View Full Version : French help please

05-31-2010, 05:07 PM
If my MC turns on the TV news in Texas, he might see a "Breaking News" scrolling headline or banner.

What would he see in Paris? How do you say, "Breaking News" in French?


05-31-2010, 05:15 PM
edit: removed boring joke

05-31-2010, 05:25 PM
If your MC can read it, won't he just translate it in his head?

(I only know enough French to order dinner and get directions)

05-31-2010, 06:13 PM
I only know a few words of French, but I'm visiting Paris right now so I feel entitled to post!! :D The word for news is: actualités and I also have seen actualités du jour (daily news). That's how far I've got. :)

Ms Hollands
06-04-2010, 02:15 AM
Perhaps "édition spéciale" would be more breaking than "actualities". French man sitting next to me says so, but someone will no doubt come along from Canada and tell me he's wrong (comme d'hab). :O)

06-04-2010, 02:21 AM
Fine then.

Here's a link to the French CBC news site. "Grandes Titres" seems to be the heading for the latest and biggest.