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Newbie advice - where to start!

Started by Sarah Moorcroft on Friday. 0 Replies

We are just about to embark on our move to France, well ok so we have a buyer for our UK house which is a good step on the journey. What would your advice be for essential language to get us through…Continue

Speaking French

Started by John Watkins. Last reply by Graham Darby Oct 3, 2014. 2 Replies

I have read occasionally of people banging their heads and coming round speaking a foreign language, I am just short of 70 and constantly bang my head on various objects, the next morning I wake up…Continue

Tu and vous - a handy flowchart

Started by Catharine Cellier-Smart Jul 15, 2014. 0 Replies

If you have trouble knowing when to use 'tu' and 'vous', here's a useful flowchart that was in last week's LA Times: …Continue

"les bises" in France.

Started by josette martin. Last reply by Kirsten Monteil Jul 10, 2014. 35 Replies

Has any one in the Je ne sais quoi group ever wondered how to manage the issue of "bises "when you meet someone in France? Do you wonder what to do? It can be 4 also ; sometimes between air and…Continue

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Comment by James Higginson on January 1, 2011 at 0:46
That's for Wendy and Josette...
Comment by Michael Millar on January 1, 2011 at 0:34

James, do you and Catharine get to judge the challenge?


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Comment by James Higginson on January 1, 2011 at 0:29
Sounds like 'a' challenge...
Comment by Hilary Newhall on December 31, 2010 at 22:34
Was thinking it could be improved with stripey T-shirt, string of onions, baguette and bicycle!! My dorta took a piccy of me, but camera's not good enough :-(

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Comment by James Higginson on December 31, 2010 at 22:22
Needs garlic and more gesticulation
Comment by Hilary Newhall on December 31, 2010 at 22:00
Oh, I like it James!!! :-)

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Comment by James Higginson on December 31, 2010 at 21:50

Here's mine

Comment by Hilary Newhall on December 31, 2010 at 21:46
Interesting Michael, I was thinking this morning that the gallic shrug would be so appropriate for this group!!! - Hilary

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Comment by James Higginson on December 31, 2010 at 21:45
We should ask the photog group to shoot one
Comment by Michael Millar on December 31, 2010 at 21:35
Group image:  I wonder if this is copyrighted...Google images, do a search under "gallic shrug" - page 1, the little girl in hat and coat front of the Valentine's Day greeting cards...qu'en pensez-vous ?  Alternatively, if someone could take their own photo with a similar pose ("bof" expression, big shrug, arms/hands just so)...
 
 
 
 

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