Did you do well at school? I liked going to school and rarely had any problems. German, English and French were definitely my favourite subjects. I didn’t do quite as well in chemistry or physics – the problem was (she laughs), I simply wasn’t interested in them.
Did you always want to work with languages? Yes, absolutely. I always wanted to have a job where I could work with language, literature and film. And now I work in a translation company and write book and film reviews for websites and magazines in my spare time. I took exactly the path that I wanted to take – I’ve been so lucky!
Your mother tongue is French. What does the language mean to you? It’s the language I feel at home in. But I love German and English, too.
In Switzerland, the French word of the year was “iel”. Can you explain this term to us The pronoun “iel” combines “il” and “elle”. This new word is a practical solution that shows respect for everyone: men, women and non-binary people. Gender-sensitive language.
Have you got a particularly nice-sounding word in French for us? I love the word évanescent, transient.
And in English? Pristine.
As a film aficionado you are bound to have a tip for a good series for us. I have three actually. Twin Peaks, Community and The Haunting of Hill House. These three series represent what I love: the first one is strange, a bit weird. The second one is really funny. And the third one is spooky. I love ghosts.
Merci! You’re welcome.
Amandine, say A or B
Coffee or tea?
We’re getting off to a good start – I like both. And apart from that, I am a Gemini – we don’t like making decisions.
Book or Netflix?
Michel Houellebecq or
Simone de Beauvoir?
Chuck Palahniuk, one of my favourite authors
Pasta or pizza?
Doesn’t matter, as long as there is cheese on top.
Early bird or
London or Paris?
Wine or beer?
Summer or winter?
Autumn: colourful leaves and Halloween!
Green or blue?
Dog or cat?
No comment. I don’t want to get into trouble with my dog or my cat. They’re already jealous enough of each other as it is.
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