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Archive for March, 2017

Sleeping Better On A French Bed Posted by on Mar 29, 2017

After le déménagement (moving) and changing mon adresse, it became clearer what new things I needed to buy for mon nouvel appartement (my new apartment). Getting through les cartons (the boxes) and arranging all mes affaires (my things) let me see how much space I have in mon nouveau logement (my new place). After seeing…

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A real star Posted by on Mar 28, 2017

Céline Dion is surely one of the world’s most successful and well-known French-language singers. Born in the Canadian province of Québec and singing originally exclusively in French, Céline has gone on to international stardom in English and in French, selling over  200 million albums worldwide (making her the best-selling Canadian artist of all time). Céline’s…

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There Must Be More Than This Provincial Life! Beauty and the Beast’s Opening Number in French Posted by on Mar 23, 2017

For the past few years, Disney has been remaking their animated classics into live action films. I was never a big fan of “Sleeping Beauty,” but I really enjoyed “Maleficent.” “Jungle Book” and “Cinderella” were great. “Mulan” is on the way soon, but it’s already been announced that this version will have no musical numbers…

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Invested In Vêtements – Winter Clothing In French Posted by on Mar 22, 2017

After spending time in la Floride over the holidays, I had an interesting wardrobe problem when I flew back to France. I had to make sure I had access to mes vêtements d’hiver (my winter clothes) or I would freeze à Paris! My relationship with le froid (the cold) started when I first moved to…

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French pronunciation basics part 2 Posted by on Mar 21, 2017

A few weeks ago, I shared a fun song that highlights proper pronunciation for the common ‘oo’ sound in French, based on requests for more help with pronunciation. This week in our continuing journey of sound, I thought it would be a good time to talk about final consonants. As many of you probably know…

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Une Visite Chez Le Coiffeur Posted by on Mar 20, 2017

Here’s a short story in French (with it’s English translation below) about my son’s monthly trips to the barbershop. Following these three paragraphs, you can find the vocabulary used in the story as well as additional vocabulary you can use for your own trip to the hairdresser. Chaque mois, mon mari amène notre fils chez…

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Managing Le Déménagement – Moving In French Posted by on Mar 15, 2017

After a few more longues layovers I’ve settled into mon nouvel appartement (my new apartment). The whole process of moving was stressful, but not nearly as much as ma soutenance (my thesis defense). After the holiday cheer died down and the sounds of Bonjour Noël were drowned out by the cries of “Bon Nouvel An…

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