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Un Été Indien – Surprising Autumn Weather In France Posted by on Oct 18, 2017

Cette semaine (this week) the weather in Paris has been surprisingly good. Le chaleur (the heat) surprised many people and un collègue (a coworker) in turn surprised me with un nouveau mot (a new word) for the nice weather! The idea of surprise heat when the season should be getting colder is not something I…

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French Writer – Anatole France Posted by on Oct 17, 2017

When I’m in Paris, I love to flâner sur les quais de la Seine et faire les bouquinistes (stroll along the quais of the Seine and visit the antique book sellers/stands). During my last trip I found a little book by an author about whom I had often heard but who I had never read,…

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5 French Translations of Movies and Books (That You Would Never Guess!) Posted by on Oct 16, 2017

It can be quite fun to look for English language movies and books that have been translated into French to see how their titles have changed in translation. Often, these translations show us quite a bit about the culture  in question—and, perhaps, how marketing executives target releases to different audiences. Many times, you would never…

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Fixing My French Internet – Wi-Fi Out Of La Box Posted by on Oct 11, 2017

Unpacking is unfortunately not the end of le déménagement (moving). When all the boxes are gone there can still be issues with les appareils (appliances) and sometimes even l’électricité (electricity). In our modern age, a new important thing to check après le déménagement (after moving) is la connexion Wi-Fi (the Wi-Fi connection) from votre chambre…

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French group – Boulevard des Airs Posted by on Oct 10, 2017

This week we pause our travels once more for another “back to school” related video from France. After last week’s song pour les filles, this week we enjoy a song by French group Boulevard des airs pour les garçons (for the boys). Where last week‘s video had a bit of an “American vibe” to the…

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