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Les parties internes du corps Posted by on Jan 29, 2021

Salut tout le monde! If you have studied French before, you probably know the basic body parts, la tête, les bras, les jambes, etc… but have you ever learned les parties internes du corps – the internal parts of the body? There are over 80! le cerveau – brain Le cerveau pense et interprète l’information. The brain…

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Find it all at la Samaritaine Posted by on Jan 26, 2021

Since 2005, one of Paris’s iconic grand magasin has been closed. But come the end of the pandemic, la Samaritaine will takes its place again and Parisians and tourists alike will be able to find it all at la Samaritaine. More than just a store For over a century (1870 – 2005) la Samaritaine was…

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Snow covers France Posted by on Jan 19, 2021

Unusually cold temperatures brought challenges for some and treats for others as snow covered much of France this past weekend. La France sous un manteau de blanc Le week-end dernier brought de la neige to much of the northern half of the country, covering the country in a blanket of white. From Alsace dans l’est…

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French Pronunciation: The Guttural R Posted by on Jan 15, 2021

French Pronunciation: The Guttural R The French guttural ‘R’ is one of the most difficult sounds to produce in the French language. There is no equivalent sound in English, so it really takes some practicing in order to master it. To help us learn how to pronounce the French guttural ‘R’, first we need to…

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French Culture – Helpful voices Posted by on Jan 12, 2021

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Robust public transportation options make getting around Paris and many parts of France easy. Whether you’re taking the bus, le métro, or the train, a host of helpful voices help to make sure that your journey will be safe and efficient. Les voix des transports en commun From announcing the prochain arrêt or directing riders…

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French Culture – Paris’s new Metro line Posted by on Jan 5, 2021

Paris’s new metro line adds 4 nouvelles stations between la gare Saint-Lazare and la Mairie de Saint-Ouen. Originally planned for 2017, la ville de Paris and the RATP finally made things easier for people to get around the city and suburbs with the prolongement vers le nord de la ligne 14. Paris s’élargit This next phase…

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