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French Politics – A voting debate Posted by on Feb 6, 2019

In an earlier post on the protests in France by les Gilets Jaunes (the Yellow Vests), I talked about President Emmanuel Macron’s plans for a grand débat national (a great national debate) to uncover what is driving the ongoing unrest. One of the topics that has emerged from those discussions caught my attention. Le vote…

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Singing Happy Blue Songs – Moana In French Posted by on Jan 31, 2019

It’s no secret how much I think taking a moment to chanter une chanson (sing a song) is great for practicing French. What may be a bit of surprise, even more than singing along to French pop songs, is how I often use les chansons de Disney as well! Mon film préféré de Disney (my…

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French Culture – Recent News Posted by on Jan 29, 2019

This past month has had its share of news. Some of it happy, some sad, but as we say au revoir (good bye) to janvier (January) and look towards le mois de février (the month of February), a few in particular are worth pausing on in this week’s review of recent news out of l’Hexagone. Tintin a 90…

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Tool Trouble Hinging On A Good Night’s Sleep – Hardware In French Posted by on Jan 23, 2019

One of the best vocabulary tests in the world is urgently needing to explain something important. When there’s no time and no room for les fautes (mistakes), the reality of vocabulary limitations becomes inescapable. Not too long ago mon lit (my bed) broke in the middle of the night. It was a pretty simple fix,…

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French Music – More from Calogero Posted by on Jan 22, 2019

Calogero has quickly become one of my favorite French singers. He has a way of combining great melodies with powerful language that evokes emotions, memories, and plein de sentiments (lots of emotion). Like Voler de Nuit which I shared previously, the song below is from his great 2017 album Liberté chérie (Cherished freedom).   On a tous …

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