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Archive for December, 2009

L’École des Stars Posted by on Dec 28, 2009

Over 2000 candidates from all over France tried out to be one of the 32 kids aged 8-12 to compete in the French TV children’s singing contest broadcast on Direct 8 called L’Ècole des Stars.  This year, the winner was 9-year-old Léo from la Loire. He performed the songs ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ and ‘Le…

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French Prepositions Posted by on Dec 9, 2009

One of the challenging things about learning a new language is getting the prepositions right because as much as you may want to directly translate them, you will almost always get into trouble doing this.  So, today, I’ll give you some examples of preposition use that you just have to know by heart (à connaître…

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Animal Answers Posted by on Dec 6, 2009

Here are the correct groups for the different animals I mentioned in the article a few days ago: animaux de la ferme le cheval (horse) le mouton (sheep) la vache (cow) le canard (duck) l’ane (donkey) la poule (hen) le cochon (pig) animaux de compagnie le chien (dog) le perroquet (parrot) le poisson rouge (goldfish)…

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To Agree or Not Agree in French Posted by on Dec 3, 2009

“Je ne suis pas d’accord avec ce que vous dites, mais je me battrai jusqu’à la mort pour que vous ayez le droit de le dire.” (“I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to death your right to say it.”) – Voltaire Just as this famous French philosopher promised, the…

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