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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

Help me be a bookworm en francais.

I need help building my French-language library. I'm looking for good books in French that aren't too tough for someone who isn't used to the language. All genres are welcome, but non-fiction and YA especially. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Mar 19, 2010 - 13 answers

Best place for low-intermediate luxury snowboarding in French Alps, mid-April?

Going with a Swedish friend to escape insane work schedule for a week or so in mid-April. Both in our late-twenties. Never been down in the Alps skiing before, so want to get a good feel for it. Money is not an issue if the experience is good (within reason people...). Looking for a nice comfortable hotel, good slopes, fun people, good food, _great_ scenery. (We're used to the beauty of Sweden/Norway, so needs to be up there :) [more inside]
posted by avocade on Mar 9, 2010 - 3 answers

acoustic french ladies

lady songs by ladies.... en francais? [more inside]
posted by raw sugar on Mar 5, 2010 - 24 answers

Can you translate this French handwriting?

I received a note in French but don't know what it means. Can you translate this? [more inside]
posted by kongg on Mar 2, 2010 - 18 answers

Which language should I learn?

Should I learn Spanish, French or Madarin? Specific details inside. [more inside]
posted by althanis on Feb 20, 2010 - 27 answers

Can you recommend some non-violent French-language comics that would appeal to someone who has never read comics before?

My aunt is a librarian for a bilingual French-English primary school, and has mentioned that she is resistant to buying comics/graphic novels for the library because she thinks they are non-literary. I really enjoy reading comics, and would like to suggest something she could read that would prove that comics can be just as satisfying as novels. They don't necessarily have to be child-suitable, in fact it would be ideal to find a literary adult (not 'adult') comic that she would enjoy. [more inside]
posted by Piroska on Feb 15, 2010 - 50 answers

Help me remember the name of this 1970's (I believe) French comedy.

Help me remember the name of this 1970's (I believe) French comedy. [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Feb 5, 2010 - 6 answers

How to get a list of Noble Families in France

Ok, here goes: My band is working on a project entitled "Record for the French Nobility". Part of this project is to actually send the album or tracks found therein to members of families considered noble in France. How can I get a list of these families' names and their whereabouts? [more inside]
posted by manwoo on Feb 4, 2010 - 2 answers

grounds for change

French-press coffee drinkers, what do you do with your spent grounds? [more inside]
posted by RockyChrysler on Feb 4, 2010 - 35 answers

Je cherche Ariol.

Where can I find French bande-déssinées for less than $15, and where can I watch/how can I find more French children's programming? [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Feb 2, 2010 - 4 answers

maxed out the points on your bilingual poetic license?

seeking 'idiomatic' translations of 'wicked game' into french and spanish. (ie: what would manu do?) [more inside]
posted by kimyo on Jan 23, 2010 - 4 answers

Pablo Neruda's French Equivalent?

What French-language poets remind you of Pablo Neruda? [more inside]
posted by datarose on Jan 18, 2010 - 7 answers

"J'aime tweeter!" "me gusta tweeter"

What are interesting/funny twitter feeds in French or Spanish? [more inside]
posted by greytape on Jan 8, 2010 - 1 answer

Words of long lasting love in English, Welsh and French please!

Celebrating a golden wedding anniversary next month - photobook in production - your favourite quotations, poetry and passages (in English, Welsh and French) please! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Irma Vep: final scene

What film techniques were used in the final scene of Irma Vep? [more inside]
posted by whiskeyspider on Dec 6, 2009 - 12 answers

How much French could I learn in a year?

I'm in London and pondering taking some part time French courses. I'd probably be receiving about 3-6 hours of teaching a week, with some obvious extra study at home. Specifically I'm pondering studying with the Institut Francais. [more inside]
posted by curious_yellow on Nov 30, 2009 - 6 answers

Can I teach myself French?

Can I teach myself to read French in five months? [more inside]
posted by SamuelBowman on Nov 28, 2009 - 16 answers

I can't go on. I'll go on.

