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Describing people in French, Part 2 Posted by on Aug 8, 2017

A few weeks ago we looked at some common expressions for describing people. This week, I’ll expand a bit on that lesson and share another of my favorite French songs that – while maybe it doesn’t perfectly illustrate the concepts – is definitely related to the topic! First, the lesson! Earlier we looked at how…

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Les Papillons Posted by on Aug 7, 2017

I’ve recently had a loss. When someone you love dies, it is easy to see (or want to see) signs around you that show your loved one is still with you. There can be many signs that are specific to your culture. For example, in American culture, seeing a red cardinal is often interpreted as…

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RIP Jeanne Moreau – Come Hear Her Most Famous Song! Posted by on Aug 4, 2017

On Monday, director, screenwriter, actress, and singer Jeanne Moreau passed away at the age of 89. Jeanne was best known for her portrayal of Catherine in François Truffaut’s 1962 New Wave masterpiece Jules et Jim. The plot focuses around 2 friends with opposite personalities who share the same passion for art, literature, and women. Unsurprisingly…

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Finding Les Toilettes In French Posted by on Aug 2, 2017

Sometimes you learn des nouvelles expressions (new phrases) not because you want to sing a song or cook a meal, but because you simply need something. It can be as small as needing to know how to buy a battery or as important as knowing how to call les urgences (emergency services). Living a normal…

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Vacation has arrived Posted by on Aug 1, 2017

August 1 (le premier août) is the traditional start of France’s grandes vacances (big vacation). For decades, the month of August has seen literally millions of French take to the roads to escape the office, city, and home to find un peu de repos (a little rest) à la campagnes, dans les montagnes (in the…

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