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.
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]
Francofilter (part 2) (part 1): What's my best option for a science/technical French-English/English-French dictionary? [more inside]
Help me find this French song about a sheep in a bath. [more inside]
Au secours! Comprehensive online resource(s) for translating an English CV into French? Proofreader referrals? [more inside]
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]
Guitar player from France. With Jewish roots. Plays fusion and his name is.......? [more inside]
How to woo a French-American woman? [more inside]
Where can I go for 2 to 4 weeks this summer to learn French that includes housing? Immersion programs would be perfect. [more inside]
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!
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?
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]
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]
If the Incredible Hulk were French, how would he say his famous "Hulk Smash!"?? [more inside]
Where can I stay in France this summer? [more inside]
What French literature is relatively easy to read? [more inside]
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]
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.
"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]
ArtFilter. Need help finding info on the artist Marius Girard. [more inside]
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.
How do I search French ebay effectively for lots of used French childrens clothing? [more inside]
What are the best (free) podcasts for learning languages? [more inside]
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!
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]
Francofilter (part 1): I would like to start listening to French music. Can you recommend places online to find good, (legally) free music with French singing? [more inside]
I am looking for a specific poster, and any information about where I could find one would be greatly appreciated. It's a poster with colorful illustrations or photographs of equipment found in a radio station (mics, headphones, midis, volume control, etc.) and all the vocabulary is in French. I know such a thing may be impossible to find, but I need to try.
Looking for an online store to easily find and purchase popular/classic books translated/written in European French. Mag subscriptions too!
I'm looking for popular books, novels, magazines, comic books...in European French (not Canadian French). I'd also like to be able to easily order/purchase them from home (preferably from places like Amazon.com). [more inside]
How do you say the commonly used phrase "raison d’etre"? Anybody have a sound file I could listen to?
Can anyone direct me to information on/analyses of language politics in Algeria under the French? [more inside]
I'm looking for comics, cartoons, and jokes that focus on Quebec-French vs France-French. Could you help me find some?
My wife and I want to move to Canada; Montreal, specifically. What do we need to know? (Currently living in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. of A.) [more inside]
How do I get over my fear of speaking in public... in a foreign language? I can barely function when speaking in my second language, partially because of this fear. [more inside]
Did Alexandra David-Neel ever meet Georges Bataille? [more inside]
Does anyone have a suggestion for where to go in Montreal to improve my written French? [more inside]
Speaking French Canadian French vs. speaking French French [more inside]
How do I found out about books, museums, exhibitions, and artifacts relating to Buddhism in Paris in the 1920s? [more inside]
Name-that-french-film-filter: set in the 60's or 70's, bank robbers, morocco. [more inside]
What kinds of music are hip French 19 year-olds (or any hip people for that matter) listening to? Who are some popular artists? [more inside]
Where can I find a copy of the play by René Fauchois that Jean Renoir's film Boudou Saved From Drowning (Boudu sauvé des eaux) is based on? Does an English translation exist? [more inside]
I'm making a list of Cognate words within the Indo-European/Romance Languages and am looking for words to add to it. [more inside]
Please recommend some French websites. [more inside]
French speakers: nuances in translating this phrase? [more inside]
Ok, so my french isn't just bad -- it's nonexistant. Can anyone identify the singer and/or title of the song of which there is a snippet inside? If not the singer, can you give me the proper title, or spelling of some of the lyrics so I can google them and perhaps find the singer that way? I love the smooth sound of this clip and would love to find more. It's a great rumba! :) [more inside]
Gimme your recommendations for children's books, in French (...the books, not your two cents, natch). [more inside]
Do you know your French actors? Well then tell me, who is this man? [more inside]
Can anyone identify this French film? [more inside]
Getting married next week and need a French reading. We're bilingual but our ceremony is all in English. As acknowledgment of the French side of our culture (an as a concession to the French side of the family) we'd like to have a French reading as part of our ceremony. The only problem is that we don't know any appropriate French poetry or other nice words that could be read. The wedding's in a week and I'm starting to freak out a bit, although the worst thing that could happen is we skip the reading (deep breaths....) [more inside]
What's the best way for an adult to learn French? [more inside]
I'm looking for French films featuring American characters in France. The years I'm most interested in are between 1945 and around 1970, but if there's something more contemporary I'd be glad to know about it too. I've already looked at a bunch of Jean-Luc Godard's films; now I'm looking to branch out.