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Help with name of french song?

french language filter: name of song on france bleu perigord sun 13 march 5.40 am I've posted a minute of the last bars here http://writethinkplay.blogspot.com/ or if someone could translate for me into french that I was listening to the song on france bleu perigord at 5.40 am sunday 13 march, and would like to know the name of it. The song that played just after it was Nights in White Satin by the Moody Blues. merci for any help
posted by sparkle55 on Mar 12, 2011 - 2 answers

Je ne suis pas parfaitement bilingue, mais...

Canadian English-French bilingualism filter: I suddenly (in 6 days) need to take a French language test that would help me in qualifying for a bilingual position in which I'm interested. Is there anything I could study in 6 days that would increase my chances of scoring higher? [more inside]
posted by analog on Mar 8, 2011 - 14 answers

Looking for a long-lost French Toast recipe, with a unique coating

Prithee good sir or madam, hear my tale of woe and, if so moved, aid me in my quest for French Toast glory. Indulgence if you please for the 'epicness' of the tale, for a taste of this splendour deserves such a telling. [more inside]
posted by Hardcore Poser on Mar 6, 2011 - 30 answers

Converting old French francs in Paris

Read that you can still change old French francs to euros - until 2/1012. My local bank can't do it but I will be in Paris in the future. What bank there would be the best place to do it and is a complicated process? Do I need any documentation other than the actual bank notes? Thanks for the help.
posted by jjcurtis on Mar 2, 2011 - 3 answers

Where can I find spoken French with word for word transcripts?

Where can I find spoken French with word for word transcripts? [more inside]
posted by AlexanderPetros on Feb 8, 2011 - 7 answers

How do I write "From Life" in Latin or French?

I'd like to add a Latin or French phrase meaning "from life" (i.e., short for "painted from life") to my signatures on paintings to differentiate my work from artists who rely on photos and video monitors instead of live models for their work. I'd like it to be pithy and idiomatic, and so I'm somewhat reluctant to rely on Google Translate . . .
posted by Toecutter on Feb 6, 2011 - 17 answers

Name of French Film?

Does anyone know the name of a recent French movie( well maybe 2005) about three gangsters in Paris and a girl who gets involved with them...they ask her to video a heist for them then she becomes one of the gang. They go to Cannes, etc and have a gangsters holiday, then the big robbery they have planned goes wrong at the end (where she dresses as a high class prostitute in a blonde wig) but she ends up in a large apartment by the sea America with a piano full of bank notes
posted by sparkle55 on Feb 5, 2011 - 8 answers

French Pronunciation

French pronunciation: Schwa at the end of words that end in consonant plus final 'e'? [more inside]
posted by Paquda on Feb 3, 2011 - 15 answers

Help Us Make Julia Child Proud

On Saturday, I'm having a french themed cooking party. The idea is that we all cook collaboratively to make a meal together. So far we have five confirmed guests. So far we Cassoulet and Reiene de Saba (cake) on the menu. Please suggest ideas for menu items and ways to pull off the timing. I have an induction cook top with five burners, two ovens, a fairly large kitchen with lots of counter space, and most basic cooking implements-but if there's something specialized you think I should have, please share that too! Also I own mastering the art of French cooking and the joy of cooking so I'd like to stick to recipes in those cookbooks or available on the web! thanks!
posted by bananafish on Jan 19, 2011 - 11 answers

Asterix and Beyond!

What's the French Comics Canon? What are the books it's assumed everyone has read if you read French comics? I've gone through this list, but doesn't really tell you which are held in esteem or are big touchstones/turning points. My reading french is at or near elementary level - short sentences are fine, huge philosophical paragraphs less so.
posted by The Whelk on Jan 4, 2011 - 16 answers

French

You're the best hive for this, so if you're feeling generous with your abundant knowledge...Mind assisting with some French translations of menu items and some clarification on Haitian dishes? [more inside]
posted by sarelicar on Dec 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Mignonne allons voir a tattoo

Francophones, s'il vous plait, une jeune amie a besoin d'une traduction! She wants "by any other name would smell as sweet" from Romeo and Juliet translated into French for a tat she's getting. The words will surround a rose. Her name is Juliet. My French is a bit rusty, I came up with par tout autre nom sentirait aussi bon. Any better suggestions?
posted by mareli on Dec 23, 2010 - 10 answers

Afterlife hotel room?

