Tag: french

How to apply for French Nationality – Part One

Find out if you’re eligible to apply First things first, if you want to apply for French nationality you need to find out if you are eligible to apply. This information can be found on the servicepublic.fr website but, it’s only in French, so here’s a short translation: Nationality by Declaration through marriage to a […]

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French Films You Need to Watch

Before I moved to France the only French film I had ever seen was Amélie. I didn’t know of other French films, nor the names of any famous French actors and I’m ashamed to say that it stayed this way for a very long time! The problem was – I wanted to watch French movies […]

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The French You Don’t Learn at School – Part Five

The French you Don’t Learn at School is back and I can’t wait to share some new expressions with you! The goal of these posts is to help anyone learning French understand some well known and popular phrases that you definitely won’t learn at school but that you’ll need to understand a lot of Parisian […]

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The French You Don’t Learn at School – Part Four

As most of you know, I’ve been living in France for a while so I’ve had a lot of time to try and perfect my French. The one thing that’s difficult however, is that no matter how many words I learn there are still new words that I don’t know. These words aren’t necessarily in the French dictionary […]

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Lost In Frenchlation – The Ultimate Cinema Experience!

Although Lost in Frenchlation sounds like the title of my first 3 years in Paris, it’s actually something much more interesting! So what is Lost in Frenchlation? “The concept was born out of the frustration experienced by Lost in Frenchlation’s Co-Founders, Matt and Manon, when they couldn’t go to the cinema together due to Matt’s lack […]

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

I was recently nominated for the Sunshine Blogger award by fellow blogger Paulie from Paulie Loves Food (read Paulie’s nomination post here). Thank you Paulie for this wonderful award and here are my responses to your questions: 1. What do you like most about blogging? Blogging makes me incredibly happy and is such a big part of my life that […]

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Funny and Frustrating Things About Being Bilingual

You start to forget words in your own language One of the weirdest things that has happened to me over the past seven years is that I’ve started to forget simple words in my own native language – English. In general, the words I forget are words that even in England, I wouldn’t use very […]

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Our Frenchie Valentines!

This year, for Valentine’s day, I wanted to do something a little bit different on the blog to celebrate l’amour in the city of lights. After a bit of brainstorming, I decided that I wanted to interview some of my fellow expats about their French partners. The results are sweet, funny and really give an insight into what it’s like to be in a multilingual relationship!

Let’s start with Emily from The Glittering Unknown! 

Your names: Emily and Didier
Where you met: In front of the Coolin, a now-closed bar in the Marche Saint Germain
Dealing with bilingual madness: Since March 2015

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The French you Don’t Learn at School – Part 3

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Paul Taylor’s FRANGLAIS – the Bilingual Culture Clash we have all been waiting for

A few weeks ago I was sat in my flat searching for a different kind of inspiration. This time around it wasn’t for my blog, nor for my novel, but for my general sanity. Let me explain… After almost three years of regular date nights with my other half, I had started to feel like […]

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