cut (e.g, beans) lengthwise in preparation for cooking; "French the potatoes"
Of or relating to France or its people or language
of or pertaining to France or the people of France; "French cooking"; "a Gallic shrug"
the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France
A circular object that revolves on an axle and is fixed below a vehicle or other object to enable it to move easily over the ground
a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
steering wheel: a handwheel that is used for steering
change directions as if revolving on a pivot; "They wheeled their horses around and left"
A circular object that revolves on an axle and forms part of a machine
Used in reference to the cycle of a specified condition or set of events
Behind the Wheel - French 2
Vivez bien, aimez beaucoup, riez souvent. (Live well, love much, laugh often.) As a French language learner, you know that there is something magical about being able to express yourself in this beautiful language. Now Behind the Wheel French 2 invites you to practice your foundational French with lessons and stories based around real life scenarios, like eating out, shopping, and getting around town. This course first reviews basic concepts from French Level 1, then expands on these areas, focusing on medium-length sentence combinations, versatile vocabulary, and extensive sentence building instruction to improve conversation skills and listening comprehension. French Level 2 features both English and native French speaking instructors. This program includes a companion book and audio transcript to enhance the learning experience.
Huguenot Monument, Franschhoek
The Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek, South Africa, is dedicated to the cultural influences that Huguenots have brought to the Cape Colony (and ultimately the whole of South Africa) after their immigration during the 17th and 18th centuries.
The monument was designed by J.C. Jongens, completed in 1945 and inaugurated by Dr. A.J van der Merwe on April 17th 1948.
The three high arches symbolizes the Holy Trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. On top of the arches is the sun of righteousness and above that, the cross of their Christian faith.
The central female figure, created by Coert Steynberg, personifies religious freedom with a bible in her one hand and broken chain in the other. She is casting off her cloak of oppression and her position on top of the globe shows her spiritual freedom. The fleur-de-lis on her robe represents a noble spirit and character.
The southern tip of the globe shows the symbols of their religion (the Bible), art and culture (the harp), the agriculture and viticulture (the sheaf of corn and grape vine) and industry (spinning wheel).
The water pond, reflecting the colonnade behind it, expresses the undisturbed tranquility of mind and spiritual peace the Huguenots experienced after much conflict and strife.
The Memorial Museum neighbouring the monument elaborates on the history of the French Huguenots who settled in the Cape, and especially in the Franschhoek valley. On exhibition are the various tools they used to make wine, clothes they wore and the culture and desire for a better life that they brought with them.
Also on the site are wine cellars joined by a colonnade, which bears the words Post Tenebras Lux (lit. "after darkness [comes] light"). It was the motto of the Protestants during the Reformation, and is also inscribed on the Reformation Wall in Geneva, Switzerland.
1982 Renault 5 Turbo
The Renault 5 Turbo or R5 Turbo is a high-performance hatchback automobile that was produced by the French manufacturer Renault in the early 1980s. The car was designed for rallying, but was also sold in road-going guise.
Although the standard Renault 5 has a front-mounted engine, the 5 Turbo featured a mid-mounted 1397 cc Cleon turbocharged engine placed behind the driver in mid-body in a modified Renault 5 chassis. In standard form, the engine developed 160 PS (118 kW; 158 hp). Though it used a modified body from a standard Renault 5, and was badged a Renault 5, the mechanicals were radically different.
The first 400 production 5 Turbos were made to comply with Group 4 homologation. A second version, named Turbo 2, was introduced using stock Renault 5 parts replacing many of light alloy components in the original 5 Turbo version. The original 5 Turbo was in retrospect called "Turbo 1". The Turbo 2 was less expensive, but had nearly the same levels of performance.
All the racing derivatives were based on the Turbo 1. The factory pushed the engine output up to 180 PS (132 kW; 178 hp) for the Criterium des Cevennes, 210 PS (154 kW; 207 hp) for the Tour de Corse, and possibly as much as 350 PS (257 kW; 345 hp) in the Maxi 5 Turbo. These kits featured stronger engine internals and more efficient intercoolers.
Driven by Jean Ragnotti the R5 Turbo won the Monte Carlo Rally on its first outing in the World Rally Championship. The 2WD R5 turbo soon faced the competition of new Group B four-wheel drive cars that proved faster on dirt. However, it remained among the fastest of its era on tarmac where it was highly successful.
In 2004, Sports Car International named the R5 Turbo number nine on the list of Top Sports Cars of the 1980s.
behind the wheel french
Product Description Behind the Wheel Express – French 1 covers beginning to intermediate level French, providing a flexible, solid, and universal foundation in speaking, understanding, and creatively expressing yourself in French. The program features an English speaking instructor to guide you through the lessons and native speakers to aid with your pronunciation. Includes a companion book to reinforce and enhance the audio experience. Take a Look Inside Behind the Wheel Express – French 1 (Click on Images to Enlarge)