Why do so many bathroom/toiletry product labels have (usually poor) French translations (in US markets)? No other household products have these translations - just bathroom stuff.
posted by dmd
on Aug 4, 2012 -
Does anyone have experience jobhunting as an Anglophone in Montreal? Where should I be looking for English jobs, should I just forget finding one and learn French ASAP, and is this going to be as big a problem as I fear? Et aussi une grand plaque de fèves. [more inside]
posted by snorkmaiden
on Aug 3, 2012 -
Can someone guide me to a small, handleless, tapered rolling pin that is truly meant to be used and is from a trust worthy place? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants
on Jul 28, 2012 -
Where can I buy three black berets and gauloises cigarettes tomorrow or Saturday in Washington, D.C. (or on-line so they get here SUPER fast)? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl
on Jul 12, 2012 -
French language nerd wanted! Help a nerd spell her French-language text tattoo correctly, please. [more inside]
posted by Jennifer S.
on Jul 5, 2012 -
So I have a chance to interpret for a bunch of French chefs who are coming to my city. The catch: I have zero knowledge of the hotel industry. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna
on Jul 5, 2012 -
I was taught French through to Grade 10; however, have been far removed from it since then. I am too shy to try to converse in French with others; but would like to build the confidence to be able to. What are some good strategies for relearning a language and becoming more confident conversing in it at the same time?
posted by jamincan
on Jun 18, 2012 -
I'm relearning French and I would like a really good workbook/program that focuses on grammar. I have vocabulary and pronounciation fine (Mindsnacks & Anki, Pimsleur and Michael Thomas) and I'm practicing reading and writing with several texts and Lang8.com. I keep tripping up on half-remembered grammatical rules, and I really want something I can work through at my own pace. I would much prefer an app with built-in drills, but I'll buy a workbook/textbook as well. I want something like Chapter 7: Passive verbs, Chapter 8: Interrogatives with an explanation of the rules, examples and then drills. Not a complete French course, but just grammar.
posted by viggorlijah
on Jun 1, 2012 -
If you have the chance to study full-time in a non-native situation, how long does it take to become fluent in a language? [more inside]
posted by Megami
on May 26, 2012 -
Need help finding the title to this movie. Here is what I do know.. It is French, it is in color possibly from the 60s-80s with a better guess it being made in the 70s and I believe it was a comedy. This man girlfriend is unhappy cause they are unable to have a child. They takes kids at a summer camp then the women falls in love with a boy at the camp. A intimate relations ensue between the women and the boy. The family finds out and send boy away to boarding where he is willing abducted to couple. Please Help with identify this title.
posted by Rolandkorn
on May 25, 2012 -
I'm trying to find a French food website that I used to use a lot but seem to have lost. What details I remember are inside... [more inside]
posted by ninazer0
on May 24, 2012 -
My dad speaks fluent Spanish (and English). I am third-year student of Spanish. Mom and dad know some French. My younger brother (13 years old) only knows English. We all like good plots, good music, and good cinematography. Please suggest some non-English language movies, documentaries, TV series, etc. that we would all enjoy. Bonus points if it's available through Netflix streaming or DVD.
posted by gray17
on Apr 25, 2012 -
Question about French election 2012 slogan: Prendre le pouvoir! (Hollande) Does it mean We can take it? Or Take it, we can! ???
posted by sparkle55
on Apr 17, 2012 -
I need a translation of a family motto: "jouir en bien" or "joir en bien". [more inside]
posted by cda
on Apr 4, 2012 -
My Bodum french press is broken and I need a replacement part...but it isn't the carafe. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey
on Mar 30, 2012 -
I was in Paris in April of '96 and kept hearing her song everywhere but never got a chance to pick up the album, which I assume had just been released. It's a solo artist (I'm pretty sure), slow, acoustic guitar, and the video had her sitting in an empty derelict apartment while people peered in through the peephole. I've tried everything I could to find it but gave up until I discovered Mefi. If you have any ideas, I'd love to hear from you. [more inside]
posted by princeoftheair
on Mar 27, 2012 -
Can you recommend passages I can memorize in Spanish, French, Italian, German, or Russian? [more inside]
posted by kristi
on Mar 15, 2012 -
DILF? DELF? DALF? Which French foreign language exam is right for me - and how should I prepare for it? [more inside]
posted by jph
on Feb 14, 2012 -
Are there online equivalents of FSI's "Introduction to French Phonology" for other languages? [more inside]
posted by jweed
on Feb 1, 2012 -
Does anyone have suggestions for French magazines I could read on my ipad? I have been trying to start reading a few to keep up my language skills, but all of the ones I've tried so far (nouvel obs, Le Point, Le Monde Diplomatique) have catastrophically bad ipad apps. Does anyone have recommendations for french language ipad publications that actually have decent reading experiences?
posted by Another Fine Product From The Nonsense Factory
on Jan 29, 2012 -
I need help identifying a song I heard this afternoon. Difficulty: in French, and no Google luck. [more inside]
posted by dhens
on Jan 27, 2012 -
This is a long shot, but my SO is trying to identify a film he saw 15-20 years ago, in France, that he would love to re-watch. Unfortunately, he's forgotten the title. The film may be French, but we're not 100% sure. He doesn't remember any famous actors starring. Can anyone help? Plot inside... [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday
on Nov 22, 2011 -
I have to help my fifth grade daughters with their history fair project and they think I'm smart. Help! [more inside]
posted by daydreamer
on Nov 4, 2011 -
I would like to learn French. I like to watch movies. What are some French-language movies that might allow me to do both things at once? [more inside]
posted by eric1halfb
on Sep 22, 2011 -
Potential medical emergency filter - I need help translating the symptoms for dyssentery into French ASAP. (gross Medical TMI warning) [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime
on Sep 15, 2011 -
How would you translate this into English? Il n'est voisin qui ne voisine.
I know it's a French idiom, but what does it mean?
posted by degoao
on Sep 14, 2011 -
Which French (I think) folk dance did I do as an elementary schooler in Indiana in the late 90s? (Details inside.) [more inside]
posted by naturalog
on Aug 28, 2011 -
In a few days I will be staying with friend's family in western France, at a house they own. I will be in the UK the next few days.
Normally I would bring wine or chocolates as a thank you for the accommodation, but France does these much better and cheaper than the UK (I am told). I am Canadian. What could I bring that would still be a great gift, that I could find in London? It should be something like food or drink, and something of benefit to people on vacation. Price about $50. The friends I am visiting are French/Canadian and appreciate quality/luxury
posted by niccolo
on Aug 3, 2011 -
What is the most reasonable way to try and autodidact your way into reading French well and speaking it passably? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Jul 9, 2011 -
Heard a catchy as-all-get-out song on CJBC-FM Espace musique
early this afternoon. All I remember:
- In French
- Female singer
- Had kalimba/mbira featured pretty heavily
- Had "mercurochrome" and perhaps "petit pansement" in the lyrics.
Anyone able to ID it, please?
posted by scruss
on Jul 8, 2011 -