Hint: If you don't get this, look up the German word for children ;)
Thanks to the follower who gave us the heads-up on this one!
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My partner just asked me if I could buy him some "parachute pants".... Quoi?
Turns out boxer shorts are called "un caleçon parachute" in French!!
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The hidden hard object lurking in each galette means this is a dangerous week for unsuspecting tourists and a highly lucrative one for French dentists :o
Visit www.thelocal.fr/20170105/the-galette-des-rois for the full story.
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I think we can all relate to this.....
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Bonne Fêtes de fin d'année from the French Alps! 🎉🎊💕.
2016 has certainly been an 'interesting' year.... and brace yourselves because it doesn't look like there's going to be any let-up in 2017 :o
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Bonnes fêtes de Noël to all my clients and followers.
Above all stay stress-free and safe this Christmas weekend ;)
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Propping up a bar last night my French partner suddenly turned to me and asked if I wanted to play 'flipper'.
Struck me as kind of funny ......Flipper being French for pinball!
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Handy Anglo-EU Translation Guide
Another one to watch out for - if you say you're not very good at something, it will be taken at face value and understood as "you're useless". Whereas you were probably just being modest! Also the overuse of the word "sorry"! Please head to alpinelinguists' facebook page here to comment.
Great insight from Oui in France about the need to take special care of your English after living in France for a while. ouiinfrance.com/2016/05/02/when-living-in-france-starts-messing-with-your-english/
Give yourself a clap on the back if this article chimes with you.
..... If it doesn't, maybe you need to get yourself some more French friends!
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To be fair no-one comes out of this very well... least of all the café owner for choosing such drab 'umbrellas'!
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