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Crossing the River Seine in Paris, France—On a HUGE Trampoline! Posted by on Oct 19, 2012

One of the most charming spectacles that Paris has to offer is walking by the Seine river, either while listening to an old Frenchman playing a beautiful tune on an accordéon, or simply enjoying the view of a bateau-mouche passing by near you. But imagine if you decided one day to increase the fun factor one notch…

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French Numbers 1 through 20 Posted by on Oct 17, 2012

When you’re ready for more, we’ve got French Numbers 1 – 100 and French Numbers 1 – 1,000 ready and waiting!   0 zéro [zay-ro] 1 un [uh] 2 deux [duhr] 3 trois [twa] 4 quatre [katr] 5 cinq [sank] 6 six [sees] 7 sept [set] 8 huit [weet] 9 neuf [nurf] 10 dix [dees]…

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The Music School of Notre-Dame de Paris Posted by on Oct 8, 2012

In most recent times, Notre Dame de Paris tended to be exclusively linked with the art of Gothic architecture. But how about musical art? Other than the “big hit” musical “Notre de Dame de Paris“, based on Victor Hugo‘s works, not much else can be thought of in the mind of the general public by associating…

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French Grammar vs. English Grammar: Passive Voice Exceptions Posted by on Oct 4, 2012

It is an undeniable fact: English grammar is way more flexible (and in a way more “relaxed”) than its French counterpart. But that, of course, is not necessarily a French disadvantage: It is no pure coincidence that French has always been celebrated as “the language of clarity and precision”, and was for many centuries the…

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La Semaine Prochaine (Next Week) Posted by on Oct 1, 2012

There is something that you need to know about setting up appointments in French: When for example someone tells you “on se voit jeudi prochain“, although it may translate literally as the English “we meet up *next* Thursday”, i.e. not this upcoming Thursday but the Thursday of the following week, in reality it means the…

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