I would like to find some French Canadian music that is about the protests of the Summit of the Americas
that took place April 2001 in Québec City. Failing that, dissent, civil disobedience, protests, police (over)reaction, etc would also be good themes. [more inside]
posted by ODiV
on Mar 6, 2006 -
I have three (linked) questions: According to this
page, On the Road was adapted to radio for France Culture. I'd like to get my hands on a recording of this. I looked for a while, but Radio France doesn't seem to provide a way to buy radio shows on disc, and it looks like it was only aired once. [more inside]
posted by devilsbrigade
on Feb 28, 2006 -
I'm at a stage where I need to memorize vocabulary in a foreign language, and I am looking for advice, tips & useful software. [more inside]
posted by anjamu
on Feb 24, 2006 -
ParisFilter: I am going to Paris France during the middle of March. I do not speak french, aside from knowing to say merci
when people do anything nice for me. I have no misconceptions about the possibility of learning the entire french language in a months time. So what specific words and phrases do I need to know in order to get by in Paris? [more inside]
posted by aburd
on Feb 13, 2006 -
Who or what is the source for the expression "cereal box French", referring to the amount of French that Anglophone Canadians are exposed to? [more inside]
posted by easternblot
on Feb 7, 2006 -
Photography question: an article in Spin in the 80s discussed a French photographer's blurred pictures of jazz musicians in motion. Very similar to Charles Peterson's photos. I wrote to the gallery then, but I have no idea who it was now. Any clues to who this was? My Spin collection has long been sold to Half-Priced Books.
posted by AArtaud
on Jan 31, 2006 -
I'm looking for the title/artist of two rap/dance songs from around the mid-Eighties, one of which says "change the beat", and the other says "freeze...defrost". Sketchy details inside. [more inside]
posted by NewGear
on Dec 29, 2005 -
FrenchYoungAdultFictionFilter: back in the early 1980's, I bought a contemporary novel at Brentano about a young French girl-woman. It was a paperback.
posted by younggreenanne
on Dec 24, 2005 -
Christmas gift help - I want to get my cousin's daughter a subscription to a Quebec or French magazine. She's 10 and a half years old, likes to read a lot, and has been in French immersion since kindergarten. Does anyone know of any french language magazines that would be good for her?
posted by angrybeaver
on Nov 20, 2005 -
Haunted by a movie.
About ten years ago I was in France and I saw a chilling suspense movie on late-night TV. I'm not sure that it was French - maybe Dutch or German, with subtitles? I remember little: the music-box/bells theme, the murderer's slow grace, and a scene where the detective fills a room with steam to recover a victim's traced final message. A little more (and a spoiler) inside. [more inside]
posted by Marquis
on Nov 10, 2005 -
I have an exam coming up (in a matter of hours, in fact) in French. I'm in highschool and plan on continuing French well into university. Where can I find literate and well-spoken French-speakers that I can talk to? Failing that, where can I find interactive resources/web-quizzes to test my knowledge of French grammar?
posted by PuGZ
on Oct 26, 2005 -
French speakers: how would you translate "pre-testing" (trying out potential exam questions on students before using them in an exam) and "standards-fixing" (ensuring the exam is of a suitable level of difficulty)?
posted by creeky
on Aug 10, 2005 -
Storm the Bastille and help me find a French music video from the 80's--
please? [more inside]
posted by philida
on Jul 13, 2005 -
Years ago, I was sent two MP3s with songs by Jump and Joy. The titles are "Vamos Everybody" and "Lets Roll".
Where can I get the CD by this group? I live in the USA and LOVE their music.
Thanks for the help.
posted by seinfeld
on May 27, 2005 -
Quick little French question - how would you say "reprint" in French, as in, "click here to reprint your receipt". [more inside]
posted by loquax
on May 17, 2005 -
Please help me ID this song. Very slow french duet, a coarse sounding french male voice, with a light beautiful female. They go back and forth with sentence/answer lyrics in a loving tone. Set over melodic acoustic guitar track. Vague, but it's all I got.
