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Opening up … again Posted by on May 25, 2021

Just over a year ago, I wrote a post called Opening Up. While it already felt long, we were really still in the early days of Covid, and France was coming off of their first significant confinement and trying to get back to normal. Twelve months … and multiple re-confinements and a few couvre-feux later … France…

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Le futur simple Posted by on May 20, 2021

‘Le futur simple’ – the simple future Le futur simple in French is used to discuss future plans, intentions, or predictions. In English, we use ‘will’ or ‘shall’ when expressing the future. Keep reading to discover how to form the future simple tense in French. _______________________________________________________________ Take the infinitive of the verb and add the…

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A novel solution to food waste Posted by on May 18, 2021

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Sustainability is a topic we hear a lot about these days. Global initiatives like the United Nations Goals for Sustainable Development encourage all of us to think about ways that we can help ensure that our home remains vibrant and viable. This week I came across a novel solution to food waste that might help…

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Anniversaries Posted by on May 11, 2021

For many French learners, the word anniversaire is perhaps most with associated with the expression Joyeux anniversaire but it can also refer to un anniversaire de mariage, or like in this past week, l’anniversaire d’une mort, or l’anniversaire de la fin d’une guerre. So this week, let’s explore anniversaries. 200 years after the death of…

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Les catacombes de Paris Posted by on May 7, 2021

Bonjour! I am sure you have heard of the morbid catacombes de Paris, but do you know why it was built in the first place? Continuez à lire pour savoir de plus! Read on to find out more! L’ossuaire municipal situated in the 14ieme arrondissement holds the remains of an estimated 6 million people and…

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A word to the weather wise Posted by on May 4, 2021

While my musings tend to turn to France (with occasional detours north of the border!), French is a global language and la Francophonie has a global footprint.  This week we’ll look at two examples that remind us of the richness of French in all its global grooviness. A world of language Spoken in une trentaine…

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