess that’s because of the “value tag” that has been put on French food.
Today I wanted to give you a list of French restaurants in 4 French cities. South, South West, East and North of France. If you like this type of information , over time I’ll cover more more restaurants in other areas of France.
Some of you may know that I’m From Lyon, which is nicknamed the “Capital of Gastronomy” so you can only imagine that Lyon has a lot of restaurants.
Let’s not forget that Lyon is also the city of origin to one of most famous Chefs in the world, Paul Bocuse who owns several restaurants there. So, let start with that dear city of mine.
In this post, you are going to discover 10 great French Restaurants that you may want to visit if you happen to pass by any of those areas on your next visit.
So, let’s start..
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In the process of making this blog ever more interesting, and more outreaching to the public, I decided to start blogging more about new worth and interesting topics that are both newer and market targeted.
Of course, I will still write the occasional more personal blog post here and there, but my goal is to reach a larger and new audience with more in depth specific topics such as this one.
Is the French wine market in danger?
The industry of the wine has changed greatly. More and more people all over the world do now drink red and white wine, if not on a daily basis like the French do, at least on a regular basis. [I want to read more...]
Have you ever flown to France, or maybe even elsewhere with Air France airline? If yes, I would love to hear your feedback once you’ve read this article.
I have personally flown with Air France a few times, and I have to say that among all the airlines out there, it’s one of the top ones.
No, I haven’t flown all the airlines of course, but a few big ones such as; Continental, TWA, American Airlines, Delta, and Air Inter (a French national airline company). [I want to read more...]
I was going to write a totally different post today announcing something new that I’m doing and that relates to the topic of this blog, but since this thing includes the creation of a new page, I decided to postpone it until next week or the one after.
So, instead, since this is still January 3rd and many people are still not quite out of the holiday daze yet, I thought I’d resume my best and most popular posts of 2013, and give a chance to those who haven’t yet to discover what this blog is about.
Before I do, though, I wanted to say that this year I will be striving to write even more interesting posts in the hope of making this blog a popular one in its niche.
By the way, if there are specific topics about France that you would love to know more about, let me know, and I’ll try to write about it.
So, without further ado, let’s see what I’ve wrote about in 2013 by topics. [I want to read more...]
Last week I wrote about the the customs of Christmas in France, and today, since this is 4 days before Christmas eve, I think that it only make sense to keep with my Christmas theme.
Christmas songs and carols are very popular here, but they are very popular in France too. So today I pick 10 of my favorite and most popular French Christmas songs and carols. In some of them you’ll recognize the tune, since you have their English version, and others are 100% French product.
According to Wikipedia the oldest Christmas carol dates from the XVI century, and it was called “Between the Ox and the Gray Donkey.” You can listen to it down below as a bonus. [I want to read more...]
Christmas time “Noël” in French, is a wonderful time of the year in France.
Christmas season in France actually starts on December 6 with Saint Nicolas’ day (in the North) until January 6 “la fete des Rois” which I’ve written a post about a year ago. So, Christmas season really last a whole month.
Besides summer vacations, this time used to be my next favorite time of the year.
Even though it’s the same holiday, celebrated on the same date as it is here in the US, there are few small differences between the way Christmas is celebrated here and Noël is celebrated France. In this post I wanted to tell you about little differences. [I want to read more...]
I know some of you might not like chocolate and some might not like walnuts, but the creativity of cooking means that you can take any basic recipe and replace it with the ingredients that you do like.
I made this cake yesterday for Thanksgiving dinner as I am not a pumpkin kind of person, but I just love chocolate cakes.
Here is the step by step recipe.
Ingredients for the Cake
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