Beckett translation needed badly, please. En Francais. Please look up, or translate the last couple lines of The Unnameable ( L'Innommable ) for me. In English, it works out to: "I can't go on. I'll go on." What is the French? [more inside]
posted by cascando on Nov 26, 2009 - 5 answers

Frog Music

What is the French song and band posted on the background of this page? I must download now!
posted by mtstover on Nov 18, 2009 - 4 answers

Quoting Proust

Looking for a Marcel Proust quote in the original French. [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Oct 23, 2009 - 3 answers

The alternate 'Testament of Doctor Mabuse' - Fritz Lang's German and French versions

Having recently learned that Fritz Lang filmed an entirely different, French language, version of The Testament of Doctor Mabuse alongside the 'original' German version, I set out to find it. The only way to get hold of it seems to be via the Criterion DVD, but this is a Region 1 (NTSC) release only. Where else can I get a copy of the alternate Mabuse? Preferably as either a download or as a Region 2 (PAL) release [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Oct 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Do the Frenchs really make a better red?

I find that French red wine has a very distinctive body and aftertaste. Is this truly specific to French wine, or have I not found some equivalents elsewhere in the world? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Oct 19, 2009 - 12 answers

Où est la bibliothèque?

Help me learn to read French. [more inside]
posted by tdismukes on Oct 11, 2009 - 19 answers

My Little Monkey Head

French translation question: "little monkey head"? [more inside]
posted by AzraelBrown on Oct 10, 2009 - 5 answers

dit moi tous les choses!

Does anyone here on ask mefi have experience with the teaching assistants program in France? I'm seriously considering applying. Or for that matter, does anyone have thoughts or experiences with other programs in France teaching English to French folk? [more inside]
posted by Rocket26 on Oct 8, 2009 - 6 answers

Recommend some French-language books (or sites) for a intermediate French-learner.

Recommend some French-language books (or sites) for a intermediate French-learner, to (hopefully enjoy) reading with the aid of a dictionary and bescherelle. [more inside]
posted by Kurichina on Oct 6, 2009 - 16 answers

Chantez!

What are some French music artists in the vein of Tryo, Vincent Delerm, Grand Corps Malade, Ogres de Barback and Benabar? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Oct 4, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me find a french song

Help me find a pop french song, I only remember little bits from its music video (more inside). [more inside]
posted by jgwong on Oct 3, 2009 - 0 answers

What’s “Peanut Butter Cups” in French?

How would I write “Peanut Butter Cups” in French? [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic on Oct 2, 2009 - 15 answers

Awesomeness in Haute-Alpes this weekend?

We're looking for activities/places/things not to miss in the northern French Alps this weekend. [more inside]
posted by swhitt on Sep 24, 2009 - 1 answer

How else to endure all those rituals?

You live at Versailles in 1658. You're nobility of the blood. You know the King. What drugs, drinks, or other ways of getting totally fucked up are available to you? How often could you partake before people started to Have A Problem with it? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Sep 20, 2009 - 21 answers

What do these French lines from "Private Lives" mean?

Le filter français - what do these lines from Noël Coward's "Private Lives" mean? [more inside]
posted by starvingartist on Sep 10, 2009 - 4 answers

If only Bescherelle was a program

Verb conjugation tester for OSX? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Sep 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Verbum -> Parole due to religious scruples?

I looked up the etymology of parole in An etymological dictionary of the Romance languages, and was intrigued by this: "It took the place of the L. verbum which, from religious scruples, was sparingly used" (emphasis mine). What "religious scruples" are they alluding to? No elaboration is given in that entry. I realize that verbum means "word", and shares a stem with lots of other meanings, but I would love to know if anyone knows more.
posted by everichon on Sep 8, 2009 - 11 answers

Can I Learn While I'm Sleeping?

Does subliminal learning work? I'm at an intermediate level of french but since I'm leaving for France in a month I want to speed up the process a bit. I already do a lot of work (listening to RFI while I work, speaking whenever possible etc) but I figure if listening to podcasts while I sleep would help too then why not? [more inside]
posted by minicloud on Aug 31, 2009 - 19 answers

Is any French TV actually any good?

Is any French TV actually any good? [more inside]
posted by handee on Aug 26, 2009 - 21 answers

Looking for kiddie music and music videos in French to use in school program...

French teacher looking for new stuff for the coming school year! Music, music videos etc. suitable for K-3. It's my third year and I have used a lot of my good stuff already. Hit me with your best kiddie French stuff! [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Aug 25, 2009 - 5 answers

I love you, fresh egg

What cooking secrets take your food to the almost-pro level? [more inside]
posted by chalbe on Aug 24, 2009 - 135 answers

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

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