oh french!!


“Unfortunately, tonight I seem to be somewhere else on the planet. Otherwise I would be there sipping champagne and toasting your fine health. So I do it in absence a few days earlier with a bottle of eau de vie. Tons of love, have a wonderful evening and wish I could be there. À bientôt !” - Benedict Cumberbatch toasts Studio Canal’s partnership with SunnyMarch


books read in 2017: anna and the french kiss by stephanie perkins

“Say my name again,” he whispers.
I close my eyes and lean forward. “Étienne.”
He takes my hand into his. Those perfect hands, that fit mine just so. “Anna?”
Our foreheads touch. “Yes?”
“Will you please tell me you love me? I’m dying here.”


Revolution Française Icons For Bastille Day!

(From top left to bottom right: Robespierre, Saint Just, Desmoulins, and Danton)

I didn’t think I would get these done but heres some Icons to get ready for Bastille Day!

((Feel free to use any of these, credit is appreciated but not required))


so i saw something i can’t remember where saying to redraw this screencap with your otp and well…

i don’t have a clue what’s actually been said in this but it seems pretty in-character whatever it is

Les Vocabulaire et Les Phrases de Le Petit Prince, Chapitres 1 et 2

  • Avaler = To swallow
  • Proie = Prey
  • Mâcher = To chew
  • Réussir = To succeed
  • Afin que… = So that…
  • Laisser de côté = Leave out/leave aside
  • Carrière = Career
  • S’égarer = To stray
  • Des tas de… = Piles of/heaps of…
  • Paraître = To seem/to appear
  • Une panne = A failure/breakdown
  • Réparation = A repair
  • À peine = Hardly/barely
  • Un naufragé = A castaway
  • Au lever du jour = At sunrise
  • Frotter = To scrub/to rub
  • Oser = To dare
  • Encombrant = Cumbersome
  • Bélier = Ram
  • Dedans = Within/inside
  • Suffira = It will suffice
  • Pencher = To lean

so i found some pictures of Stefan Karl from when he played that french guard and prince Herbet in Spamalot at the icelandic national theater

✏️ Tips for Learning a Language ✏️

✏️    Talk To Yourself 

- this helps me so so so much. I start thinking my languages when I complain about my cats when they’re being annoying.

✏️    Keep Yourself Interested 

- It’s hard work to learn a language. Find ways to keep yourself entertained. Aesthetic notes, fan fiction or buying your favorite books in your language is helpful.

✏️    YOUTUBE 

- this shit is so helpful. look up videos, listen to music, watch stupid challenge videos, it’ll immerse you into the language.

✏️    Pocket Dictionaries

- I have a whole self of german dictionaries (thanks mom), and honestly, it’s so helpful to look through them. Keep them on hand to find words that you don’t know

✏️    Accept Mistakes 

- You’re learning an entirely new way to communicate. Honestly, you’ll make a lot of mistakes. When you accept it, it becomes less traumatizing to mess up

✏️    Change your phone and games

- Ok, I didn’t wanna do this, but I did. The moment I switched my phone to french, oh my god, it was so immersive. I didn’t even know how much time i spent reading on my phone until I switched. I did switch back, and I felt less immersed. So honestly, it helps. I’m an active Minecraft player, so I changed my game to French. Holy fuck did that help.

✏️    Take notes ALL THE TIME

- Find a quote you like? write it down. Find a new word? write it down. Song? WRITE THAT SHIT DOWN.

✏️    Tumblr blogs are helpful

- I follow a les mis blog that posts about the french election in french and honestly, seeing memes and slang in french is so helpful, like yes.

Not all of these will work for you, but they help for me, so I hope that you benefit from this.

~ Rin