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The Age Of Cathedrals – A Notre-Dame Song In French Posted by on Apr 18, 2019

With l’incendie (the fire) earlier this week in Paris, it’s not just les Français (French people) who are mourning, it’s the whole world. When one of humanity’s greatest structures is hit by tragedy, it’s impossible not to feel affected, no matter where you are from. Great monuments suffering such a loss feels like something that…

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Notre-Dame de Paris avant le feu Posted by on Apr 16, 2019

Mon coeur est lourd aujourd’hui (My heart is heavy today). Unless you are on a 24×7 news blackout, I assume by now you’ve all seen the tragic news out of Paris hier (yesterday). In an absolutely shocking turn of events, one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals and un vrai chef-d’oeuvre de l’architecture gothique (a true…

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Looking Into Un Trou Noir – Black Holes In French Posted by on Apr 10, 2019

Today is a special fan for fans of l’espace (space) and all the wonders of the cosmos beyond notre système solaire (our solar system). The international group of scientists behind the Event Horizon Telescope released the first images in history of un trou noir (a black hole)! L’image historique (the historic image) may look a…

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French Culture – Canadian Style Posted by on Apr 9, 2019

While my taste in all things French tends to run to the France French, if you’ve read me before you know that I have family in Québec and I go there from time to time. I also like to keep up when I can with how the culture is evolving up there. This week I…

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Are You Shampooing Well? – Shampoo And Conditioner In French Posted by on Apr 3, 2019

It’s important to know how to se laver (wash yourself) in any language, but sometimes buying the right products can be more difficult than you would expect when there’s a language barrier. Il y a (there is) a word in French that I pronounced wrong for a while without realizing it, and it wasn’t because…

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French Vocabulary – Maps and Directions Posted by on Apr 2, 2019

While doing the research for my last post on le Grand Paris, I came across something that got me thinking about les points cardinaux (the cardinal points) and the words that we use in French to talk about north, south, east, and west. Le monde est grand / The world is big J’adore les cartes…

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Long Arms To Reach Farther – Powerful And Influential French Expression Posted by on Mar 28, 2019

Having long arms won’t help you learn French faster, but being able to say avoir le bras long will help you learn a new expression! La semaine dernière (last week), I shared a story about learning how to use a common sarcastic expression, long comme le bras (as long as your arm): As Long As…

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