Penny for our thoughts

Don’t say “Yes” to everything!

Different ways to say yes in French…Here we go with the wee again!

Light up someone’s face, draw smiles from a crowd, and get appreciated for your efforts…with these simple nuances. Let’s play a little with the art of saying a heartfelt “Yes” in French. Yes, I do! For the ultimate yes in English...

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Voyage into the world of French Wines!

Best wine regions of France – Terroir de French Wines

For a country that produces all kinds of wines, France has 7 regions that mark their own territory when it comes to wine! Wines are classified based on these places and these places make for appellations or label. Let the players...

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Oh baguette, my French love!

One of the better known icons of French food, “bread”.

  Children grow up with being responsible for buying the family bread while the elderly get a breath of fresh air outside their homes by visiting the bakery. Every meal is adorned with more than one variety of bread...

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French survival phrases

“To have another language is to possess a second soul.” said Charlemagne.

Well, surprise surprise (or no surprises there for the ones who know)… “wee” is “Oui” which is for “yes in French” and “mercy” is actually “merci” and they are just thanking you in French. French phrases could sometimes throw you...

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ABC’s of picking a good bottle for a wine newbie

Speed date with wine – The swirl, the sniff and the sip…

You think back to all the times you have seen people sipping on wines in movies, holding it up across the light, swirling it around and speaking in wine lingo and you end up thinking wine is a complicated elixir! Don’t be...

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Party like the French?…14th of July it is!

“Vive le 14 juillet!” or Long live the 14th of July

  Storming of a prison, sparking of the French Revolution…July 14th is celebrated as Fête Nationale “Bastille Day” all over France and by Francophiles all over the world. Stepping back… Built as a medieval fortress on the...

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The great French love affair with la vie Américaine

Why do many French people live in the US?

The number of French people residing in America is increasing and the reasons of the move are worth musing over. We’ll look at some reasons for the Gallic flocking on the American lands. The first baby steps… A religious movement...

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Funny French caricatures

Line drawings about the French as perceived by the rest of the world. Maybe…maybe not!

    It is said that, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. So we’ll let them do most of the talking here. Fair warning though…these are stereotypical and musings of the common mind. Don’t let them offend the Frenchie...

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French etiquette – Day to day do’s and don’ts

The guidelines to avoid a faux pas in the French society.

  “La poiltesse” reigns social behavior amongst French as does formality. The way you act, talk, dress, eat… everything is more formal as compared to American standards. The following tips are handy to avoid being stamped...

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