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The Ultimate Transparent French Blog 2015 Year in Review Quiz Posted by on Dec 31, 2015

Well, 2015 is all over. Tonight people all over the world will be bringing in the new year and celebrating another completed year. It’s been a busy and productive year for all of us at Transparent, and we’re looking forward to more fun and interesting articles in 2016. A few weeks ago, John presented the…

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Gotta Go Fast: French Speedrunning Posted by on Dec 30, 2015

Le nouvel an (New Year’s) always brings about changes, or at least les bonnes résolutions (New Year’s resolutions). Much of that reflection comes from thinking about how to use all the great cadeaux (gifts) from the week before. For me, le nouvel an also comes with sad news concerning one of my favorite French youtubers…

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5 Things I Found Out In France Posted by on Dec 29, 2015

Hi! I am Sten, a blogger from the Dutch and German blogs here at Transparent Language. During my university studies, I had the opportunity to go to another country in or outside the EU and study there for one semester within the ERASMUS program. I chose to study in France, both to learn more about…

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La pièce montée Posted by on Dec 28, 2015

The holiday season is usually filled with delicious treats: sugar cookies, cakes and tarts, and even, for Italian-American families, struffoli. I’ve done my fair share of baking (and eating!) holiday desserts this week. All of the sugar got me thinking about another celebratory dessert tradition in France: la piéce montée. Have you ever heard of la piéce…

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What Better Dessert for Christmas Than a…Log? Posted by on Dec 25, 2015

While Christmas Day may be winding down, the season isn’t really over until the New Year. Christmas has many traditions, and many of them are tied to food. Everyone loves family meals consisting of a baked ham or turkey, savory sides, and delicious desserts (miam ! yum!) – and we’re not even counting the sugar…

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Les Jeux Vidéos in French – Having Fun and Learning Posted by on Dec 23, 2015

The holiday season is here and that means gifts, les marchés de noël, and le temps libre (free time). A lot of people will be using le temps to catch up on les jeux vidéos (video games) they didn’t have the time to play earlier in the year. Other people will be excited receiving their…

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La Guerre des étoiles Posted by on Dec 21, 2015

As many of you may know, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has recently been released to both great anticipation and great acclaim. In fact, in the US data suggests that The Force Awakens might be the highest US grossing film…EVER. That’s not to say that Star Wars films are limited to the US, either. Star Wars, also…

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