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Let’s eat! Posted by on Feb 21, 2017

Everyone knows that the French love to eat (and that they know how to set a fancy table!). But do you know all of the different ways to talk about food in French? This week, we’ll review key vocabulary around eating . . . and drinking while we’re at it. Bon appétit!* On mange avec…

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Have You Heard “Are We Awake?” by French Singer Tal? Posted by on Feb 17, 2017

Since the beginning of time, music has helped us express ourselves in another way besides just speaking. Styles change and trends emerge, but music remains something important and essential in every culture.   Headed to France any time soon? Turn on the radio and you’ll certainly hear the song we’re featuring today. The singer, Tal,…

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Are French Fries French? Part 3 Posted by on Feb 15, 2017

The history of how English words use French as an adjective can be surprising and interesting. We’ve already looked at quite a few words in part 1 and part 2, and in this final part we’re going to look into la polémique (the controversy) surrounding the French origin of les frites. D’où vient les pommes…

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Love and animals? Posted by on Feb 14, 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day! C’est le 14 février*. Le jour des amoureux ! (It’s the 14th of February. The day of lovers!) In honor of the day, I thought a little song about love was in order. Malheureusement (Sadly), l’amour n’est pas toujours facile ! (love isn’t always easy!) So while today’s song is about love,…

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Qui était saint Valentin? (Who was Saint Valentine?) Posted by on Feb 13, 2017

Tomorrow is a day that is both loved (and possibly loathed) around the world. However, in France, la Saint-Valentin is celebrated a bit differently than in the United States. While my son and I are making valentines for all of his classmates in a show of friendship, kids don’t do this in France. Rather, la…

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