Even if you’re a bonafide Francophone and Francophile, we’ve think we’ve found five facts about the French language that will still manage to surprise you…
Have the French gone too far this time?
Whether you’re looking for museums, the perfect chèvre, or a vintage silk scarf, you’ll be sure to find it in Saint-Georges, arguably the best corner in Paris.
If understanding French people speaking full speed is your goal, then by no means is listening to the French radio or watching movies in French the right path to get there. It’s as if you gave a first grader Shakespeare to read. It’s only going to lead to failure, loss of confidence and frustration.
Why do you get to wear this ridiculous garment for the entire duration of your examination by your M.D.? Well, because, God forbid, Dr. Feelgood cannot - in any way, shape or form - see you in your full, glorious nakedness.
Nage en Eau Vive, is an extreme(ly crazy) sport played out in French rivers. Its translation, 'Swimming in live water' is explanatory. Basically, people get into wet suits, flippers and helmets; take a kick-board and throw themselves into rivers. It's like white water rafting. Without the raft.
...the French tradition of 'faire les bisous' (or air-kissing on either side of the face) is alive and well. The French are not huggers or hand-shakers, they are air-kissers. I'm still always a bit shocked when I see two young macho French guys greet each other with les bisous.