English with a sprinkling of French (and how the accent affects comprehension)

Written by Diane. Posted in on everything else

Super cool French expat blogger Mathilde tweeted a post from another French expat blogger, Sarah of SarahContePhilly, that caught my eye. It was all about French false friends — a word that is misleading because the word doesn’t mean what you think it does. For example, le smoking in French is actually a tuxedo/dinner jacket and has nothing to do with smoking. It got me thinking about French words that we use in English that we may not even recognize as such….

GO! (with audio)

A dog’s perspective: Dagny takes over the blog

Written by Diane. Posted in on Dagny the dog, on life in France

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Hi guys, Dagny here. If you don’t know me, I’m that lovable, furry black thing that you sometimes see here on the blog, aka the dog. My mom went out for a bit, so I figured I’d open up that laptop thing that she stares at all day long and see if she keeps my treats in there. But first, I know my mom did a photo post a while back on where we live if you want to see her pics, but I never see any of those things down at my level. You see, I’m little and the world looks very different when you’re down low like I am. I’ll show you the real deal.

Let me take you on my own photo tour of where we live, which I’m told is this place called France. It’s pretty great…

Let’s go!


French flea market tips to shop like a pro

Written by Diane. Posted in on life in France

French-woodend-toy-quilles French flea markets have oodles of treasures just waiting to be discovered and can end up being one of the highlights of your trip. No run-of-the-mill souvenirs from the airport here! So whether you live in France and have never been to a flea market or are just here for a short period of time, read on for my French flea market tips to shop like a pro.

Here are my top French flea market tips!

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