Etre connu comme le loup blanc

To be known like the white wolf? Why do French people use this expression? What does it mean? Does it mean to be known as a dangerous person? Well, if you are not familiar with this and other weird but fascinating French “expressions imagées”, let’s take a quick hop into this article. What does it…

Être à côté de ses pompes

“Être à côté de ses pompes” or “être tête en l’air” or even “avoir la tête dans la lune”. Does this tell you something? Have you been in this situation? Let’s find out! Check in the test below the things that you have done or usually do : Es-tu à côté de tes pompes? I…

Tourner autour du pot

Hello and welcome to “Expressions bien de chez nous”! In order to initiate you in French turns of phrase, we’re going to start with the expression “Tourner autour du pot”. What is it to “Tourner autour du pot”? We mainly do this when we are hiding something or just don’t want to talk about a…

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…

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…

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…

How to choose a wine from Bordeaux ?

Wine from Bordeaux : Wine from Bordeaux is a very important for wine. It has many vineyards. In the region of Bordeaux, when we talk about wine, there are 7 under-regions : Entre Garonne et Dordogne La région des Graves Le Blayais et le Bourgeais Le Libournais Le Médoc Les appellations régionales de Bordeaux (Bordeaux,…