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.
I want to try every French pastry, over time, and be systematic about it. Walking into a big patisserie, we’re overwhelmed by choice, so before our next trip to France, I’d like to make up a life list. But I haven’t been able to find a complete list of pastries on the web nor in cookbooks. What resources am I overlooking? Let me know your own favorites, including regional specialties. Also, if you know any outstanding patisseries/boulangeries in Normandy or the Loire Valley, please share. My sweet tooth thanks you.
Looking for the name and/or pictures of a classic French advert with a pig. [more inside]
I'm looking for some good resources - be they blogs or just websites about French politics. I'm lost! [more inside]
My wife and I want to spend about 6 months in France learning French intensively. Where should we go to study? [more inside]
Can anyone help me get a copy of DragonDictate in German or French, or point me towards a discrete speech voice recognition program in either language that's currently on the market? [more inside]
I am trying to remember the of a SNES game I used to play that had been redone and was made available for PC. There was a post about it on me-fi about a year ago but I can't find it. The premise was that your character was transproted to an alien word and you have to escape their prison and find out how to get home. I have searched the following tags on me-fi: alien, game, games, videogames, and Nintendo. I remember the post mentioning that the creator was French so I even searched that and got nothing. I have searched other places with no luck. All I need is the name of the game and I will be set.
I'm looking for good resources for upright bass DIY education—especially regarding bowing basics and other physical/form questions. [more inside]
Looking for views of French and the French in North Africa. [more inside]
Help identify a title of a European film about a dance hall in France before, during and past the second world war, with no dialogue. The translated title (In Eastern Europe) was "The Ball." I can't identify it on IMDB. [more inside]
I'm looking for a particular brand of French shower gel called Bourjois. Is there any way to buy this in the U.S? [more inside]
Is there a way to prepare for feasting (eating large meals) without feeling nauseated? [more inside]
When I was in college, I watched a French movie for one of my classes. The premise, as I remember it, was that a French Jew is separated from his wife and child during World War II. He starts paying a old farming couple to hide him, giving them some of the gold and valuables he is carrying. Eventually, the old couple decide that hiding him is rather lucrative, and manage to fool him into remaining in hiding after the war is over so that they can squeeze him dry. [more inside]
I'm looking for a mac word processor with French language support (spelling and grammar) to replace Microsoft Word 2004. [more inside]
I am trying to remember the title of a French movie I saw in early 1999, although it may date from earlier than that. I don't remember the content of the main part of the movie at all other than that it had to do with amazing coincidences (or AN amazing coincidence, something like that)... [more inside]
I'm reading through some instructional material regarding the French language from About.com, and am running up against some inconsistencies in the way accented characters are being rendered in Firefox. Some pages render correctly, and others do not - the accented characters are replaced by question mark characters (these pages render correctly in Safari). Why would there be a difference between pages like this?
Give me some recommendations for French-language science-fiction or fantasy books. [more inside]
Looking for a song artist name (may be Sanseverino) and/or translation and/or original French lyrics...
Looking for a song artist name (may be Sanseverino) and/or translation and/or original French lyrics... [more inside]
French Food Filter: What is the ham that you find on the buttered, cheese/ham baguettes in France? [more inside]
Recommend to me a history of the languages of France. [more inside]
Why are the spines of French paperback books upside down? [more inside]
Excuse to wear cuff links? [more inside]
New Year's Eve in Paris... any ideas? [more inside]
Trying to remember the name of good French knife and also looking for suggestions for a good whittling knife. [more inside]
I find that our kids enjoy Starfall to learn reading. Does anyone know of a similar program for French? (Ages 5 and 6)
How do I change my ibook g4's keyboard layout to french? Does anyone know of any specially made stickers for the g4s, or, indeed if I could purchase a replacement keyboard anywhere? It's essential that I use the inbuilt keyboard for this. Thanks.
Any suggestions for cool French-language print media (comics, magazines, etc.) which would be interesting to an enthusiastic 16-year-old American in his third year of studying French in high school? [more inside]
Help me learn French. [more inside]
French rabbit Chardonnay - I love it! Does anyone know of a similar wine in the same price range?
Can I use the key from an English version of Microsoft Office 2003 Small Business Edition to install the French version from the discs?
I am looking for the name of some delicious French biscuits or, ahem, cookies which seem easily found in any French supermarket or corner store, but elusive on the internets.... [more inside]
Why would criminals have been branded 'Fleurdeliser': Hollyband 1593: Fleurdeliser, to burne one with an hot floure-de luce betweene the shoulders, when the Fleur-de-lis was employed by the French monarchy as a symbol of faith, wisdom and chivalry?
Sartre's brand of atheistic existentialism places a high premium on the value of action as the only means of self-definition. Why in Sartre's life did that action fall along lefty radical activism? Was that his personal ideology creeping in, or does his brand of existentialism demand action of one kind over another? [more inside]
Can someone explain French lycée-level notetaking to me? Is there some kind of secret system? [more inside]
Mac OS X 10.4 has a wonderful little feature associated with Dictionary.app : if press crtl + apple + D, it gives you the definition of the word under the cursor. Clearly this is only of limited use to a native english speaker, but I can imagine it being very helpful to non-native speakers, and I've very much love to have dictionaries in other languages (firsly French). However, it appears Apple never bothered to make any. Any idea what the file format is? Or how to make your own dictionary? [more inside]