French Newsletter

Come practice your French at la Table française
Tues. 11/4 7:30-8:30pm in Duke 307

Macarons (taken by J. Starmer)

Grammar review!  This chart quickly reviews prepositions with geographical locations:

Interested in the arts? This resource provides a detailed list of arts-related vocabulary words in French: http://www.youraga.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Vocabulairedes_Arts_Visuels.pdf

There are many food-related idiomatic expressions in French. Add these to your list:

If you prefer to prepare French food, here are 4 recipes from Dorie Greenspan's new book:

Does your dog watch TV? Read this article (in French) about a new French channel for dogs (yes, you read that right)!

If you appreciate the animation of Miyazaki (Spirited Away) and Takahata, you may want to read this article (also in French) about their work:

Have you looked at the bulletin board on the 3rd floor of Duke?  Right now it features sign languages from around the world.  Here is another interesting resource on French sign language:

Thinking about using Google translate? Think again. Here are many (humorous) examples of why it's not so good:

Don't forget to switch your clocks (if you use anything other than your cell phone for a clock!) back this Sunday at 3am!  In honor of changing the time, here is a French song (lyrics included) about l'heure d'hiver:

Au revoir!