‘I’m suffocating’: French delivery driver’s last words echo George Floyd case | Four police officers questioned for involuntary homicide over death of Cédric Chouviat theguardian.com/world/202…
TIL When a French scientist wrote that American wildlife was physically inferior to European wildlife, Thomas Jefferson was so offended that he got a group of soldiers to find and send the scientist a bull moose from New Hampshire to prove the "stature and majesty of American quadrupeds." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
[homemade] French macarons
French caretakers take the sand from Omaha Beach and scrub them into the letters to give them the brown/gold coloring.
Leaked comments from a private Facebook group for police officers have fueled outrage over racism among French law enforcement. Members of the group repeatedly used racist and sexist terms and mocked victims of police brutality france24.com/en/20200606-…
CEO of French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi said that if Sanofi develops a vaccine, doses would likely go to Americans first. Hudson said this was understandable, given the U.S. had financially supported its research.The comments outraged the French gov't and provoked an uproar in France. npr.org/2020/05/15/856293…
Old French Kitchen Utensil.. what is it? Its use?
TIFU by accidentally asking a waitress for something very 'off the menu' in my terrible French
I was about 12 year old when I made this faux pas. I was living in France, but my French wasn't that good yet, and I would still forget words.
I joined my sister in a cafe. She had already ordered food, and I wanted some of hers, rather than order my own. I grab the attention of the waitress to ask for a fork so that I can have a bit of her food.
At this point, I'd forgotten both the words "fourchette" for fork, and "morceaux" for piece/bit. So, I did what many foreigners do, and said these words in English, but with a French accent.
Not only does "fork" in a French accent sound rude on its own, but as I'm gesturing with my hand to my open mouth, I say it's because I want a "bit".
The look on the waitress was a cocktail of wtf expressions, before my sister speaks to her, and she laughs. She then explains to me that a "bite" is French slang for a dick. I'd basically been gesturing open mouth with my hand going back and forth saying "can I have a fuck? I just want a dick"
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Mayo on French fries is absolutely delicious.
I get the feeling that ketchup is the preferred condiment for the deep-fried potato batons in the US. But in Europe mayo-based sauces are the preferred accompaniment to those golden sticks, wedges, waffles, curls etc etc.
Which is a damn shame, because nothing can beat the creamy, tangy, unxious flavor with les frites.
Video by a local waterworks in Germany about bottling up their tap water and selling it in the French city of Evian youtu.be/m6qW1IaOwZ0
Read it in French! Ok!
I live and studied in a Spanish speaking country, and since I went to a public university, most of my classmates didn't speak English. By the time this story happened, I was fluent in English and French.
For one of my classes, the teacher had a digital version of the subject's textbook, but he had it in English. The very first time he used that textbook in class, he asked me to read out loud. It wasn't immediately clear to me if he wanted me to read in English for him to translate later, or if he wanted me to read and translate into Spanish, specially since he had no way to know my English level, so I asked:
"No...in French" he answered with a sarcasm.
And that's what I did. I read and translated the whole paragraph into French. After I finished, I could see he was angry, while my classmates were mostly astonished.
Everyone always forgets about the French 😔
A German infantryman assists a wounded French soldier during the Battle of Thulin, Belgium, 23 May 1940
This is an illustration I made for a french board game called "Aös Univers". It was a first time so I wanted to share it with you guys! What do you think?
Today marks the 80th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle's appeal to the French people and the start of the French Resistance.
French soldier being rescue by two german soldier during the climax of the battle of Verdun, 1916 (621x440)
I don't understand French, therefore it should be considered wrong
TIL that those wounded while fighting in the French Foreign Legion can immediately apply to be a French citizen as they are "French by spilled blood". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
[homemade] Totoro coffee French macarons
Got them double thick thighs, French fries
French troops of the 2nd armored divsion, on their way to liberate occupied Strasbourg, 1944 (1000x650)
AITA for telling my daughter to speak French or leave my house?
My grandparents escaped France at the start of WWII. They lived in hiding during the war and after the war they started life over in America. So my French ancestry is very important to me. I speak French and my four children speak French. I am a single dad. Two of my children are still teens and living with me and my oldest two daughters are staying with me right now until the whole situation ends. My oldest daughter brought her boyfriend with her.
My children and I all speak French to each other inside the house. Ever since she brought her boyfriend home, my oldest daughter will not speak French. I will ask her a question in French and she will answer in English. I asked her why and she says she doesn’t want to alienate her boyfriend because everyone would be speaking French except him. I told her that she can speak French or leave. Now my daughter won’t talk to me in any language and my other children think I was too harsh. AITA?
[Romania, 1957] The politeness of the French colonialists in Algeria: "[Do you want] a cigarette?", "...and fire!"
