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French Expression of the Day: Tant pis

This expression is extremely common in France and like so many others, it can be tricky to guess what it means. Here's a look at 'tant pis' and how you can use it. It's a expression that you'll hear ... read more

Why US lawmakers want Germany to take another look in its museums

The commission pointed out that Behrens was paid 30,000 Reichmarks for the painting, which was in line with the market price of the day ... protesting in French: “Tant pis!” read more

‘Godard Mon Amour,’ from the Oscar-winning director of ‘The Artist,’ is visually bold but shallow

Tant pis, as Godard himself might have said: Too bad. R. At the AFI Silver Theatre. Contains graphic nudity, sexuality and crude language. In French with subtitles. 107 minutes. Ann Hornaday Ann ... read more

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On the day Chanel was plunged into mourning for a newly cold Karl Lagerfeld, did you dim the chandeliers and postpone the parties? I mean, this was the passing of the 85-year-old titan of French haute ... read more


The Treachery of Translators

Whereas my ichthyological vocabulary, whether in French or English or indeed any other language ... They took that as a “non.” Tant pis. All translators rewrite and rectify. Some even feel that they ... read more

Ten essential French phrases you'll definitely need every day

These 10 expressions will help you sound less like ... It's pronounced more like "ton pee" that tant pis, but definitely has nothing to do with urine. A synonym in French could be c'est dommage, or ... read more

How Marine Le Pen Is Changing French Politics

All eyes this day were on his daughter Marine ... If that means losing some fringe elements (many of whom support Marine’s rival, Bruno Gollnisch), well, "tant pis," she says. Other right-wing ... read more

Why ‘The Affair’ Bid ‘Au Revoir’ En Paris: Season 3 Finale Recap

In the first part of the episode seen through French academic Juliette’s (Irène Jacob ... Still, this strange abode had room service. So, tant pis. No, Juliette said, she would not tell her ... read more

Bonjour, Philippines!

During the French Revolution in 1789, Francois-Marie was incarcerated in the Bastille Tower but regained his freedom and his position when 900 of his subordinates petitioned for his head. Present-day ... read more

U.S. Lawmakers Want German Museums To Look Again for Looted Art

The commission pointed out that Behrens was paid 30,000 Reichmarks for the painting, which was in line with the market price of the day. Further ... he responded with a letter protesting in French: ... read more

PUBLIC LIVES; A Full-Bodied Career in the Family Business

If you'd like to know the details of the divorce, tant pis, as the French suppliers would say ... then he'd love to talk. It was an April day in France, earlier this year, and Mr. Zacharia, an ... read more

The little car you can drive in France without a licence

It is what the French call ... a windy rural lane, tant pis. Top speed is 45km per hour (28mph). It's probably a good idea to stop in the next lay-by and admire the view for a while rather than sit ... read more



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