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Archive for December, 2018

Dreaming Of A Noël Blanc – White Christmas In French Posted by on Dec 26, 2018

It may be time to wind down the season and maybe even leave the warmth of our winter beds, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop celebrating the holidays! While we wait for the new year, there’s still some time to enjoy les fêtes (the holidays) and learn one more chant de Noël (Christmas…

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French Culture – C’est Noël Posted by on Dec 25, 2018

le sapin de Noel / Christmas tree

Nous sommes le mardi, 25 décembre et c’est Noël! (It’s Tuesday December 25th… It’s Christmas!). Whether you are celebrating the holiday or partake of different seasonal traditions, it seems like a perfect time to highlight a few more of my favorite holiday traditions from France. La bûche de Noël / The Christmas log Not to…

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Merry Christmas To All And To All Une Bonne Nuit! Posted by on Dec 19, 2018

With Christmas right around the corner, visions of sugar plums have started to dance in my head. The holiday spirit has my remembering all the childhood nursery rhymes I used to hear ever year and wondering if they exist en version française (in French). The holidays are a happy time of les marchés de Noël…

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French Vocabulary – The spirit of the season Posted by on Dec 18, 2018

Un sapin de Noel / A Christmas tree

The news from France hasn’t been the best lately. As of this past weekend, les gilets jaunes are still protesting in the streets of Paris – despite concessions from the French government – and of course there was the sad news out of Strasbourg of l’attaque du marché de Noël (the attack of the Christmas market). But…

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Helping Les Bébés Fall Asleep With A Soft And Holy Carol – Silent Night In French Posted by on Dec 12, 2018

The days are getting colder as December marches on, but at least as each day gets longer there is another door to open on le calendrier de l’Avent (the Advent calendar). The cold days also mean le père noël (Santa Claus) is preparing his sleigh, and that it’s the perfect time to get into the…

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French Music – Katty Line Posted by on Dec 11, 2018

December is here and the holidays are right around the corner! After the last few weeks looking back to World War I and the recent protests that have rocked France, I thought we could all use something a little lighter … something like this great groovy 1960’s hit from Katty Line. Qui est Katty Line?…

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Talking About Babies In French Posted by on Dec 5, 2018

After telling my family the embarrassing story of mispronouncing oncle (uncle), I may have accidentally given myself a knew nickname. Unfortunately for me, la langue française (the French language) was hiding even more baby problems! I’m un expert at learning the hard way that I don’t know how to say something. Whether it’s looking for…

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