Gorgeous room within French cliffside estate
French pre-dreadnought battleship Carnot in 1896 [1446 x 768].
French soldiers, battle of Somme 1916. Colourised by Memento
proud of my French teacher. showed this one to the online class
TIL that while French being extinct as a language is presented as joke in Futurama, in the French dubbing of the show, the extinct language is shown to be German instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fut…
An old post, but French’s ketchup >> Heinz. They employ Canadians and buy Canadian tomatoes. Heinz put Canadians out of work.
Benteke: "I remember my first conversation with Hodgson, it was in English. And then we were in training and I was talking at the time with Sakho, Sako and Zaha. We were talking in French, and then Roy came and he said in French: ‘Be careful what you say because I understand French.’ cpfc.co.uk/news/2020/may/…
French police fired tear gas to disperse around 2,000 demonstrators protesting against racism and police brutality in the northern city of Lille. "No justice, no peace," the crowd chanted, echoing the protests which have taken place across the United States france24.com/en/20200604-…
Homemade Brioche is the perfect foundation for an epic French Toast
Hi! I'm from Morocco and I have an important French exam coming soon, so wish me luck. I'd write this in French but that would be studying and I'm trying to procrastinate, but I made this.
French psychic sisters by @jimetenzin_w from instagram, or known as Sidestreet_boy on reddit. You might've seen some of his other work, give him some support.
This French artist made this 3D illusion graffiti in an abandoned building
Girl who breaks up with you because you won't stop eating french onion soup in bed starterpack
Installed vintage french doors leading to the bedroom now that I finally own my one bedroom - Johannesburg, South Africa
*angry fox and french man noises*
French serial-killer 'expert' admits he made up his experience — even the murder of his nonexistent wife foxnews.com/world/french-…
Live streamer gets pissed at a drive thru worker for giving her bad french fries and makes them give her a refund v.redd.it/3fnrj74gsp551
I wanted a flexible way to display my LEGO kits, so I built a simple french cleat system, and made the shelve's corner supports to look like legos. I still have 7 more kits to add, but ran out of time. It works really well!
Got old french fries? Just cuttem up all small and fry them again with onions. Add bacon if you're into that kind of thing.
Cool Lord of the Rings reference in french mission tree
19yo French student. I still sleep with stuffed animals, and socks when I'm cold
This is how UK PM Boris welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron for the 80th anniversary of General Charles de Gaulle’s Appeal of 18 June. v.redd.it/2vk9ibltgu551
French flamethrowers during the First World War [Verdun, 1916]
AITA for telling someone to stop jogging with their french bulldog?
As you know, french bulldogs have breathing issues due to their deformed noses.
I saw a girl jogging with her french bulldog. I told my wife i wanted to say something, but she said not to, so I didn't.
A few days later, I saw the same girl and dog around my neighborhood walking, so I took this chance to say something. I told her to please consider her dog's breathing issues when jogging. She told me when she jogs with him, she does intervals of light jogging for 1 min then does 3 mins of walking for 15-20 mins and she only does this every two weeks. Never in the Summer.
I see where she's coming from, but I told her he's probably not doing too good. She then says he runs constantly in dog parks for more than an hour so he's fine. I told her thats different. She says "ok i hear you - have a great day!". Honestly this is a rude response since I feel dismissed. So I ask if she's going to stop. She says probably not. At this point I'm mad so I tell her she shouldn't have gotten this bree
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Just speaking as an intuitive that took french for two years...
Hey guys, I'm French and I just picked up Duolingo Dutch. So... You trying to beef with us?
My soon to be French toast disapproving of my dietary choices.
[OC] 10 years ago today, France NT players went into strike during the World Cup in South Africa, for the most infamous moment in french football history. But how did this happen ?
2004 - 2010
All start after 2004 Euros. France NT, coached by Jacques Santini, is eliminated in QF by Greece. High-profile players like Zidane or Thuram announces their international retirement.
It's time to rebuild, and french federation picks Raymond Domenech as the new coach. He was the coach of the U23 since 11 years, and federation expect him to bring new young players in the team.
The choice is a bit criticized, because Domenech has very few experience of coaching as high level. But he starts a real revolution, new staff, new methods ; he was appointed for this.
The first matches are very poor, and quickly Domenech starts a conflictual relationship with the press. He doesn't answer the questions about the matches, the tactics, and prefer irony, bizarre answers and provocations. Some says he does this to protect his team, some says it's because he loves to troll and getting attention (he is a theator actor in his free time). He loves to tell to the journalists "rendez-vo
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A Montreal church that earned $300k/year from its parking lot won't have to pay taxes to the city (article in french) journaldemontreal.com/202…
Moroccan old towns tend to be color coded, so I made this French flag
If you don't get out you get french kissed, Joestar technique! (I posted it on Facebook)
French police protest against chokehold ban - Police staged protests in cities across France against a ban on chokehold restraint techniques imposed by the government reuters.com/article/us-fr…
Why did the Spanish crowns Bankruptcies in the 16th century not lead to revolution like those of French monarchy in late 18th century.
