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Yesterday, in Grenoble: fleeing oeufs. Add word-a-day to Yahoo, AOL, Google, or have it delivered, via email, here. fuir (fweer) 1. to take flight, to flee, to run away 2. to avoid, to shun Listen: Download MP3 or Download WAV Le temps fuit. / Time flies. French Christmas Music: "Mon Beau Sapin", "Saint Nuit", "La Marche des... Read more →


Meet an extraordinary 8-year-old and a giant named Hefty in today's story. All photos by Braden (except for the one above...). abracadabrant(e) (ah bra kah dah brahn [brahnt]) adj. : amazing, extraordinary syn: invraisemblable (bizarre), extravagant abracadabra : interjection , also, masculine noun for magical formula Audio file: Listen to "abracadabrant" at French Wikipedia... A Day in... Read more →


Never miss a photo. Sign up via email, RSS, or Twitter to access the latest edition. (Picture taken last year, in Ménèrbes). France and Monaco Rentals. Exclusive Vacation Rental Properties throughout France. siège-auto (see ezh oh toh) noun, masculine : car seat Audio File: Listen to 13-year-old Jackie pronounce the words, below Download MP3 or WAV Le... Read more →


Southwest of winter: bare trees & golden vine leaves. matelas (mat lah) noun, masculine : mattress related: sommier (box spring), surmatelas (pillow top), matelassé,e (quilted, padded) cacher son argent/ses économies sous un matelas = to hide money/savings beneath the mattress retourner son matelas (côte hiver, côte été) = to turn over one's mattress (winter side, summer side)... Read more →


How to Make Iced Tea on a French Vineyard.... also enjoy a free subscription to French Word-A-Day via Email or RSS tige (tizh) noun, feminine : stem, stalk Know any other definitions/uses for the word tige? Comment here. Audio File: Download MP3 or Download WAV La tige de cette plante est longue et fine. The stem of... Read more →


Illusions in the desert... read on in today's missive! Paris apartment for rent. St Sulpice. 215 euros per night (min. 3 night rental) Click here for more photos! . le poids (pwah) noun : weight Audio: listen to these words, below: Download MP3 or WAV prendre du poids = to put on weight perdre du poids =... Read more →


Our Mot-Par-Jour models, Braise & Smokey. les fleurs de cimetière (lay flur deuh sim tee ere) : age spots, "cemetery flowers" .............................................................................................................. Enjoy a free subscription to French Word-A-Day via Email or RSS .............................................................................................................. Listen: (note: sound file still not working well...) Download MP3 or Download WAV Le médecin m'a dit que j'ai les fleurs de cimetière... Read more →


The Hunchback of Notre Dame (spotted near the famous church). Yabla French Video Immersion. The fun way to learn French vantard,e (vahn tar, vahn tard) noun : a bragger, boaster se vanter = to brag vanter = to praise, to speak highly of vantardise = bragging, boastfulness ... know any more expressions or idioms? Add them here!... Read more →


Autumn Amblings... and the sound, in the distance, of leaves crunching underfoot . sagesse (saah zhess) noun, feminine wisdom, (good) sense; discretion Idioms & Expressions faire preuve de sagesse = to be sensible la sagesse populaire = popular (or traditional) wisdom agir avec sagesse = to act wisely la dent de sagesse = wisdom tooth Do you... Read more →