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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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I wanna have a French mustache Posted by on Aug 31, 2021

One of the reasons I’ve always loved the Eurovision Song Contest is because of just how odd it can be. This year’s competition may already be dans le rétroviseur but I just had to share this little gem from 2014 by the rock-pop-hip-hop French trio Twin Twin. Moustache Earning only 2 points, the song finished a disappointing…

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La francophonie du Canada Posted by on Aug 27, 2021

 La francophonie du Canada – French‑Speaking Canada Canada is officially a bilingual country (un pays bilangue), with English and French as the two official languages. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom (la Charte des droits et libertés), which was part of the Constitution Act (la loi constitutionnelle) of 1982, strengthened the status of both…

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Josephine Baker Posted by on Aug 24, 2021

Connaissez-vous Josephine Baker? Born in 1906 into a poor family in Mississippi, she would grow up to conquer France … and to help conquer the Nazis. And now this woman of many firsts, is about to conquer one more first. Osez Joséphine Thanks to the writer Laurent Kupferman and his Osez Joséphine petition, Josephine Baker…

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Let’s get moving French style Posted by on Aug 17, 2021

I’ve talked before about some of the ways that the French government has been focused on encouraging people to live healthy lives. As mentioned last week, this is also a concern for the Paris 2024 Olympic Committee who wants to use the upcoming games to mettre plus de sport dans le quotidien des Français. But they’re not…

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Avoiding repetition: y and en Posted by on Aug 13, 2021

Bonjour! Transparent Language Online has recently added 64 French grammar lessons. Each lesson are 20 minutes each, which means we now have over 21 hours of grammar learning! If you’d like to check them out, click here. Let’s look at two of our newest lessons on avoiding repetition by using the pronouns y and en…

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