Are you looking for French books to read this summer?
Either in French or simply from French authors?
If you have already read all of Proust, Maupassant and Verne or do not feel ready yet to embark in Hugo’s Les Misérables, Alain Fournier’s Le Grand Meaulnes or Albert Camus’ L’Etranger, here are some non-classic suggestions of lesser known French books and authors, recent or not.
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At the start of the Great War, millions of men were gathered together to fight France’s enemies. One of the difficulty for the Army and the officers was that many Frenchmen actually did not speak French properly but spoke their own local dialects. After months spent together in the fields and trenches of World War One, soldiers created their own “ trench slang “ ( “ l’argot des tranchées “ ), mixing words from popular French, Parisian slang, languages of the colonial soldiers and other popular dialects. Continue reading French slang in the trenches of World War One.
Nowadays, text messages have been implemented in all languages. French is no exception to the rule, and has its own style playing on the pronunciation of letters and words.
Here you will find some simple to use French text messages that are used for SMS messages and also on the internet.
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Heavy Metal is certainly one of the most popular music in the world, but also one of the least known.
Metal is a genre of music that developed from Rock in the late 1960s and the early 1970s with famous bands such Black Sabbath or Judas Priest and their success also crossed the Channel and the Atlantic. Continue reading Heavy Metal in France