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Archive for February, 2016

Le Prénom Posted by on Feb 29, 2016

I rarely am awake to watch movies from beginning to end…except if they are spectacular. Well, yesterday, my husband and I stumbled upon a French film on Netflix called Le Prénom–and it was so good I watched the whole thing! The English version is titled “What’s in a Name?,” which differs, of course, from the…

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French Music – Jazz Manouche Posted by on Feb 24, 2016

When people think of French music, they often think of one of the more famous chanteurs (singers) like Edith Piaf or Jacques Brel. But what else is there? Le jazz is one of the most famous styles de musique (styles of music) in the world.  It made its way from New Orleans all the way…

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Reform to French Labor Laws? Posted by on Feb 22, 2016

This week, Myriam El Khomri, France’s labor ministry, has been the focus of many headlines in France. This week, she presented a bill that would reform current French labor laws, which is seen by many as the final push for large-scale reforms during President François Hollande’s five-year term. The law would allow employees to work more…

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Slow Cooker French Recipe: Fricassée de Poulet à l’Ancienne Posted by on Feb 18, 2016

Last year, I moved from the east coast to the west coast of the US, and one of the biggest shocks I had when I arrived was the weather. Why is it 80° in February? Don’t get me wrong – j’adore ce temps (I love this weather), but growing up on the other side of…

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Can You Carry a Tune? – French Slang Posted by on Feb 17, 2016

After living in France for several years I still learn new words and phrases every day. Whether it’s figuring out how to buy un tournevis (a screwdriver) or making mistakes, there’s a lesson to be learned. The same week I wrote about l’argent (money) I attended a meeting where I heard un nouveau mot (a…

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The French Judiciary Posted by on Feb 15, 2016

The American judiciary has been in the news a lot lately due to the passing of Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia. The Supreme Court, as most people know, is the highest federal court in the United States and acts as the final interpreter of all federal constitutional law. In France, the court that interprets constitutional…

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Are You a French Noob? – French Web Series Posted by on Feb 10, 2016

Modern TV shows are not always what I am looking for and it can be hard to access French TV outside of France. Heureusement (fortunately) there’s a lot of content on the internet to meet your French needs! I have a few web-séries and Youtubers I like to watch, like Norman or NesBlog, and today…

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