French humour

Hello everyone! Today we are going to talk about French humour. Surely like other countries, it is something that is really present in the life of people but maybe even more for French people.  If you ask them how their humour is, they could probably say that it is quite bad. Meaning the jokes can…

French culture

Today in this French in Bordeaux article we are going to talk about French culture and more precisely the 21st of June, which is a special day in France. This is what we call La fête de la musique.   This celebration was created in 1981 by the minister of culture, Jack Lang, and the…

The french films

Today in this French in Bordeaux article we are going to talk about cinema and the french films that you can watch if you want to practice your oral comprehension or just to chill during the weekends but still practicing french.   First of all : The french films   One that may not be…

Grammar focus

So today in this French in Bordeaux article we are going to talk about grammar focus and more precisely where to place the subject of a sentence.   Most of the time   In French, most of the time (because you know that in French we have a lot of exceptions) we place the subject…

Idiomatic expressions

Today in this French in Bordeaux article we are going to see four idiomatic expressions (expressions idiomatiques in french). Maybe you’ve noticed that they are really important in the French language and most of them have a real significance and history. Idiomatic expressions   The first :   I have chosen « Avoir (quelque chose) sur…

Shopping in Bordeaux

Today in this article of French in Bordeaux we are going to talk about shopping in Bordeaux. But let’s not focus on the “longest street” that is the famous Rue Sainte-Catherine. When I go shopping in Bordeaux I’d rather go on the many little cute streets of Bordeaux, and there are so many in this…

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What is “le Lillet” ?

What is “le Lillet” ? This is an alcohol that belongs to the “apéritifs” because we usually drink it when we have a drink before dinner. This alcohol is produced in Podensac which is close to Bordeaux. It is made with 85% wine and 15% fruits and cinchona liquor (quinquina). The fruit peels macerate for…

What are these expressions from Bordeaux ?

I / “Gavé” : This word is really famous here in Bordeaux because it is really used, especially by young people, to mean something like “very”. You may have already heard “c’est gavé bien !” meaning it is really good. Though young people use it all the time they did not invent it. It comes…