Tuesday 6 December 2011

The French Have A Word For It

Merely a link today to this article in The Guardian about French neologisms. It includes the word attachiante, which is a portmanteau of attachant (charming) and chiant (bloody annoying) and means a lady that you can't live with and can't live without: beautiful yet unbearable, intoxicating but intolerable.

Such words are terribly necessary if you're a Frenchman.


  1. Your blog is really awesome. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. I like french language very much. French language is romance language. I like French culture, tradition, french food etc . Last summer I have visited France as well as I have visited French restaurant. I have enjoyed French food very much.

  2. Thanks, your blog is great. Wish I had discovered earlier. I live my life between french, English (and Chinese) and am learning French everyday for the past 10 years.