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French Language – Demonstrative Pronouns bis Posted by on Feb 25, 2020

A few weeks ago we reviewed demonstrative pronouns in French. As we discussed, les pronoms démonstratifs generally agree in gender and number with the nouns they replace … with one exception that we’ll look at this week. Le cas exceptionnel de ce Ce (or c’ when it comes before a vowel) is a demonstrative pronoun…

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French News – A la une Posted by on Feb 18, 2020

Bienvenue (welcome) to another round up of the latest news from France! In areas as diverse as la politique (politics), la météo (the weather), la musique (music), and l’urbanisme (urban planning), a lot has been going in France. Le temps s’améliore Last week’s song by Saint André featured a weather term that was also very…

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French Music – Saint André Posted by on Feb 11, 2020

We had Groundhog Day here in the US recently. The Groundhog Day tradition veut (is supposed to mean) that the arrival of spring will – or will not be – early depending on whether la marmotte (the groundhog) sees its ombre (shadow) or not. En attendant le printemps Regardless of what the groundhog said, we…

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French Culture – Ride Sharing Posted by on Feb 4, 2020

We’ve talked before about all the different ways to get around when in France. Whether you’re a tourist exploring the city, a commuter on your daily commute, or un pilote de course (a race car driver) there are always ways to get where you’re going. That was easier said than done, of course, during the…

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