posted by omidius
on May 16, 2005 -
I need to book a romantic table for two in Paris for this weekend and really need a recommendation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 26, 2005 -
I'm looking for French films that could possibly be considered classics, but are also newer than the 40's/50's/60's gems. [more inside]
posted by Stauf
on Mar 18, 2005 -
I'm interested in acquiring a little comfort with spoken French - passively, by listening to it. I looked through a Podcast archive (and looked through some AskMe threads), and could only find French music. I'm interested in news, stories, interviews -- basically just listening to French people talking. Even stuff intended for children might be good. [more inside]
posted by amtho
on Feb 25, 2005 -
I'd like to improve my French comprehension and pronounciation and retain what I know of the language, so I'm looking for quality French films and music. [more inside]
posted by heatherann
on Feb 21, 2005 -
French Citizenship or Residence
I am a United States citizen who is looking to move to France. I am currently living in the Republic of Ireland but I am finding it harder and harder to maintain legal residence (even though, my mother is remarried to an Irishman and my ancestry is Irish) It seems you either have to be offered a contract for employment or be a student to stay here. I HEARD that requirements for French citizenship or permanent residence were more lenient. Does anyone have any information on this. I am NOT "highly skilled" in the slightest, unless you consider fixing PCs and Macs a skill.
posted by Livewire Confusion
on Feb 5, 2005 -
Another music question: I'm learning french at evening classes and would like to get hold of more music (pop, rock, jazz, hip-hop...) with lyrics in french [+]. [more inside]
posted by handee
on Jan 25, 2005 -
Can anyone supply me with a link to, or scan of, an English translation of a poem by Paul Eluard? Specifically, "Le Dur Desire de Durer" ("The Dour Desire to Endure")? Merci/Thanks.
posted by stonerose
on Dec 8, 2004 -
In around 1986/87 (+/- two years), I saw an edition of The Last Resort
with Jonathan Ross (failed UK attempt to copy the Letterman chat show format). One of his guests that night was a freakish guy, possibly French, who swallowed things and then extracted them through his stomach. So, he'd swallow some string, then stick a skewer or something through his stomach wall, and hook out the string. Yes, it was that disgusting.
1. Was this real or an illusion? From what I can remember, there were close-ups and it didn't look like it was being faked.
2. Who was
posted by humuhumu
on Dec 2, 2004 -
Language programs abroad.
I'm a university student, I'm Canadian, and I'm wondering if anyone could recommend a good immersive program aboard for studying French or Chinese. I doubt I can be proficient in either in one summer, and I already have a very basic grasp of both. What I'm looking for instead is a chance to go aboard to develop my french or mandarin further. Any suggestions other than commercial programs geared for Business-persons?
posted by phyrewerx
on Nov 17, 2004 -
I have been unable to locate a source for French-labeled faucet handles - ones labeled "chaud" and "froid" instead of "hot and "cold". My wife has plans to redecorate one of our bathrooms with a Parisian theme, and this little detail eludes us. More below. [more inside]
posted by sixdifferentways
on Aug 28, 2004 -
A couple of friends of mine were recently discussing some old French cartoons and would love any help tracking them down you might be able to provide. Even names, general info, etc. would be appreciated. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by shotsy
on Aug 5, 2004 -
I'm a piano music neophyte, which, along with not speaking French, leaves me unable to guess the correct pronunciation of this composer's name: Erik Satie. Can anyone help?
posted by pjhagop
on May 10, 2004 -
ForeignLanguageFilter: What tools (if any?) are available on the Internet for translating materials that are not
prose into English? Specfically, I need an English translation for a song lyric I have only in French. Neither my pathetic high school slacker French nor the usual suspects
are producing anything useful... Any suggestions?
posted by JollyWanker
on Apr 26, 2004 -
I have a Google API app that's getting a lot of traffic from a French site. Can someone give me a quick idiomatic translation into French of a two-sentence "API key overloaded for today" message? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by staggernation
on Mar 19, 2004 -
What's the best way to learn French without taking a class?
posted by adrober
on Feb 29, 2004 -
My girlfriend is planning on transferring to a university on the east coast next semester (Ontario or Quebec with preference for Quebec). She has little experience with French so anglophone universities are a necessity. Currently attending a university in British Columbia (the name escapes me), she has a 3.4 gpa and hopes to bring that up to between 3.5 and 3.7 by the end of this semester. What are good schools? Safety schools? [In Quebec] How difficult will it be to locate part-time employment without speaking much, if any, French?
[She's undecided on a major so ideally the school would have a good sciences or liberal arts program] [more inside]
posted by Raze2k
on Jan 14, 2004 -