Anna, a young #Russian woman, arrived in France 22 years ago to follow a course in #French literature. She met the one who will become her future #husband, Bernard, and will definitely settle down in our beautiful country.
They have been married for about 20 years and she still loves her man so much. They live in a nice house, sheltered from prying eyes.
#Podcast number three this morning is #Goalhanger’s #TheRestIsPolitics with Alistair Campbell and Rory Stewart. Is Angela Rayner more popular than Keir Starmer? What’s going on in #Poland, where support for #Ukraine seems to be waning? Why do the #French love #KingCharles? https://open.spotify.com/episode/2PpDzucE96TbYrNKTIRn4z?si=MrNulW40TCa91brapyGbgA #Spotify
#French 17th #Airborne Engineer Regiment receives first #Fardier light tactical vehicles https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_september_2023_global_security_army_industry/french_17th_airborne_engineer_regiment_receives_first_fardier_light_tactical_vehicles.html
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/ArmyRecognition/status/1707365510755602875
And then finally (for real this time), "Étrange Mélange" by Claire Laffut. Lyrics that will tear your heart out over just gripping music and a reggaeton backbeat. Lovely.
Wait! I forgot these songs! I listened to these songs ON REPEAT over and over and over again. For my non-Anglo speakers, I first present "quand j'entends les gens" by Melodie Lauret. The hardest part of this was selecting only one song by her. Moody. Atmospheric. Beautiful.
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Often, I want to Toot, but the exercice of translating my thoughs in english act as a filter, and I end up tooting sparsely.
Can I toot in #french?
I think the English made a big mistake when they borrowed the word "disgorge" from the French.
Luckily, I'm not a lawyer, otherwise, I'd have a fit of giggles every time that word is used in court.
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248yrs later... Montreal is #French-speaking, #British forces remain in... Britain, and #America stretches from sea to shining sea thanks to countless treaties with numerous tribes that it's double crossed.
All the while, those aforementioned tribes are to be content on their small plots of land "gifted" to them by a people that never had any right to the tribe's original land in the first place.
The author said he had been working on the project for a year. The photo shows soldiers of the 112th Territorial Defense Brigade. And in the center is Roman, a soldier from Zmiinyi Island who became the author of a catchphrase for Ukrainians: “Russian warship, go …”
"France has decided to withdraw its ambassador. In the next hours our ambassador and several diplomats will return to France," Mr Macron said
He added that military co-operation was "over" and #French troops would leave in "the months to come"
A comic strip from 2017 by #French artist, Boulet. Of #Miyazaki's .... let call it a bit. Or running gag. Miyazaki has said that #TheBoyAndTheHeron would be his last movie. Recent news says he is, again, back with new ideas for a next #movie.
You can see more of Boulet's art at his site. Even some Eng comics. https://bouletcorp.com/
Hope you enjoy this adorable bulldog called "Bright Eyed Bridget", new to my dog collection! Happy Sunday:)
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Watching some TV on holiday (subtitles on) helps refresh & progress our French 🇫🇷
Un dîner presque parfait is their version of the UK's Come Dine With Me but with separate scores for cuisine, entertaining & decor.
Scott had low expectations of Neil's paella. We'd already watched him cooking it. He included the usual, plus tinned carrots, soy & sweet chilli sauces. When it wasn't ready in time, he increased the heat & burned it.
Bilbo: Let's go back to bed! I don't want to walk now.
Twolegs: We have to walk. Look at this beautiful meadow,the sun!
B: All others are still in bed. Nobody walks.
T: But the fox, the heron ...
B: No dog. It's cold and wet, terribly wet.
T: As a beagle, you should be adapted to #British-like weather!
B: I'm a #French beagle. We wait in bed for the smell of fresh baguette!
T: You are just a #beagle!
B: In sit-in strike now. Take me home!
T: Okee, but the baguette is for me! #DogLife
Age of Dusk: "Hidden Treasure"
So I went grocery shopping this morning. I'm glad it is done. The weather was not terrible, but it is going to get worse as the day goes by.
I got to speak #French a little with some employees. I asked them something, and they were deliberating in creole, most likely Haitian creole.
