Ă€ vs de

French prepositionsAs if the myriad possible translations of Ă  and de aren't enough, these two French prepositions also have complementary and contrasting uses.

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Abbaye du Thoronet

L'abbaye du Thoronet
Dans l'arrière-pays de Provence, à 30 kilomètres au sud-ouest de Draguignan, l'Abbaye du Thoronet est un chef-d'œuvre de l'art roman provençal.

   

   

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Adverbial Pronouns / Pronominal Adverbs

French adverbial pronounsAs you might guess from their name, adverbial pronouns are caught between two worlds: they are pronouns in the sense that they replace nouns, and at the same time they are adverbs representing a place, a quantity, or the object of a proposition. French has two adverbial pronouns: en and y.

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Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped

Arc de Triomphe, WrappedFrench videoParis's Arc de Triomphe has been entirely wrapped in fabric as a temporary artwork created by (deceased) artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Learn about the mixed feelings of spectators in this video with interactive subtitles.

   

Art de la traduction

Art de la traduction
Pour traduire un texte, il faut évidemment une connaissance approfondie des deux langues, mais être bilingue est loin d'être le seul critère.