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What does "s'en fout la mort" mean?

What's the literal translation of the French film title "S'en fout la mort"? [more inside]
posted by Awkward Philip on Aug 17, 2009 - 12 answers

 

What tune did the French bloke play at Allingham's funeral?

At Henry Allingham's funeral, what branch of the services did the French bugler or trumpet player represent, and what piece did he play? [more inside]
posted by vogel on Aug 17, 2009 - 13 answers

Name That French Film!

I'm restarting my Netflix queue, and I can't remember the name of a movie I'd like to see again. A car speeds through a small town on the French coast, hits a small child and drives away before anyone can see what happened. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Aug 16, 2009 - 10 answers

French indie pop/electro?

What's some good, danceable French indie pop/electro? [more inside]
posted by decoherence on Aug 15, 2009 - 19 answers

French-language versions of English pop songs?

I'm looking for French-language versions of well-known English-language pop songs. Any genre or era. (Bonus points for French versions of the New Wave songs from my youth...) My wife and I are learning French together, and I think this would be a fun way to add some color to that process.
posted by jdroth on Aug 3, 2009 - 32 answers

Europe population-size history

Where can I find estimates of Europe's population size, as far back in time as possible? [more inside]
posted by Coventry on Aug 1, 2009 - 8 answers

How to read this French date?

How to read this date written in French? [more inside]
posted by rom1 on Jul 29, 2009 - 14 answers

Whither, or withered, the French stride?

Did French women really used to walk differently? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Jul 28, 2009 - 12 answers

Qu'est-ce que sais?

Can someone help translate a poem from French to English? [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on Jul 25, 2009 - 18 answers

How do I tune something in French?

The French way to say the verb "tuned" as in a piano or a chorus? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Jul 20, 2009 - 8 answers

Recommend me some french comics or kids books!

I'm trying to learn French. I'm in France, which is a great start. I find I can just about manage with Tin Tin books so reckon that comics (BDs for the more francophone amongst you) or children's fiction will be a good way to relax whilst getting extra practice. Can you recommend some comics or kids books that are in French and not overly complicated linguistically? (I have tried Asterix, but the puns just fly past my confused brain).
posted by handee on Jul 15, 2009 - 26 answers

Help me find enjoyable contemporary French language fiction

I live and work in France, but I almost never read for pleasure in French. Help me find enjoyable contemporary French language fiction, please. [more inside]
posted by cimton on Jul 15, 2009 - 8 answers

Anyone know anything about "Umbrellas of Cherbourg" actress Ellen Farner?

"Umbrellas of Cherbourg" French actress Ellen Farner, M.I.A. [more inside]
posted by holdenjordahl on Jul 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Bạn có nói tiếng...Parlez-vous...Do you speak...?

Anybody familiar with a series of trilingual Vietnamese folk storybooks that were written in Vietnamese, English & French? I'm searching.. [more inside]
posted by handabear on Jul 9, 2009 - 0 answers

Help, s'il vous plait!

I'm a student who is in the process of teaching herself French. As much as I would love to take the French I course through my university, the course conflicts with a class I am taking Fall semester for my major. What I need? Practice. [more inside]
posted by thatbrunette on Jul 8, 2009 - 16 answers

What is the name of this short film?

What was the name of this short art film about a guy getting trapped in a bathroom? [more inside]
posted by flod logic on Jun 29, 2009 - 1 answer

Question de chance avec Rosetta Stone?

What are your experiences learning French with Rosetta Stone? Did supplementing learning with regular usage help you think the language as well as speak it? [more inside]
posted by nj_subgenius on Jun 28, 2009 - 7 answers

French TV

What are some French language TV shows I can watch for free online that will help me improve my French? I'm looking for shows at different levels (maybe kids shows for when I'm watching while working and then talk shows or sitcoms for when I can pay more attention.) [more inside]
posted by minicloud on Jun 18, 2009 - 11 answers

nomnomnomnom

I want the best dam french toast recipe this side of the mississip'! [more inside]
posted by chicago2penn on Jun 16, 2009 - 40 answers

Musique, S'il Vous Plait

I have a gig coming up, and I need FRENCH SONG suggestions. Simple, classic, famous, even cliche (cheesy) French songs are what I'm looking for. "Je T'aime", etc. [more inside]
posted by chuckdarwin on Jun 15, 2009 - 42 answers

Je pense, donc je suis

Grad school language requirement filter: which French philosophers are (relatively) easy reading in the original French? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Jun 15, 2009 - 9 answers

Why are there so many French internet radio stations?

Why are there so many French internet radio stations? On iTunes, they seem vastly disproportionate. Is there a legal reason, a historical reason, or something else?
posted by Bugbread on Jun 9, 2009 - 8 answers

s'il vous plait

please translate some French for me: nous n'irons au bois les lauriers sont / ne sont pas coupes. [more inside]
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Jun 4, 2009 - 22 answers

Help Finding an Election Day Piece

This is a shot in the dark, but maybe you well-read, politically minded people can help: I am trying to track down a short commentary I remember reading around election day 2008. It was written in a French newspaper, I believe, and it was a short piece, but the basic gist was: "Today we are one with america. that may change later, but today we're one" re: the Obama win. I feel like I saw it linked in Andrew Sullivan's Daily Dish, but couldn't find it in the archives. I was voraciously reading so many sites at the time that I have no idea where it actually was. It was just a beautiful piece and I would like to read it again and keep it around. If it rings a bell with someone, that would be great!
posted by knmr76 on Jun 3, 2009 - 2 answers

Film of Ubu Roi

I'm looking for a specific edition of a film of Ubu Roi. [more inside]
posted by scubbadubba on Jun 1, 2009 - 2 answers

French speaker in Quebec?

