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Fallen for France Posted by on Sep 28, 2021

Once again, the calendar has turned towards l’automne. Days are getting cooler (and shorter!) and soon les feuilles vont commencer à tomber des arbres. Before we leave l’été completely behind though, let’s revisit one more great summer song. Fallen for France I’ve said it before, Étienne Daho’s Tombé pour la France is “the first French…

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French bookshops Posted by on Sep 24, 2021

Bonjour! La lecture est une amitié. – Marcel Proust Je n’ai jamais eu de chagrin qu’une heure de lecture n’ait dissipé. – Montesquieu ______________________________________________________________ It’s officially fall, and what better way to spend it then cozied up with a book? Today I want to highlight some French bookshops, past and present, and a recommendation for…

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Christo’s Arc de Triomphe Posted by on Sep 21, 2021

A dream almost 60 years in the making is finally a reality. Last Thursday – on the eve of the Journées Européennes du Patrimoines – President Emmanuel Macron inaugurated l’Arc de Triomphe empaqueté de Christo. Christo’s Arc de Triomphe Thursday’s ceremony celebrated a project that Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude first imagined in 1962, “une…

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French News Round-up Posted by on Sep 14, 2021

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Keeping up with the news is a great way to expand your cultural knowledge and practice your vocabulary. This week we take a look at some of the latest headlines in a little French news round-up. French News Round-up It’s been a while since we’ve looked at what’s happening à la une des actualités françaises. The past…

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À la bibliothèque Posted by on Sep 10, 2021

À la bibliothèque – At the library Bonjour!  As Tim mentioned earlier this week, it’s Library Card Sign-up Month in the US! In celebration, I wanted to share some vocabulary you could use à la bibliothèque (at the library). (Don’t forget the difference with the faux ami la librairie – book store 😊) Before we jump into…

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French Proverbs Posted by on Sep 7, 2021

It’s September. In France, that means la rentrée.  Here in the US, September is also National Library Card Sign-up Month. Les bibliothèques are amazing places where you can find all sorts of wonderful content … including, at many, access to Transparent Language’s online learning portal. Learn more here. Les proverbes français Watching the great French movie…

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