Some very common words or expressions in English or French can’t be translated by a single word in the other language. They require several words or another expression to express precisely their meaning.
I have selected a few of them, specific to the French or English language, which are untranslatable, difficult to translate in the other language, or need more words to explain their meaning.Read More
Have you ever ordered a style of coffee in Paris, only to have the waiter deliver something totally different? This week, I will share with you useful French vocabulary in decoding the different types of coffees you will find in France. Whether you’re a coffee aficionado who likes to discuss beans and roasts. Whether you're just someone who wants an espresso, learn more in today’s post. I’ll also share my top three recommendations of the 3 best spots to drink excellent quality coffee in Paris.Read More
Paris is a city that has a food market for everybody and the epicentre of all things French. It is not just the capital of France but of the nation’s cuisine as well. There is no better way to experience French culture than through its food. Today I'll share with you some useful expressions relating to all things food. Including what I believe are the top 4 food markets to visit.Read More
Wine in France is a religion. Now you are in France, you are impatient and ready to practice your French in a restaurant with a native. In this week’s post, I will share with you useful expressions in French to use with the waiter or the Sommelier while ordering wine in French in a restaurant.Read More
In Paris where the official “pain” is definitely the Baguette, this iconic bread is part of most Parisians’ daily routine. In today’s blog, I will share with you useful French vocabulary and expressions related to the boulangerie (bakery). Also, at the same time, I’ll share with you the 4 best boulangeries in Paris.Read More
A new trend of restaurants in Paris suggests the French are becoming more open to new, healthier ways of eating. The number of non-carnivores who prefer green to red is increasing. Rest assured, nowadays you are less likely to receive a quizzical look when stating your food preferences in a French restaurant. I have selected useful vocabulary and expressions that you can use in the restaurants as well as organic groceries stores. Also, phrases to comfortably discuss your food intolerances and preferences.Read More