"Traffic" in the town of Vaison-la-Romaine. A car lover will appreciate today's edition, which focuses on a unique off-road vehicle, the UMM. Thanks for forwarding the post on to a friend! quatre-quatre or 4X4 (kat-kat or kat-ruh kat-ruh) (see sound file below) : four-wheel drive Exercises in French Phonics - great for learning French pronunciation. Order your... Read more →

un apiculteur (aah pee kuul tuur) noun, masculine : beekeeper, apiarist Example Sentence: (note: the sound file will be back soon... some technical difficulties today!) Aujourd'hui on fait la connaissance de l'homme qui murmurait à l'oreille des abeilles. Today we meet the man who whispers to bees. A Day in a French Life... by Kristin Espinasse "On... Read more →

Shade in Sicily. More photos of Italy in this weekend's Cinema Vérité. . enflure (on-fler) noun, feminine : swelling (of cheek, etc) also enfler (to swell) and enflé = (swollen) Sound File and Example Sentence: Download Wav or MP3 Notre chien a été piqué par une abeille. Sa "bosse," c'est l'enflure d'une piqûre. Our dog was stung... Read more →


The sign says "Products from the beehive". Picture taken in Serre Chevalier. The Ultimate French Review and Practice: Mastering French Grammar for Confident Communication abeille (ah-bay) noun, feminine bee La diligente abeille n'a pas de temps pour la tristesse. The busy bee has no time for sorrow. --William Blake . Thank heavens the vines are abuzz once... Read more →


My husband "King Bee" looking for a Queen. Thanks to our neighbor, Jean-Marie, he found a swarm (see it in the photo? just above the word "bee". Now to pry the buzzing mass from the underarm of that branch... un essaim (eh-sehn [silent "n," nasal sound]) noun, masculine : swarm (of bees) : crowd, swarm (of people);... Read more →