Elections

French election vocabulary
In French election years, newspapers are filled with an array of specialized words and phrases you might not be familiar with. Here's some essential vocabulary to help you make sense of everything.

   

   

   

Manifestation à Paris

Manifestation à Paris
Protests over the police killing of George Floyd in the US have spread all over the world, including Paris, reigniting anger over the killing of Adama Traoré in 2016 as well as police violence in general.

   

   

Et demain ?

Et demain - chanson
More than 300 French celebrities, confined alone at home but together in spirit, sang a beautiful song in appreciation of hospital workers making another tomorrow possible for the rest of us. Video with interactive subtitles.

   

   

Attestation de déplacement dérogatoire

LKL
From 30 October to 1st December 2020, France is once again on lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19. Anyone leaving their home must show a signed copy of this document upon request. I've turned it into a reading comprehension exercise with side-by-side translation. Updated 2 April 2020