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Man’s Best Friends – Pets In French Posted by on Feb 21, 2018

Some of the first words most people learn in French are le chien et le chat (the dog and the cat), but it’s surprising how the word for pets in general is often left out. When I first asked un francophone (a French speaking person) how to say the word “pet” en français, they immediately…

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French Music – France Gall Posted by on Feb 20, 2018

A few weeks ago I posted about the passing of the French singer France Gall. In researching her life and work, I came across this cute song that I wanted to share with you this week. Not only is it a catchy tune, but it has lots of great vocabulary, cultural tidbits, and even a…

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French Biathlon at the 2018 Winter Olympics Posted by on Feb 19, 2018

Have you been watching the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang? (Tim offered some really useful French vocabulary for the Olympics last week.) If you have, and you’re based in the United States, you’ve probably been following several sports in particular, including figure skating, ice hockey, and skiing/snowboarding. There’s another sport that you may not be as…

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Slow And Steady Builds The Nest – A Fun French Expression Posted by on Feb 14, 2018

Sometimes les expressions françaises (French expressions, idioms) leave me scratching my head wondering what exactly a fat morning could mean. Luckily, parfois (sometimes) les expressions françaises immediately make sense without ever needing them explained! Most of the time when I hear a strange combination of des mots (some words) like being known like the white…

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French Vocabulary – Winter Olympics Edition Posted by on Feb 13, 2018

The games of the XXIII Winter Olympics began last week in PeyongChang, South Korea. And since French is one of the official languages of the Jeux olympique (Olympic games, often abbreviated in French as les JO), I thought we’d take a look this week at some useful French Olympics vocabulary. Les sports des JO d’hiver…

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