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Archive for February, 2018

French Pop Music – This Game By YELLE Posted by on Feb 28, 2018

La musique (music) is always a fun way to keep learning French when you’re tired of textbooks. Practicing une chanson française (a French song) can keep you speaking French for days, even pendant la douche (during a shower)! Finding the right song in another language can sometimes be hard. Some songs may not be quite…

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Another love story Posted by on Feb 27, 2018

It’s been almost a year since we last went to the store. Well Monoprix is back with another too-cute pub (short for pulicité / commercial) that we’ll look at this week. Olympic update But first, a look back at another topic we covered more recently, les JO. The 2018 Jeux olympique came to a close…

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French Nursery Rhymes: Une Souris Verte Posted by on Feb 26, 2018

One of my son’s favorite French children’s songs is “Une Souris verte.” It’s a very strange—albeit catchy—tune that dates back to the late seventeenth or eighteenth century. The song’s lyrics, or paroles, are below: Une souris verte qui courait dans l’herbe Je l’attrape par la queue Je la montre à ces messieurs Ces messieurs me disent…

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Celebrate Tongue Twister Contest Day with These Tricky French Sentences Posted by on Feb 25, 2018

Nothing better than having fun while learning, right? It’s been stated many times on this blog that mastering French pronunciation isn’t the most intuitive exercise, but with enough practice, you can sound quite fluid in your speech. Music is a popular language-learning method. It allows you to hear new words and expressions in context by…

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Man’s Best Friends – Pets In French Posted by on Feb 21, 2018

Some of the first words most people learn in French are le chien et le chat (the dog and the cat), but it’s surprising how the word for pets in general is often left out. When I first asked un francophone (a French speaking person) how to say the word “pet” en français, they immediately…

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French Music – France Gall Posted by on Feb 20, 2018

A few weeks ago I posted about the passing of the French singer France Gall. In researching her life and work, I came across this cute song that I wanted to share with you this week. Not only is it a catchy tune, but it has lots of great vocabulary, cultural tidbits, and even a…

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French Biathlon at the 2018 Winter Olympics Posted by on Feb 19, 2018

Have you been watching the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang? (Tim offered some really useful French vocabulary for the Olympics last week.) If you have, and you’re based in the United States, you’ve probably been following several sports in particular, including figure skating, ice hockey, and skiing/snowboarding. There’s another sport that you may not be as…

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