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Archive for December, 2017

A New (Ancient) French Verb: Dorveiller Posted by on Dec 14, 2017

Have you ever learned something that has completely changed the way you look at the world? I recently found out that, up until the Industrial Revolution, people around the world usually slept in segmented sleep. But what is segmented sleep, and what does it have to do with French and French verbs? Read on below!…

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Calendrier de l’Avent – Waiting For Christmas In French Posted by on Dec 13, 2017

When I was growing up I loved waking up every morning and being able to open a new door on le calandrier de l’Avent (the Advent Calendar). The gifts inside was never anything special, but they definitely added to l’esprit des fêtes (the holiday spirit). C’est bientôt Noël (it’s Christmas soon), and that means that…

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French Language and Culture – At school Posted by on Dec 12, 2017

As I’ve mentioned before, ma tante Rose (my Aunt Rose) likes to send funny jokes and pictures from the internet. Her latest courriel (email) contained an attachment that sent me off on a little bit of an internet adventure. Unfortunately it meant a lot of extra digging. Fortunately it led to some fun discoveries that I’ll…

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A Little French Breakfast Vocabulary To Start The Day Posted by on Dec 6, 2017

Le petit déjeuner (breakfast) is the first meal of the day and while la cuisine (the food) and the time may vary from place to place, everywhere in the world has some kind of breakfast. It may take a while for some people to wake up, but everyone has une routine du matin (a morning…

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French Grammar – Putting an addition on the “the house of être” Posted by on Dec 5, 2017

êFrench uses helping verbs to form the past tense form known as the passé compose (the composed past)*. Most verbs use avoir as their helping verb while a select group though use être. While this rule is generally true, there is a special case when even verbs that usually take avoir use être to form…

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French Musician: Vianney Posted by on Dec 4, 2017

Over the past few years, a new musical sensation has emerged in France. His name is Vianney and, at the age of twenty-four, he was one of the youngest French artists to ever be awarded artiste interprète of the year at the 2016 Victoires de la Musique. Vianney’s first single was “Je te déteste,” which…

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