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Archive for November, 2016

Can You Find Ubisoft’s Headquarters? Posted by on Nov 30, 2016

L’entreprise française (the French company) Ubisoft is celebrating its 30 year anniversary! L’entreprise is one of the biggest video game publishers in the world, but l’histoire (the story, the history) of la grande entreprise begins in the French countryside. Ubisoft is l’entreprise behind some of the most well known jeux vidéo (video games) ever made…

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Le plus important des jours . . . * Posted by on Nov 29, 2016

Novembre touche à sa fin. (November is almost over.) As I was reflecting on the last month and thinking about this week’s post, it struck me that November is a month full of momentous jours (days) . . . some are specific to us here in the US, but at least one should be on…

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I Miss You! (Beginner Mistakes in French) Posted by on Nov 28, 2016

I’ll never forget a moment early on in my relationship with the man who would become my husband. I hadn’t seen him in a couple of days and so I thought I would sweetly (and honestly) tell him that I had missed him. “Je t’ai manqué,” I told him and then nervously waited for his…

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Happy Movember! Facial Hair Styles in French Posted by on Nov 24, 2016

November is coming to an end, and that means on December 1st, millions of men will be shaving their faces. Throughout the month of November, the Movember Foundation Charity encourages men all over the world to let their moustaches grow out to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues such as suicide, depression, prostate…

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I’m Only A French Soulman – Ben L’Oncle Soul Posted by on Nov 23, 2016

When you hear une chanson (a song) and it stays in your head all day you can be sure you will remember it forever. If you can find a song that catchy in French, it will help you study by making you practice every time you think of la chanson! One of the first French…

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Plus ça change . . . * Posted by on Nov 22, 2016

Nostalgia, like jet-lag, is a modern phenomenon. Just like you can’t have jet-lag without jets – If you can’t change time zones faster than your body can adapt, you can’t lose sleep over it! – you can’t have nostalgia unless the present is significantly different from the past. And in today’s world – when so…

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French Elections: Primaries Posted by on Nov 21, 2016

On November 20, primaries were held for the French political party Les Républicains (previously known as L’Union pour un mouvement populaire). France does not have a two-party system (although two parties, Les Républicains and Les Socialistes typically hold the power in government) and many different parties can present candidates for the presidential election in April. Because these parties can only present…

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