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  1. NormanH


    Thanks for bothering to do that. I think you are right.
  2. NormanH


    Has anybody any idea why a perfectly good photograph would look so dark here?
  3. NormanH


    I have recently discovered this cereal thanks to a local restaurant which I find I much prefer to rice: https://blog.lafourche.fr/petit-epeautre-bienfaits-recettes It has more body and a firmer texture and when cooked in a stock it holds the flavour well/home
  4. It is often closed for maintenance in the winter but never so early or potentially for so long https://actu.fr/societe/occitanie-le-canal-du-midi-sera-ferme-a-la-navigation-beaucoup-plus-longtemps-cet-hiver_60253277.html https://www.thelocal.fr/20230313/famous-canal-du-midi-stays-closed-amid-water-level-fears-in-france
  5. If I pronounce my version (which is an argued-through version of Lori's) into my French note taker it gives Ajaccio.
  6. Auden knew his "Beaux Arts" đŸ€“
  7. I think the first is hard as in "ak" then the second is soft as in is "sio" ( in the French version anyway) if you think about it there is d'AC as in "d'accord" and "cio" as in "ciel" or "cimes"
  8. Yes it's possible. That, France Service, or the helpline offer a range of options. Thanks 👍
  9. That may have been the previous system. I think this 'Espace Santé" may have replaced it..
  10. Here is another which is a real challenge as the original has a tight rhyme-scheme and syllabic structure The original is here: https://www.poetica.fr/poeme-794/guillaume-apollinaire-le-pont-mirabeau/ Him reading it: https://media.sas.upenn.edu/pennsound/authors/Apollinaire/Apollinaire-Guillaume_01_Le-Pont-Mirabeau_1913.mp3 My Translation Beneath the Pont Mirabeau flows the Seine So do our loves Must I tell myself again Joy always came after Pain Clocks may strike, night may come Days go by, I live on Hand in hand, lets stay eye to eye Under the bridge Of our arms waves glide by Weary of eternal scrutiny Clocks may strike, night may come Days go by, I live on Love goes away as the water flows Love goes away Just as life slows And Hope deals us violent blows Clocks may strike, night may come Days go by, I live on Days and weeks pass in vain Nor time past Nor past loves come back again Beneath the Pont Mirabeau flows the Seine Clocks may strike, night may come Days go by, I live on video.mp4
  11. A French friend of mine told me that when I heard my translation and said it had put him off the poem for life. He is 98!
  12. I had previously signed up to a precursor of this system which never really took off. I still have the paper Icon on my CV I am all in favour and have been trying to sign up for a while but there is a moment in the process where you have to enter the numbers which are in a vertical line on the top right hand corner of the Carte, and 3 of mine are now illegible. I asked for a replacement Carte but was told that as it functions for the usual things they see no need to replace it. I will visit France Services (as mentioned in a previous post) since they are usually very helpful, but other wise I will have to wait for moment when I might not need it for a couple of weeks then "lose" it and declare the loss..
  13. I have just had mine. The Pharmacist said that the Covid one was for the latest variant. No noticeable side effects this time.
  14. You see... you try to hijack this thread in yet another direction.
  15. What is noticeable is how a thread where the OP asked a reasonable question, and was getting sensible and helpful replies was Hi-jacked by another poster with nothing helpful to say on the topic. I think the moderators should remove such posts from the original thread and invite the person concerned to post in another topic e.g. "Moaning about everything French" or some such title so the rest of us can go on offering whatever help or information we can about the original topic.
  16. Don't worry about ALBF. He makes a speciality of offering unhelpful and un-asked-for opinions instead of any real information. Puerile attention seeking.
  17. https://www.liberation.fr/environnement/climat/en-direct-tempete-ciaran-records-de-vent-interdiction-de-circulation-electricite-coupee-suivez-toute-lactualite-de-ce-jeudi-2-novembre-20231102_LNVBNIFV5JD7TOGNBXN4YTRHVE/
  18. Lori has a point. Use the Messangerie sécurisée button top right of my picture and it goes through directly and quickly
  19. Seconded. A programme about this type of danger: https://www.france.tv/france-5/direct.html
  20. When I log into my account I have a yellow button 'payer en ligne mes impĂŽts'
  21. I think that it is probably untranslatable given that much of the effect is in the onomatopoeia and assonance, but I had a go Verlaine.mp4
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