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Archive for October, 2011

Compter les moutons pour s’endormir (Counting sheep to fall asleep) Posted by on Oct 27, 2011

What is your favorite astuce (trick) when you’re having a hard time falling asleep? Aside from the radical solutions, such as resorting to sleeping pills, or -when desperate times call for desperate measures- forcing yourself to watch back-to-back episodes of “somniferous” shows like “Jersey Shore” (try better “Jersey Sore”, or even “Jersey Snore”…), some people…

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J’aime bien dormir! (I like to sleep well) Posted by on Oct 25, 2011

Whether you are a débutant (beginner) or un pro in French, you will always need to build up a better vocabulaire: Today, we’ll be giving you a lot of useful vocabulaire, French words and expressions, all related to one central topic or concept: DORMIR (to sleep.) So keep vos yeux (your eyes) wide open, and watch out for le marchand de sable (the Sandman)! Of course…

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French Conjugaison: The Verb “Rêver” (To Dream) Posted by on Oct 21, 2011

Whether you say rêver, rêvasser, songer, fantasmer, etc., it all basically means “to dream“, whereas expressions such as être dans la lune (to be in the moon), être dans les nuages (to be in the clouds), actually mean “to daydream“—as I hear some students around here tend to do in the middle of their French class! 🙂 The…

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Michael Jackson sings “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” in French Posted by on Oct 20, 2011

Yes, you read it right, mes amis! Believe it or not, it really is him, le Roi du Pop (The King of Pop), Monsieur “Michel” Jackson, singing in French! You probably have already heard his song in English, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You“, right? Now listen to the same song, interpreted by MJ himself, in French…

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Voilà… V pour Vendetta! Posted by on Oct 19, 2011

Voulez-Vous Voir la Version Vrançaise de V pour Vendetta? La Voici, la Voilà! French Version of “V for Vendetta” Original Version of V’s Valorous Speech – Qui êtes-vous ? – Qui ? “Qui” n’est autre que la forme qui résulte de la fonction de “Qu’est-ce que”, et ce que je suis c’est un homme sous…

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Dis-moi Encore Que Tu M’aimes Posted by on Oct 13, 2011

Love needs to be fort (strong.) Love needs to be réciproque (reciprocal.) But for love to be firm, it also desperately needs to be confirmé (confirmed.) Hence the importance of telling, whispering, writing, yelling, drawing, encore et encore (over and over again) what your deepest feelings are! – So yes, go ahead, refresh mon cœur et mon esprit (my heart…

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Oui, Oui, French Boxing – aka “La Savate” Posted by on Oct 12, 2011

Ihe martial art of “French Boxing“, which is also known as “savate“, doesn’t date from yesterday, and for that reason it belongs to the category of les Arts Martiaux Historiques Européens (Historical European martial arts), such as the 15th century “Jeu de la hache (“game of the axe”), the English jujitsu-inspired “Bartitsu“, or the much older Greek pancrace (in…

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