Film & TV : Intouchables

The French movie “Intouchables” was released in 2011. This movie, directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, was met with great success across the entire world. Driss, played by Omar Sy and Philippe, a billionaire played by Francois Cluzet meet during a job interview for a full time care giver position as the businessman became…

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French of France V. French of Quebec

Our French-speaking cousins overseas definitely speak French, but their French is a little bit different which includes its own unique idioms. Before we speak about grammar or about the language itself, you will see the first big difference, or better yet hear it. Listen closely to Celine Dion speaking French, then listen to Marion Cotillard….

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Bastille Day: What is it?

First, if you decide to go to France on the 14th of July, it is important to know one thing: the name “Bastille Day” does not exist! We call it “Fête Nationale” (National Day) or just “Le 14 Juillet” (The 14th of July). With that said, let’s see now what happened that day in French…

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