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Archive for February, 2011

Three-Wheelers Are Back in Geneva! Posted by on Feb 26, 2011

After the Mondial de l’Auto, Paris 2010, comes now the turn of the Salon international de l’automobile de Genève (The International Geneva Motor Show) to start rolling! (French Intro here) If you happen to be anywhere near the trans-Alpine region beginning of next week, or if you’ll be in one of the neighboring countires (la France, par exemple!) it could…

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Singing La Résistance Française: Still Relevant Today Posted by on Feb 26, 2011

A World War II song written by the French résistance, who said to the Nazi invader “Dégage“—Toujours d’actualité, meaning still relevant, today in 2011.  French Russian Anna Marly sings “Le chant des partisans” (“The Song of the Resistants”) * * * Anna Marly – “Le chant des partisans” (“The Song of the Resistants”) * Le Chant des…

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DÉGAGE! Le verbe dégager Posted by on Feb 25, 2011

Le monde arabe se soulève toujours ! (The Arab World still rises up!) “IR’HAL” (إرحــــــــــــــل) is actually the Arabic word for “dégage“, which means “get out” in French, and if you’ve payed attention, it was very often written as such, en français, in the massive demonstrations that still shake this strategic region of the world. After…

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Top Chrono! Les unités du temps (Time units) Posted by on Feb 24, 2011

Even les débutants(the beginners) at learning the French language should be able to enjoy the French Blog! Today, we offer you to review with us the basic unités du temps (units of time.) * * * * D’abord (first), il y a la seconde (there’s the second.) “Le tour du monde en 80 secondes” (“Around…

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ETHS: “Nü Métal” subgenre – en français Posted by on Feb 21, 2011

ETHS—The French Nu Metal group: “Nu” not as in the French word for “naked” -They actually still leave their clothes on!- but should rather be pronounced “New”, or “Néo” en français This Marseillais group (meaning from the City of Marseilles!) is led by Candice, who had une petite fille (a little daughter) just a few…

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Do you love conjugaison? Le verbe aimer (to love) Posted by on Feb 19, 2011

You must have already noticed that, on the “French Blog“, the verb “aimer” is very much “à l’honneur” this week of la Saint-Valentin… * CONJUGAISON DU VERBE AIMER: I N D I C A T I F Présent j’aime tu aimes il aime nous aimons vous aimez ils aiment Passé composé j’ai aimé tu as…

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Je dis AIME (I say love) Posted by on Feb 17, 2011

As promised, here is la suite (the follow-up)! -M- “Je dis aime“—le clip (the music video) which you could virtually hear for a while on all les stations de radio françaises… * * * …et les paroles (and the lyrics), written by his grand-mère, the late Andrée Chedid, who left us only a few days ago (the English translation…

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