Have you ever read a story about three people who have died and are stuck in some sort of afterlife hotel room? My mom has been trying to find this book for the longest time. It's by a French author, and she read it in French. It's short, just about interactions between the people, who don't realize they're dead. Thanks!
posted by you're a kitty! on Dec 19, 2010 - 6 answers

The role of the director in early french cinema

What did early (1900-1920) french film directors actually do? I get the sense from my research that early film directors in France were more like what one associates with producers nowadays. The "director" chose the script, chose the actors and the budget, and then left the execution to a cameraman who basically filmed everything as if he were recording live theater. This explains how someone like Louis Feuillade could "direct" hundreds of films each year. Is this assumption correct? [more inside]
posted by Omon Ra on Dec 14, 2010 - 7 answers

English vocabulary words for a French speaker

I'm a native French speaker, and I'd like to to learn some new English words. However, many advanced English vocabulary books contain a lot of words which are exactly the same in French. Of course, some of them are false friends, and there's always something to learn. However, I'd like to know if there exists a vocabulary book specifically dedicated for French speakers. [more inside]
posted by Fillus on Dec 10, 2010 - 13 answers

One thousand euros - the bathroom, now...

Trying to indentify a film I saw just 10 minutes of yesterday, before falling asleep (was on RTE2 in Dublin). First scene was a tall blonde in a short dress talking to a short dark haired guy on a bridge over the Seine, about debts owed to a gangster ("30, 35....make it 50 thousand"). Cut to nightclub where the blonde makes 1000 euros a time taking 'gentlemen' to the bathrooms whilst the guy gets drunk at the bar. There was no sex... just scenes of the original guy getting progressively more and more drunk. The film was relatively recent judging by the nightclub music - but in beautiful black and white... I'd love to see the movie in it's entirety. I checked RTE's website, but it only has listings for today onwards... I'm leaving Dublin this evening - and I cannot find a newspaper from yesterday.
posted by mattr on Dec 9, 2010 - 5 answers

French movie series with friends on holiday

Please identify a French movie series about vacationing friends. [more inside]
posted by Jorus on Dec 8, 2010 - 7 answers

French-language holiday music recommendations?

Can you recommend any fun and/or jazzy French-language holiday music? [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on Dec 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Where to buy bandes dessinées online?

Where can I buy French-language European comics online? [more inside]
posted by twirlip on Dec 6, 2010 - 8 answers

The Ups and Downs of Literary Friendship

Seeking recommendations for books focusing on tight-knit groups of friends. [more inside]
posted by 1901gunner on Dec 3, 2010 - 32 answers

Looking for a decent documentary on French history

I'm looking for a documentary on French history. Something similar to Simon Schamra's BBC series "A History of Britain". [more inside]
posted by xotis on Nov 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Need help translating a letter from French to English.

Need help translating a letter from French to English. [more inside]
posted by chos on Nov 20, 2010 - 6 answers

I can't remember the name of this French singer.

Please help me remember the name of this french singer I heard about on NPR in the past month. [more inside]
posted by AtomicBee on Nov 11, 2010 - 32 answers

cake for lazy people

When I lived in France, I used to make a super easy, delicious cake for the kids that involved using a container of yogurt and then measuring all the other ingredients using that container of yogurt. I've totally forgotten how to make this now. Anyone know what I'm talking about or where to find a recipe?
posted by logic vs love on Oct 20, 2010 - 20 answers

Keeping up my languages

Help me maintain my (fluent) French and (slightly worse) Italian post-graduation in a foreign language-free job. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Oct 19, 2010 - 16 answers

Are there French subtitles for Withnail & I?

Will my French friend ever be able to watch Withnail & I? [more inside]
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars on Oct 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Aidez ma mémoire, s'il vous plaît!

