After living in France for over 30 years, and writing numerous guidebooks about the country, I thought making this app would be easy. I never thought it would take over a year, with countless trous de lapin (rabbit holes) to fall into along the way. I never thought there would be over 1,200 entries.
If you don’t see a word you’re looking for, try the very useful search feature. It also works both ways (ie type in the English for the French word). You’ll find regional specialities, and special tips on eating out and reading French recipes. If the word is the same in French and English, it may not be in the app.
But it’s been fun and thank you for downloading the app. I would love to hear any comments or suggestions or corrections you have, tap the “Get in touch” menu entry to send me a message. There will be frequent updates, more trous de lapin and corrections along the way, I’m sure!
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Images by EvaggeliaT, Jackson Pauls, Michael Pauls