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Early Mornings And Tired Eyes – Sleepy French Expression Posted by on Jun 20, 2018

The last couple of weeks have been exhausting for me. The long days stretching into even longer nights have left me looking pretty groggy when I arrive au bureau (at the office) in the morning. After a stressful week of work, travel, and being on the verge of catching a cold, the bags under my…

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Where and When – useful expressions in French Posted by on Jun 20, 2018

Relativity isn’t just a concept in physics. Knowing the relative order of events in time, or the relative location of objects in space, is as useful here on la Terre (Earth) as it is in l’éspace (space). Fortunately French has some handy vocabulary that we can use to differentiate both. Ça se passe où? /…

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Hi Hungry, I’m Dad – La Fête Des Pères In French Posted by on Jun 13, 2018

La fête des pères (Father’s Day) is just around the corner! Unlike la fête des mères (Mother’s Day), cette fête (this holiday) doesn’t involve remembering two different dates when you’re from les États-Unis! In both France and aux USA, la fête falls on the third Sunday of June. La fête des pères is both a…

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A Leaf Of Paper – Talking About Le Papier In French Posted by on Jun 6, 2018

There is a never ending list of incredibly common words that always surprise me when I realize I don’t know them. The funniest part about these kinds of words is how they sneak up on me. It’s easy to never think about how to say a simple everyday thing until you need to say it!…

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Not all sugar and spice Posted by on Jun 5, 2018

Last week we read an old story designed to remind les jeunes garçons sages (good little boys) how to behave. As promised at the end of that last post, this week, we look at a similar reminder for les gentilles filles (good girls).   La Mouche * Listen to how the t at the end of fort ‘runs into’ occupée. View…

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