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The Funny Episode : French humor and everyday jokes Bonjour ! French people love “humor” so much, they make it look like “love”. Comedy takes many forms, including these common jokes and wordplay. Basic French – Learn French Online Course Description French is spoken by millions of people in many countries around the world and is a very popular second language to learn. ALISON's free online course is a series of engaging video lessons for beginners that introduces the learner to various aspects of the French language including basic French vocabulary and grammar. By studying this French course you will quickly pick up conversational French that will help you deal with everyday situations you may find yourself in when you visit a French speaking country. ALISON's online course will help you learn French online and will be of great interest to all learners who want to pick up basic French language skills. To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments.
The Amélie Project Le Fabuleux Destin de . . . my final project for my Color as Communications class. I’ll spare you the 10 page paper and 20-minute presentation on color in Le Fabuleux Destin de Amélie. The format is really designed more for a larger powerpoint style presentation, supplemented by verbal explanation, but you can click on the image to enlarge (and actually read the text). Essentially, this project was inspired by watching the Amélie Director’s Cut [disk 2] with interviews with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and cinematographer, Bruno Delbonnel. Merging Jeunet’s ideas and mine, I created the notebook you see below using screenshots from the film and images (bordered in white) that I’ve shot over the past few weeks. While color is everywhere in the film – costumes, sets, props, etc. – I chose to center on Paris itself.
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The real life models for Classic Pin-Up paintings A series of comparisons between the classic pinup girls and photos that have served as models for achieving them;) via Avoir l'esprit de l'escalier - French Idiom Usage notes: The French expression avoir l’esprit de l’escalier refers to an inability to think of a witty comeback (or any sort of intelligent response) until it’s too late to be of any use. Esprit means wit, and escalier, or staircase, symbolizes your departure from the gathering where the response was needed. But you can also use this expression while still at a party; for example, if you come up with a response only after the topic has changed and it’s too late for you to make your oh-so-brilliant comment without looking foolish. Par exemple… Lors de la réunion, Céleste m’a fait remarquer qu’il y avait plusieurs fautes d’orthographe dans mon dernier article.
Travel - Why the French don’t show excitement When I was 19 years old, after five years of back-and-forth trips that grew longer each time, I finally relocated officially from the United States to France. Already armed with a fairly good grasp of the language, I was convinced that I would soon assimilate into French culture. Of course, I was wrong. There’s nothing like cultural nuance to remind you who you are at your core: my Americanness became all the more perceptible the longer I remained in France, and perhaps no more so than the day a French teacher told me his theory on the key distinction between those from my native and adopted lands. “You Americans,” he said, “live in the faire [to do]. The avoir [to have].
The unsung museums of Paris Pass through La Pinacothèque during the weekday lunch hour, and you'll soon realise that if there's one thing that rivals a Parisian's obsession with food, it's art. Although French lunches can be famously long, many of the daytime visitors to La Pinacothèque had apparently sacrificed their midday meal in order to find a different type of satiation. This passion for art, and culture in general, is reflected in the vast number of museums in Paris. According to the municipality there are 204 of them, one of the highest such counts in the world. Everyone knows the Louvre, the Centre Pompidou and the Musée d'Orsay, but with some 200 others, you could come to Paris dozens of times and still see something new on each trip.
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10 Emotions That Can Only Be Explained in French Franz Lang / © Culture Trip Add travel ideas to a Plan and see them on a map Got it! French is a romantic language that seduces the heart like none other, so there’s no surprise it’s enriched with a wealth of words describing emotions that are tricky to articulate. Here are some of the most poignant examples.