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Archive for June, 2018

Bleu, Blanc, Rouge – Let’s Go France! Posted by on Jun 27, 2018

With la Coupe du monde (the World Cup) well underway, now is a good time to learn about le foot and how to support les bleus (the French national team). En 2010, when la Coupe du monde was en Afrique du sud (in South Africa), a couple of French comedians came out with a fun…

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Time to wake up Posted by on Jun 26, 2018

Summer has arrived and for most kids getting up early, getting ready for school, and homework are all in the past (for now at least until that oh-so-distant mythical future that is la rentrée de septembre / September’s return to school!) As a result, this week’s song might seem a bit better suited to the fall, but I’ve…

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La Coupe du Monde (The World Cup) Posted by on Jun 26, 2018

Any soccer (or, rather, football) fans out there are surely aware of the important games that are occurring now. It is, of course, the World Cup (La Coupe du Monde), which occurs only once every four years. Unfortunately for American fans, the United States did not make it through qualifications. But, you can always still root…

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Early Mornings And Tired Eyes – Sleepy French Expression Posted by on Jun 20, 2018

The last couple of weeks have been exhausting for me. The long days stretching into even longer nights have left me looking pretty groggy when I arrive au bureau (at the office) in the morning. After a stressful week of work, travel, and being on the verge of catching a cold, the bags under my…

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Where and When – useful expressions in French Posted by on Jun 20, 2018

Relativity isn’t just a concept in physics. Knowing the relative order of events in time, or the relative location of objects in space, is as useful here on la Terre (Earth) as it is in l’éspace (space). Fortunately French has some handy vocabulary that we can use to differentiate both. Ça se passe où? /…

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Hi Hungry, I’m Dad – La Fête Des Pères In French Posted by on Jun 13, 2018

La fête des pères (Father’s Day) is just around the corner! Unlike la fête des mères (Mother’s Day), cette fête (this holiday) doesn’t involve remembering two different dates when you’re from les États-Unis! In both France and aux USA, la fête falls on the third Sunday of June. La fête des pères is both a…

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A Leaf Of Paper – Talking About Le Papier In French Posted by on Jun 6, 2018

There is a never ending list of incredibly common words that always surprise me when I realize I don’t know them. The funniest part about these kinds of words is how they sneak up on me. It’s easy to never think about how to say a simple everyday thing until you need to say it!…

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