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Invested In Vêtements – Winter Clothing In French Posted by on Mar 22, 2017

After spending time in la Floride over the holidays, I had an interesting wardrobe problem when I flew back to France. I had to make sure I had access to mes vêtements d’hiver (my winter clothes) or I would freeze à Paris! My relationship with le froid (the cold) started when I first moved to…

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French pronunciation basics part 2 Posted by on Mar 21, 2017

A few weeks ago, I shared a fun song that highlights proper pronunciation for the common ‘oo’ sound in French, based on requests for more help with pronunciation. This week in our continuing journey of sound, I thought it would be a good time to talk about final consonants. As many of you probably know,…

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Une Visite Chez Le Coiffeur Posted by on Mar 20, 2017

Here’s a short story in French (with it’s English translation below) about my son’s monthly trips to the barbershop. Following these three paragraphs, you can find the vocabulary used in the story as well as additional vocabulary you can use for your own trip to the hairdresser. Chaque mois, mon mari amène notre fils chez…

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Managing Le Déménagement – Moving In French Posted by on Mar 15, 2017

After a few more longues layovers I’ve settled into mon nouvel appartement (my new apartment). The whole process of moving was stressful, but not nearly as much as ma soutenance (my thesis defense). After the holiday cheer died down and the sounds of Bonjour Noël were drowned out by the cries of “Bon Nouvel An…

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A few of my favorite things Posted by on Mar 14, 2017

This week marks my cinquante-deuxième (52nd) entry to the Transparent Language French blog! Bon anniversaire à moi! (Happy anniversary to me!) Cinquante-deux semaine (52 weeks) means it’s been just un an (one year) since I first introduced myself to you! I hope it’s been une bonne année (a good year) for all of you and…

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