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BONNE ANNÉE 2013 MES AMIS ! Posted by on Dec 31, 2012

Only a few hours before we enter the new year 2013! That’s why I want to wish UNE TRÈS BONNE ANNÉE 2013 À VOUS TOUS, MES AMIS ! ! ! Where will you be celebrating tonight? Just tell us! Some of us who are really lucky are now down at the French Caribbean! What countries are part of it, you…

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New Years Resolutions – in French! Posted by on Dec 29, 2012

2012… quelle année (what a year) it was! The world as we know it did not come ýet to an abrupt end as feared by some, but wouldn’t you still say that il est grand temps maintenant (it is high time now) to take some dramatic, life-changing decisions? If you are short on ideas or inspiration to come…

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Petit Papa Noël (Little Santa) is Coming Tonight! Posted by on Dec 24, 2012

Joyeux Noël to all of you, mes amis ! Today, no surprise, we’re featuring une chanson de Noël (a Christmas Carol), which has turned au fil des ans (throughout the years) into a full-fledged French classique! It is famously interpreted by a Corsican named Tino Rossi—Hence his slight accent, which actually sounds -can you tell?- a bit more italien than French 🙂 * Petit Papa Noël — Tino ROSSI C’est la belle nuit de…

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The Little French Doll Who Says: “Non, Non, Non, Non!” Posted by on Dec 21, 2012

The French song you are about to discover today was dedicated, already a few decades ago, to those French girls who often enjoy playing the exalted role of “divas” and “drama queens”, most especially les Parisiennes amongst them—well, à quelques exceptions près (with minor exceptions), of course! 🙂 Way long before Aqua came up with “I’m a Barbie…

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Marchés de Noël en France (Christmas Markets in France) Posted by on Dec 17, 2012

The best pre-holiday tradition, au moins en France (at least in France), is les marchés de Noël: Christmas markets! Although neither I nor mon amie Jennie particularly celebrate it, here is what she said about her own Christmas holiday experience in France, a few years ago already: Les marchés de Noël are found throughout France (and the rest of the…

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How to Tell Time in French Posted by on Dec 14, 2012

Even les débutants(the beginners) at learning the French language should be able to enjoy the French Blog! Today, we suggest you review with us the basic unités du temps (units of time.) * * * * Tout d’abord (first of all), il y a la seconde (there’s the second.) “Le tour du monde en 80 secondes” (“Around the world in 80 seconds”)! Directed by two voyageurs: Romain…

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Le Mont Blanc: French Winter “Hot Spot” of Breathtaking Beauty! Posted by on Dec 8, 2012

At the foot of the proud Mont Blanc (in Italian “Monte Blanco“), often dubbed “La Dame blanche“ (“the White Lady”), lies a valley famous for being the “hot spot” (well, pardon the pun) where flock from all over the world people whose “adrenaline” is the practice of les sports d’hiver (winter sports.) Since more than a century now, this…

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