I'm wondering why the "revolution" didn't happen earlier in Spain. Spain was the first monarchy to actually go bankrupt as far as I know. What actually happened? It's not like the monarchy lost its palace to the mortgage company. What were the ramifications?
Spain went bankrupt 6 times or more, fought wars of Religion vs Islam and Protestantism,a squandered money on colonies , both in the Americas and Spanish Netherlands. Gunpowder was around, though not as advanced, so the people didn't have to be trained like a full fledged knight of earlier medieval times, so the weaponary was there.
France went bankrupt, and all of Europe goes to war? Why the difference? More so looking as to why Spain managed to "survive" whereas Frances started the Revolution.
TIL The French Marshall Michel Ney was a respected Marshall who served Napoleon. After Napoleon's second exile, he was charged with treason and sentenced to death by firing squad. Due to his status, he was allowed to face the soldiers unblindfolded and was permitted to give the final order to fire. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
What's a French revelation you've had that blew your mind?
For me, I just found out that the phrases
"C'est toi qui est" "C'est moi qui est" are wrong.
The following verb agrees with the object, not qui.
So it should be :
"C'est toi qui es" "C'est moi qui suis".
I found this out while watching Netflix. The "C'est toi qui es" completely slipped past me because it sounds exactly the same. But when I heard "C'est moi qui suis", my brain had a miniature stroke.
I had to double check on Reverso and Bon Patron and apparently it's true.
French M24 (FL10) light tank prototype
English archers bracing for the charge of the French cavalry at the Battle of Patay 1429 AD
my turrets killed a deathclaw and it died in this position | draw me like one of your french deathclaws
Anti-malarial treatment hailed by Trump has no benefit for coronavirus patients, French researchers find - Study is the most comprehensive done on hydroxychloroquine treatment for Covid-19 patients scmp.com/news/china/scien…
French kid with her kitty (1959)
TIL at the British surrender at Yorktown in 1781, the British were marching facing the French army, ignoring the Americans. Marquis de Lafayette, commander of the American Light Infantry brigade, ordered his band to play Yankee Doodle, and the British troops instantly turned to face U.S. soldiers. allthingsliberty.com/2013…
French movies that never crossed the border starter pack
The Good ‘Ol French Revolution
Revamped my museum and park into a French-inspired garden!
Just created a Rickroll using french cities and google Maps
Subtitle for French song. Same line three minutes straight
Chancellor Rishi Sunak joins forces with French, Spanish and Italian finance ministers to write back to the US Treasury Secretary @stevenmnuchin1 to say they will press ahead with digital taxes, that the pandemic is making tech companies “more powerful and more profitable”.. twitter.com/faisalislam/s…
[Homemade] Steak au poivre (French Pepper Steak).
French Onion Soup from a can with Kraft Singles
I asked my French teacher what language to complete my work in and he said Japanese...
This is not an amazing story, but oh well...
So in French class, a lot of our work involves reading a text and either answering questions in English or French about the content. Because of this, many people ask my teacher what language to answer in for certain questions, and his standard answer is Japanese (sarcasm, because that’s a completely different language to English aaaand French!) He does this when he thinks that it is obvious, but sometimes it is not so obvious for us.
Anyways, yesterday in class, we were doing a worksheet and I asked my teacher what language I should answer the questions in. When he said Japanese, I typed my answer into google translate and copied the entire thing into Japanese. I filled out all of the questions (time consuming as I was handwriting, but worth it) and then handed in my completed work. The look on his face was absolutely priceless!
Let’s just say, I don’t think that he will ask us to do our work in Japanese again...
'Incredible Green Wave' in French Elections Celebrated as 'Mandate to Act for Climate and Social Justice' commondreams.org/news/202…
Coronavirus can survive long exposure to high temperature, a threat to lab staff around world: paper - French scientists had to bring the temperature to almost boiling point to kill virus scmp.com/news/china/scien…
Animal crossing French macarons! I made Daisy Mae looks funny with the bowl-cut 🤣. They’re filled with yummy 🍫 buttercream. It’s just a hobby of mine making characters macarons. Can you spot Isabelle?
What are your thoughts French bodybuilder Yedess Maxime’s physique?
The water from the faucet created a perfect sphere on this French press
My wife, kids and I were in the kitchen when my wife asked ‘what’s the French for baguette?’. There was a silence, myself and my 2 boys looked at each other as if to gauge who would deliver the killer blow, then my youngest said ‘err mum the French for baguette is baguette’.