Where would you say la St Valentin is most celebrated? Here are some statistics taken in Metronews this week:

France comes in 3rd place ( 3ème place) after the US and the UK, with 51% of couples celebrating.
The most common presents are:
Un dîner ( a meal): 37%
Des fleurs ( flowers): 25%
Des parfums ( perfume): 22%
Des bijoux ou des montres ( jewellery or watches): 16%
Lingerie ou vêtements ( lingerie or clothes): 11%

What about doing a little game to learn some French vocabulary about love? After all, French is meant to be the language of love ( le language de l’amour) !

You will get the answer to the hidden word next week!

You may like to impress your girl friend ( petite amie) , boy friend ( petit ami), wife ( femme), husband ( mari) using some of the following quotes:

J’ai besoin de l’air que tu respires comme de la seule atmosphère où je puisse vivre.” ( I need the air that you breathe to stay alive)
Citation de Benjamin Constant ; Lettre à Mme Lindsay, le 23 novembre 1800.

À toi ma vie, ma tendresse, à toi mon cœur pour toujours.” ( For you my love, my affection, my heart forever)
Citation de Charles Trenet ; Votre visage (1947)

Tu peux m’ouvrir cent fois les bras, c’est toujours la première fois.” ( You can open your arms to me, it is always the first time)
Citation de Jean Ferrat ; Paroles de la chanson C’est toujours la première fois (1965)

Would you like to test your French? What about trying the Alliance Française test on line? For more info…