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Archive for August, 2012

French Trivia: DuckTales in French is Called “La Bande à Picsou” Posted by on Aug 18, 2012

Did you know that “DuckTales” in French is called “La Bande à Picsou“? Most of the names in this Disney cartoon are different in the French version. For example: Oncle Picsou (literally “Coin pincher”, or “money grabber”) = Scrooge McDuck; Canardville = Duckburg; The trio: Fifi, Riri, Louou = Huey, Duey, and Louie Duck, a.k.a. “Les Castors…

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French Grammar: How to Use the Pronoun “On” Posted by on Aug 13, 2012

It’s time to turn French Grammar “ON” again here on the Transparent French Blog! And what a coincidence it is, because today you’ll be given a few precious pointers as to how to use the indefinite French pronoun “On“, which, as we know very well, can often cause some serious headache to the débutants learners of…

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French Trivia: In France, Chip N’ Dale Are Known As “TIC et TAC” Posted by on Aug 11, 2012

Remember Chip N’ Dale? You know, the two Disney chipmunk detectives who went nuts for, well, just some nuts? You probably saw them as a kid in their original English version, or dubbed in your native language, or maybe even subtitled, who knows. Some people think they are hamsters, but they are in fact tamias (French…

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French-Speaking, Samurai-Fighting, Pizza-Loving Cats! Posted by on Aug 9, 2012

They speak perfect French without the slightest accent, they fight like true Samurais, and they just love eating and delivering Pizza. Non, they are not the French Ninja Turtles, but rather the French Samurai Pizza Cats—a French-dubbed cartoon that truly “delivers”! Les Samouraï Pizza Cats (The Samurai Pizza Cats) Samouraï Pizza Cats Samurai Pizza Cats Dans le quartier…

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Do You Speak French – Or Martian?! Posted by on Aug 1, 2012

Parlez-vous Français (do you speak French)? Ou bien parlez-vous Martien? (or do you speak Martian)? Oh attention, if you don’t have quatre bras (four arms), that would just mean you are not a real “martien“! 😉 Benny B & Daddy K: “Do You Speak Martien?” This pioneering French Rap song celebrated its 20th anniversary last year! ★ DO…

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