Trying to remember a French term. [more inside]
posted by polly grok it on Oct 6, 2010 - 10 answers

French Movie Name

French Movie Name. I just can't remember the name of that french movie, it's happens entirely in one night in all over Paris. There was a football (soccer) match, some guys were watching it on a TV in the street, the guy or someone near him broke it and they wanted to kill him and the movie went all insane going all over the place and all over Paris with people getting killed all over the place (for what I can remember).
posted by zouhair on Sep 18, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me look less lame ordering in french restaurants.

Explain to me the mysteries of ordering at french restaurants (more inside...) [more inside]
posted by finitejest on Aug 27, 2010 - 11 answers

bloggez-vous français?

Where online would French-language bloggers hang out? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Aug 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Resources for learning Hebrew, French, Lithuanian, Russian?

I'm at different levels in three different languages I'm learning (French, Hebrew, Russian/Lithuanian). How to proceed in each? [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Aug 7, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I learn French - all over again?

How does a once confident French speaker re-learn the language after six years of not using it? [more inside]
posted by schmoo on Aug 7, 2010 - 11 answers

Superfluous Ne

Is ne superfluous before devoir in the french? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Jul 29, 2010 - 17 answers

Who's she?

Who is this french singer with the famelic panther? [more inside]
posted by Omon Ra on Jul 18, 2010 - 9 answers

French articles online?

Where can I find good academic articles written in French online? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Jul 13, 2010 - 9 answers

Able was I, ere she asked me to identify this cookie.

Identify this French cookie/cracker. [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito on Jul 1, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I make the best of a trip to France?

I'm studying abroad in France this fall. I want to learn the language. How do I prepare so that I can make the very best of it? [more inside]
posted by superiorchicken on Jun 30, 2010 - 16 answers

French songs that are easy to sing

What are the best French songs to sing along to for learning French? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Jun 2, 2010 - 35 answers

American TV series on DVDs in French?

What addictive TV series are available on DVD dubbed in French, with French subtitles? [more inside]
posted by sdis on May 24, 2010 - 9 answers

confused in Montreal

I was startled and amused in Montreal by strangers coming up, saying "Mon chapeau est plus beau que le votre!" Can anyone add some context? [more inside]
posted by Phatty Lumpkin on May 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Translation Help~

I need the Japanese and French equivalents of this sentence, please~ [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on May 16, 2010 - 14 answers

What is this Tchaikovsky piece called?

What is the name of this Tchaikovsky tune? [more inside]
posted by tunestunes on May 16, 2010 - 3 answers

Shakespeare quote in French

Looking to identify a passage from Shakespeare that someone gave me written in French. [more inside]
posted by anonymous78 on May 16, 2010 - 5 answers

I need help with translating a biological term from French to English

My colleagues are working in animal science and are often using the term "loi de réponse de l'animal" to describe how biological parameters (e.g. milk production in dairy cows) change in response to a stimulus (e.g. modifying the diet). Potential English translations such as "animal response law(s)" do not seem correct. The concept seems pretty simple, so is there an obvious English translation that would cover this?
posted by elgilito on May 14, 2010 - 13 answers

How much does this cost? Ca combien?

I would like to find recordings of French phrases and their translations. I've gone through the other AskMe questions but I want something a bit different. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on May 12, 2010 - 7 answers

The death of a king

Thomas Mallory's La Morte D'Athur has a french spelling for its title. Was Mallory's story originally written in french, old french, or middle english, or something else. If it was written in middle english, as we suspect, why does it have a french title?
posted by Sparx on May 7, 2010 - 10 answers

this is a new dawn

Help sought in identifying the song. Trip-hoppy, moody backing track with a male spoken sample saying: "Don't cry. You're gonna be a big man someday. This is a new dawn!" [more inside]
posted by threeants on May 2, 2010 - 3 answers

How do I keep up?

How can I keep a good attitude and stay in charge of my project when I am not working in my native language? [more inside]
posted by gillianr on Apr 29, 2010 - 10 answers

No translation language flash cards!

Monolingual flash card resources: Got any? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Apr 14, 2010 - 2 answers

French puts the "fun" in iPhone

How do the French pronounce the "i" in iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Apr 3, 2010 - 14 answers

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