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Archive for July, 2009

French Music – Alizée Posted by on Jul 25, 2009

French pop/electro-rock singer Alizée Jacotey was born on Corsica on August 21, 1984.  She started studying dance at the age of 4 and continued at a renowned dance school until she was 15.  A friend signed her up for a national television singing contest.  She performed the song ‘Ma Prière’ and won the talent show Graines…

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French Horoscopes Posted by on Jul 15, 2009

For personal reasons, I have been looking more and more at l’horoscope lately.  I feel as though I’ve had a streak of bad luck, so I thought reading my horoscope (mon horoscope) could either clear this up for me or just help me avoid this bad luck in the future.  And so I thought about…

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French Grammar – This and That Posted by on Jul 9, 2009

Demonstrative articles are a little bit different in French as opposed to English.  And since they are words that you often want to use when speaking, well, I thought we’d discuss them today.  First of all, not only is there a singular and plural form, but there are also masculine and feminine forms. So, that…

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French Vocabulary – Phone Language Posted by on Jul 6, 2009

I once worked in a call center and was responsible for making the calls to French-speaking Québec.  Although I had just graduated with a bachelor’s degree in French, I was a bit intimidated the first time I had to make a call.  I mean what was I supposed to say to these people??? And the…

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French Cuisine – Coquilles Saint Jacques Posted by on Jul 3, 2009

The summer is underway and the pilgrims on St. James’ Way can be seen making their way to Santiago. One of my very favorite appetizers or first course dishes is Coquilles Saint Jacques or what is known in English as simply ‘scallops’.  I don’t know about you, but I find Coquilles Saint Jacques much more…

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