#Rone is back with 4 unreleased tracks taken from his live performance album L(OO)PING with the #OrchestreNationalDeLyon, fine-tuned into a totally fresh listening experience ➰
2. So So So
4. Bye Bye Macadam
#French ski resort closes permanently because there’s not enough #snow
" #GlobalWarming has shrunk its ski season to just a few weeks"
It's a good day. After a quiet, smoky day at home yesterday, I started in #kimchi, made aloo palak with eggs for breakfast, watched the second-last episode of #MyLovelyLiar with my #kdrama peeps in 3 countries, and now, it's time to finish the kimchi and get the laundry done.
I'll start yoga strong classes this week as well as a #French discussion group. #hangul learning is going quite well. I made a Quizlet set with a lot of common words/phrases in K-dramas.
#sewing coming up on Wednesday.
A #French language question. I just realised I'm making a fundamental error.
From Wiktionary ( https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/longtemps#Adverb )
> C’était comme ça il y a longtemps, mais plus maintenant.
> It was like that for a long time, but not now.
Is that translation correct? I thought you could use "longtemps" to denote not just the duration of a time, but to measure the difference in time between now and then.
I mean, the French phrase above, I thought it meant "It was like that a long time ago, but not now", that the action happened far away in the past, not that it happened for a long duration and stopped, possibly recently.
(This seems like an aspectual confusion I have: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammatical_aspect )
The time my Dutch and my English start fighting has finally arrived.
After the first ignored things - forgetting how to say "atm" and referring is mentally as pin-automaat, I forgot the word for French "voie" (in train stations) and can only find "spoor". I will have to do the walk of shame to translate the words #french #english #dutch #languages #languagelearning #languagelearner #languagestruggles
French regulators ordered Apple to stop selling the iPhone 12 because the energy absorption is 5.74 watts per kilogram which is above the EU standard electromagnetic radiation levels of 4 watts per kilogram
Après bien trop longtemps, je me suis enfin décidé de faire mon post de #presentation
je suis un papa (avec l’humour qui va avec) qui bosse dans l’ #informatique dans la région de #Bordeaux.
Je repartage beaucoup, je réponds souvent, et parfois je parle de #musique (à écouter ou à pratiquer #Basse #guitare #saxophone ), de #technologie, d’ #imaginaire au sens large ( #livre , #bd , #film , #séries , #jdr ).
Et dans ce domaine je suis particulièrement sensible à l’horreur cosmique de #Lovecraft . (D’aucun pourraient parler d’obsession)
J’écris essentiellement en #français, mais j’interagis tout autant en #anglais
Si j’ai par le passé écris un peu pour le plaisir, aujourd’hui je me concentre d’avantage sur la musique et la photographie (vous trouverez d’ailleurs mon compte #Pixelfed dans ma page de profil)
It has been overdue for a long time, but finally, here is my #introduction post.
I’m a dad (with the associated jokes and humour) working as a #dev around Bordeaux in France.
I mainly reboost, answer often, and sometimes I do post about #music (to listen or to play #Bass #guitar #saxophone ), about #technology, and about #SF and #Fantasy (be it #book , #Comics , #movie , #series , #rpg ).
And in this theme I am especially receptive about #CosmicHorror and Lovecraft. (Some would even say I am slightly obsessed about it).
I mainly write in #french but I interact just as much in #english .
I used to write some #fiction for my own pleasure, but nowadays I prioritize making music and #photography (you can find my pixelfed account in my profile page).
Arsenal Women 3-3 Paris FC (2-4 on penalties): Gunners knocked out of Women's Champions League
Arsenal suffer a shock exit from the Women's Champions League qualifiers as they are beaten on penalties by #French side Paris FC.
The Republic of Ireland's slim hopes of qualifying for Euro 2024 are further dented as France run out comfortable winners at Parc des Princes.
Emmanuelle Béart: #French actress says she was victim of incest
The star of Mission: Impossible and Manon des Sources reveals the alleged abuse in a new documentary.
...oh, mais oui, they do.
Then why still buy from them?
fresh beautiful curves
french kissed music to my ears
she's bold and brassy!
#art #artwork #fediart #mastoart #poetry #writing #haiku #AYearForArt #artist #colorful #colorfulart #writingcommunity #life #poet #poets #christian #christianity #buddhism #celtic #writinglife #writers #writerslife #french #frenchhorn #horns #brass #classical #classicalmusic #music #musica #musical #musician #musicians
My #FairPhone4 is more than enough for me, so I won't invest in a new device. But I hope more ppl will join the community with this new model.