I'm looking for english-language blogs about french or franco-belgian comic books or graphic novels. [more inside]
posted by yeoz
on Nov 6, 2008 -
Spanish and French help please -- quick translation for the following: "Alternatively, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org." [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell
on Oct 23, 2008 -
MusicFilter: I'm looking for more French-language music I can enjoy while keeping up my (very poor) French. I like April March, Les Sans Culottes and Bonjour Brumaire. Who else can I listen to? [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam
on Oct 21, 2008 -
In French, the singular of eye is "oiel" and the plural is "yeux." Are there any nouns in English that have completely different spellings of the singular and plural like this?
posted by Crosius
on Sep 26, 2008 -
I want to learn French in Morocco/Mauritania/Mali - I need suggestions of a place to live... [more inside]
posted by iamck
on Sep 4, 2008 -
What is the name of that French song from maybe five years back which had an animated music video of a little girl running through the pastures and playing? After a certain time, she stops playing, and she exits what turns out to be a big stage. A line of children are waiting their turn to enter the stage and play. [more inside]
posted by zaebiz
on Aug 17, 2008 -
What is the best recipe (and wine) for Beef Bourguignon?
posted by plexi
on Aug 7, 2008 -
I'm a French major (a sophomore) at an American university weighing my options for study abroad and I'd like some input, especially about Nantes, France. [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks
on Jul 31, 2008 -
At a French bar years ago, the French owner was telling me about their "ja ja" wine. He said it was the term for a house wine, often when they'd pour the leftovers from a few bottles into one. It's cheap and usually just fine but not fabulous.
I don't see the term often (and it tends to mean something different every time), but I saw it again at a French bar recently. The bartender told me it was a house wine with no set vintage (though they did offer a region). She poured it out of one bottle (thought they may have used a funnel). It was pretty darn good.
Can anyone tell me the origin of the word, and what it generally means when you see it on a wine list? Is it lots of leftover wines poured together, or only from one region, or something altogether different? It's not listed on wikipedia, my first reference, and with such a short word, Google searches don't help.
I just want to know what I'm drinking. Thanks!
posted by cherie72
on Jul 24, 2008 -
I need help translating something into French! I need to find out if someone received a fax with payment information and whether we were charged for our purchases. [more inside]
posted by leesh
on Jun 12, 2008 -
I'm spending 4 days in Paris. I've never been to France, and I speak no French. This was a spur of the moment plane ticket purchase. But I don't want to be an unnecessarily annoying tourist. [more inside]
posted by eric1200
on Jun 10, 2008 -
RSVP means "respondez sil vous plait", but when I respond to an RSVP, is there a French acronym that acts as the "We are responding" counterpart to RSVP?
posted by parmanparman
on Jun 3, 2008 -
What book is this? I remember an intro that describes Paris, focuses on gold, and has some analogy about the city's inhabitants being like wheat or grain. [more inside]
posted by conch soup
on May 9, 2008 -
What's the French-language equivalent, dialogue-wise, of The West Wing
? Witty, erudite, and fun dialogue is the only requirement. The series/movie being any good would also be nice. Either TV or movies would be fine.
posted by flibbertigibbet
on Apr 26, 2008 -
When I was younger I was told that Kraftwerk's Man-Machine/Mensch-Maschine album had a French-language version (L'homme-machine, presumably) that was never released. Does anyone know whether this is true or not? [more inside]
posted by Kattullus
on Apr 19, 2008 -
Francofilter (part 2) (part 1
): What's my best option for a science/technical French-English/English-French dictionary? [more inside]
posted by solotoro
on Apr 12, 2008 -
Au secours! Comprehensive online resource(s) for translating an English CV into French? Proofreader referrals? [more inside]
posted by pearl228
on Apr 11, 2008 -
Does anyone know the name of a French film where the main character commits suicide at the end by jumping off a building? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety
on Apr 5, 2008 -
Where can I go for 2 to 4 weeks this summer to learn French that includes housing? Immersion programs would be perfect. [more inside]
posted by thebrokenmuse
on Mar 26, 2008 -
I'm staying with friends on the border between Switzerland and France for about six weeks this summer and would like to find a school that offers intensive French lessons. Ideally I would leave for France sometime in the beginning of June and stay until mid-July, though my dates are flexible. I speak intermediate level French now and would be willing to come into a course a little late, if necessary. Thanks!
posted by pkuras
on Mar 21, 2008 -
I know there is a movie version of The Stranger (l'Etranger), where can I order it online?
Also, is it any good, if you've seen it?
posted by zenja72
on Mar 14, 2008 -
I need some help finding French poems that meet some specific guidelines. I'm currently in my 5th year of high school French. I'm going to a competition where I'll be reciting some memorized poetry, but I haven't had much luck finding anything good to memorize. I need some suggestions of French poems that are *good*, fairly long but not too long, and use moderately advanced vocabulary. I've looked, but I need some guidance from people who know more about this than me. [more inside]
posted by MadamM
on Mar 13, 2008 -
Help me truly cite this Antoine de Saint Exupery quote: "A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." [more inside]
posted by josh.ev9
on Mar 13, 2008 -
I am looking for an old, black and white photo (circa early 1900s?) of some French bicycle racers, some with cigarettes dangling from their mouths. [more inside]
posted by everichon
on Feb 14, 2008 -
Martha Stewart prepared a soup base using only carrots, celery and onion and then she said there was a French phrase for this method but I couldn't catch it.
posted by cda
on Feb 1, 2008 -
"He's a dirty jade!" "Go ahead and sleep with him you dirty jade!"
This insult was used repeatedly in the Zola book I was reading last night. When I searched for it this morning, Google returned results for other uses in at least three other Zola novels. What does it refer to? (As the more inside explains, I think it's actually an English-language insult, as the original contains something else.) [more inside]
posted by OmieWise
on Jan 15, 2008 -
Can someone provide me with the original French language version of Albert Camus's essay "Return to Tipasa"? Preferably an online version, because time is off the essence and I won't be able to wait to order a paper copy from somewhere.
posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam
on Dec 24, 2007 -
How do I search French ebay effectively for lots of used French childrens clothing? [more inside]
posted by taff
on Dec 18, 2007 -
Help me help a TEACHER!
I have a friend who has 25 years experience teaching French and German in a private school. She's a talented and extremely hard-working teacher, but receives little support, compensation (low-pay), and respect from the school's all male administrators. She feels very stuck-- and unable to change her situation. If she switched over to public schools, she'd likely have to start over, in terms of retirement years put in.
And, like most teachers, she takes a LOT of work home-- and puts in 8-12 hours every weekend grading papers and even offering free tutoring. All of this is NOT compensated. She does it because she's diligent and loves her kids.
I've been trying to convince her that her skills are VALUABLE and the PRIVATE SECTOR would love to have her language skills.
AM I WRONG? Are there jobs in the corporate / non-profit / NGO fields which could use her French / German teaching / translation skills?
I thank you and she'll thank you-- if we can help her get out of a dead-end job!
posted by iam2bz2p
on Dec 10, 2007 -
I'm looking for a French grammar-for-francophones blog. I remember it was written by one or more editors attached to a newspaper. It was very much focused on common mistakes and missteps that francophones make while speaking French. Anyone know what I'm talking about, or that can point me to similar blogs? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet
on Dec 9, 2007 -