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She’s a beauty Posted by on Jun 13, 2017

Claude François et les Claudettes, en 1976, photographiés par Erling Mandelmann.

As one of my fellow bloggers said, Claude François was “an iconic French singer who died at 39 years old, and who even [more than] 30 years after his death still fascinates people in France and abroad…”. I suspect that fascination is due in equal parts to his great songs, his tragic death . .…

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Taking A Shower In French Posted by on Jun 7, 2017

Talking about basic necessities is difficult when you don’t know le vocabulaire. Many textbooks go over a lot of useful information, but miss things like what to do in an emergency or how to say conditioner. Every trip au magasin (to the store) is a learning experience en France. Whether I am trying to figure…

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Coming soon . . . Posted by on Jun 6, 2017

Stars of the upcoming film, Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan, and Director, Luc Besson at Comic-Con in San Diego, 2016.

If you’ve been following my posts here at the Transparent Language French Blob, then you already know that I like movies and the French comic books called BDs. Later this year, I’m going to get served a double-header when Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets* hits theaters. The latest movie from the great…

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Les Sœurs Boulay – Music From Québec Posted by on May 31, 2017

Listening to la musique française (French music) is a good way to practice your French and have fun à la fois (at the same time). When you find un groupe that has a style you really you study all the time just by listening to them over and over. Les Sœurs Boulay (The Boulay Sisters)…

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Back to the store . . . Posted by on May 30, 2017

… For a love story! Between the world wars (la grande et la deuxieme*), France saw the creation of three stores dedicated to providing convenience and savings to urban shoppers. All three offered products “for a single price” and their names played on that concept. While all three evolved over the years, Monoprix (Mono-price), Uniprix…

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