Is there a quebecois on line who would be willing to speak via Skype in order for me to get used to the Quebecois accent before I go on a field trip? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on May 28, 2009 - 6 answers

Desire Paths/Lines: the original translation and related concepts/terms

Desire Paths / Lines: a term apparently coined by Gaston Bachelard in The Poetics of Space. What was the original French he used? and are there any other terms for the act and outcome of paths that emerge through routine, reflexion and the feedback of movement. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 25, 2009 - 1 answer

What French-language comics would you recommend?

What French-language comics would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Grinder on May 22, 2009 - 27 answers

French-speaking university for a student from the U.S.?

What are some universities which teach in French that a student from the U.S. should consider? (Especially in Quebec.) [more inside]
posted by non-kneebiter on May 19, 2009 - 6 answers

dict.leo.org for French?

Good free French-English dictionary online? [more inside]
posted by Electrius on May 11, 2009 - 6 answers

Case for a French Prayer Clock

Where can i find the case for a French Prayer Clock? [more inside]
posted by Carsey on May 10, 2009 - 0 answers

J'en ai besoin d'améliorer mon français. Any suggestions?

« J'en ai besoin d'améliorer mon français, » or: "I need to improve my French." I'm looking for advice from anyone who has worked on improving or regaining their nth language. [more inside]
posted by Decimask on May 10, 2009 - 16 answers

looking for some good BD podcasts

There are quite a few American and Canadian podcasts devoted to indie comics. Are there any French language podcasts out there like these? Specifically I'm looking for interviews with cartoonists. [more inside]
posted by minicloud on May 8, 2009 - 3 answers

How useful is French in English-speaking Canada?

What kinds of jobs are available in Canada--but outside of Quebec--for someone who can speak English, Korean, and French reasonably fluently? Preferably, though not necessarily, on the West coast. [more inside]
posted by smorange on May 8, 2009 - 10 answers

SparkNotes en francais, s'il vous plait.

Help me find a (really) quick, easy way to familiarize myself with French literature. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Apr 30, 2009 - 3 answers

Finding French films filter

French-film-filter: A movie shot entirely from the point of view of the main character, hands reaching out from underneath the camera and all. Early 90s, I think. Remembered spoilers/details below [more inside]
posted by FuManchu on Apr 28, 2009 - 3 answers

French music video with a guy in a pink bunny suit

Posting for someone else: I'm looking for the music video to a French dance track that might've been released sometime last year. There were no lyrics and there's an accordion sampled throughout. The video apparently consists of people throughout the world dancing to this on headphones and at some point there's a man in a pink bunny suit. Has anyone heard of this?
posted by twins named Lugubrious and Salubrious on Apr 17, 2009 - 3 answers

Streamline my French toast production!

I loves me some French toast, but find it's kind of a pain to make. I don't need a recipe for French toast, I need a battle plan. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Apr 11, 2009 - 23 answers

Amelie music box?

Where in Paris can I buy a small, relatively-inexpensive music box which plays the theme waltz from the movie "Amelie?" Will be there in a few days.
posted by dorgla on Apr 11, 2009 - 6 answers

What is the original version of this quote?

What is the original version of this quote? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Apr 5, 2009 - 8 answers

What is the original french version of this movie quotation?

What is the actual French corresponding to the English translation of this line from the Godard film Le Mepris (Contempt)?: "It's a drag to be so cute and so sad." [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Mar 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Help my french sound Quebecois!

Yet another accent question, this time Quebecois French. [more inside]
posted by stray on Mar 27, 2009 - 18 answers

French Music ID Filter

About 5 years ago there was a TV commercial (I think for BUPA) in the UK featuring a French song which I guess was from the sixties. The only lyric I can remember is (I think) "Quand votre coeur fait boom..." commercialbreaksandbeats.com is the usual place for answers on this - but they seem to be in the dead pool. Anyone have any ideas what I might be talking about?
posted by mattr on Mar 26, 2009 - 3 answers

the hungry young pootie tangs of rochefort

Are there cuisines that combine French and African influences the way that Vietnamese food does? Or is there something that could be an indigenous ghetto style of French food? [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Mar 16, 2009 - 23 answers

Foux de Fa Fa!

Point me to some real examples of the cinematic style parodied in Flight of the Conchords' "Foux de Fa Fa!" [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Mar 16, 2009 - 10 answers

Un peu d'assistance, svp.

Frenchfilter: Question on pluralization of compound nouns. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Mar 13, 2009 - 9 answers

French language in Infinite jest?

Why is French language so mangled in David Foster Wallace's novel Infinite Jest? [more inside]
posted by elgilito on Mar 7, 2009 - 16 answers

McGarrigles French Record Lyrics?

In the CD liner notes for the McGarrigles "French Record," partial translations of the lyrics are printed in English, but not in French. Fully expected to find French lyrics online, came up empty. Can anyone provide a clue?
posted by dorgla on Mar 5, 2009 - 2 answers

Actual French in "The Class" questions

French/English slang in "The Class" (Entre les murs):
What terms were they really using (in French) when the subtitles said "honky" and "skank"? [more inside]
posted by Rash on Feb 21, 2009 - 7 answers

Why does French suck?

Why does French suck? [more inside]
posted by malapropist on Feb 18, 2009 - 64 answers

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