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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Do you know that many objects are named after their inventor? – Part 2

Here’s the story of French nouns that were originally the last name of the person who invented them: Part 2: “ La Guillotine” is a machine designed to chop the head. It was invented by Doctor Joseph Guillotin to shorten the agony of the people sentenced to the death penalty. “ Le Kir” is a…

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Do you know that many objects are named after their inventor? – Part 1

Here the two fold story of the French nouns that were originally the last name of the person who invented them: Part 1: “Un Amphitryon” can be used in a very formal language as “a host who receives guests for diner”. This name became popular after the success of a Moliere play from the XVIIth…

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