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French Music – Katty Line Posted by on Dec 11, 2018

December is here and the holidays are right around the corner! After the last few weeks looking back to World War I and the recent protests that have rocked France, I thought we could all use something a little lighter … something like this great groovy 1960’s hit from Katty Line. Qui est Katty Line?…

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Talking About Babies In French Posted by on Dec 5, 2018

After telling my family the embarrassing story of mispronouncing oncle (uncle), I may have accidentally given myself a knew nickname. Unfortunately for me, la langue française (the French language) was hiding even more baby problems! I’m un expert at learning the hard way that I don’t know how to say something. Whether it’s looking for…

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French Current Events – Les gilets jaunes Posted by on Dec 4, 2018

I have been doing my best to avoid the news recently, so it was with a shock that I discovered the recent news of nationwide protests rocking France. From Paris and into the countryside, these past few weeks have seen growing unrest which culminated in a rash of burned cars, smashed store windows, and injuries…

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Uncle Fingernail – Mispronouncing Oncle And Delivering Good News Posted by on Nov 28, 2018

I received some very good news earlier this week! Ma petite sœur (my little sister) had a child and added to our family! All the messages about ma petite soeur were flooding in from ma famille (my family) as she was taken to the hospital, getting ready to become une mère (a mother). Après l’accouchement…

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French History – World War I bis Posted by on Nov 27, 2018

Last week I shared a short excerpt from the Bulletin de Lille, a biweekly paper printed under the direction of the German Command in Lille. I love how the exchange illustrates the delicate dance between occupied and occupier that can arise in such situations. This week we look at a another except that highlights another…

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