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Top 10 French Expressions with the Word “PLEIN” (Full) Posted by on Apr 30, 2013

Today’s post is plein à craquer (chock-full) of French idiomatic expressions which -surprise surprise- use the word “plein” (full.) Open up your note-books, and make sure you memorize as many as you can! * Top 10 French Expressions with the Word “PLEIN” (Full) 10- Plein de (full of) This is the most obvious expression using the…

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“Tricky” French Conjugation: The Verb ALLER (To Go) Posted by on Apr 25, 2013

One of the trickiest verbs to conjugate for the new learners of French language is hands-down ALLER (To Go) Unlike other verbs, aller can in some cases transform itself in a seemingly different verb, as in “il va” or “j‘irai.” Obviously, the best way not to make any mistake with this verb is to simply memorize its…

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Salut! Comment vas-tu? Posted by on Apr 22, 2013

Hello there, c’est encore moi (it’s me again.) We haven’t spoken since a long time. By now, we may only be a vague souvenir (memory) to each other. That’s why I just wanted to say “salut” (“hello”), and ask you: “Comment vas-tu?” (“How are you?”) Joe Dassin “Salut” (“Hello”) – 1975 His son Julien Dassin sings…

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Top 10 French Expressions Using the Word FORT (Strong) Posted by on Apr 19, 2013

You want to be FORT (strong) in French? Well, then there is nothing better than learning new French idiomatic expressions… À plus forte raison (especially) if the said expressions contain the word FORT (strong.) * * * TOP 10 French Expressions Using the Word FORT (Strong): 10 – Fort en… The most obvious of all 10…

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How to Get into a Grande École in France Posted by on Apr 14, 2013

To many students from all over the world, to be offered the opportunity of studying in an Ivy-League school in France is tantamount to un rêve (a dream) that becomes true. Of course, la clé du succès (the key to success) is hard work and perseverance. And that means quite a lot of it! Today…

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La Plume Française (The French Quill Pen) Posted by on Apr 11, 2013

Unlike what their name may suggest to some at first, the French group “Louise Attack” is no Heavy Metal band à-la-Rammstein. In fact, their songs are for the most part relaxées (chill) and rather mellow. One of such songs is “la Plume“, meaning “The Quill Pen“, which we feature today, together with an exclusive translation of its…

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Paris Vs. Barcelona: “La Grande Surprise” Tonight? Posted by on Apr 6, 2013

After a rather good performance in the match aller (first leg game) made against Barcelona, will the Paris Saint-Germain have what it takes to create la grande surprise tonight, by beating the Catalans in the Quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League? The task of les Parisiens already seems like coming out of a “Mission:Impossible” movie…

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