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Archive for September, 2009

French Music – Cleopâtre Posted by on Sep 30, 2009

One of the most popular musicals right now in France, Switzerland and Belgium is Cleopâtre: La Dernière Reine d’Egypte (Cleopatra: The Last Queen of Egypt). Having opened at the Palais des Sports in Paris in January 2009, the show has been on tour throughout these three countries since May 2009 and will be returning to…

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Writing a Letter in French Posted by on Sep 28, 2009

Do you ever need to write a letter in French either for work, school or pleasure?  Well, today, I’m going to try to help you out a bit with this task.  First, let’s talk about a formal/business letter.  Let’s say you need to write a letter to a company asking for information.  You can put…

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French Cuisine – Mousse au chocolat Posted by on Sep 21, 2009

Today I’m going to give you a recipe in French for chocolate mousse. Ingrédients: 200 g de chocolat noir à pâtisser (around 2 cups) 50 g de beurre (around 3 1/2 tbsp) 3 jaunes d’oeufs 5 blancs d’oeufs 125 g de sucre en poudre (just a little under 1 cup) 1. Dans une casserole au…

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French Numbers 1-100 Posted by on Sep 15, 2009

This is a post for all of you who are just beginning French.  We’ve included both written pronunciations as well as a video with spoken pronunciation. For even more numbers, check out “French Numbers: Learn How to Count from 1 to 1000” If you are looking to learn French, check out our website at for free resources…

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French Phrases – Idioms For Work II Posted by on Sep 12, 2009

I love French idioms and expressions!  They can be so challenging to a language learner, yet so empowering once mastered.  Today, we’re going to talk about some idioms and phrases you can use in any setting including at work when chatting to friends or colleagues. Let’s imagine you’re not feeling very well.  Maybe you need…

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Let’s Talk About French Verbs Once Again Posted by on Sep 6, 2009

Today, we’ll begin talking about the past…the French past tense that is.  What does imparfait mean?  Well, let’s find out! First of all, Le Robert Micro (my favorite French-French dictionary) defines the adjective imparfait as qui n’est pas achevé, pas complet; or in other words, something that is incomplete.  The definition it gives for the…

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