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…

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…

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…

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…

french culture lessons

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…