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What’s new in Old Quebec Posted by on Jun 11, 2019

As I’ve shared before, I’m a big fan of la ville de Québec. Most of my experiences though have revolved around the Old City. And while I still adore (adore … it’s a cognate!) the Chateau Frontenac, le Petit Champlain, and la Place Royale, on a recent trip to the city for a family event…

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The Ultimate Transparent French Blog 2016 Year in Review Quiz Posted by on Jan 5, 2017

Another year has come and gone, and what a year it was. The team at Transparent has had a lot of fun writing articles for you every week, but now we’re going to test to see how much you retained 😉 In 2016, the French blog received almost one million hits! We also added another…

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Le plus important des jours . . . * Posted by on Nov 29, 2016

Novembre touche à sa fin. (November is almost over.) As I was reflecting on the last month and thinking about this week’s post, it struck me that November is a month full of momentous jours (days) . . . some are specific to us here in the US, but at least one should be on…

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RIP Leonard Cohen. Listen to a Song He Recorded in French! Posted by on Nov 17, 2016

We’ve lost a lot of wonderful singers this year. We’ve said goodbye to Natalie Cole, Otis Clay, Signe Anderson, Frank Sinatra Jr., Prince, and David Bowie, among others. Earlier this month, the legendary Leonard Cohen passed away at the age of 82 in his home in Los Angeles. Cohen was a soft rock singer known…

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Which State/Province Are You From? Expressing Location in French Posted by on Sep 3, 2015

I’ve been writing about prepositions with certain verbs lately, but today I’d like to discuss prepositions referring to American states and Canadian provinces (still worth reading if you’re not from those places – can never have too much grammar 😉 ) A while back, we wrote a post on how to say you’re from, living…

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The French RAP of the Participes PASSÉS Posted by on Jun 23, 2012

A French teacher from Canada has devised a fun and fantastic way to teach French grammar to her young students: A French Rap song that describes the rules of thumb of the “PP“—meaning les Participes Passés (Past Participles)! Pour plus de détails (For more details), go to: www.rapdespp.com ♦ LE RAP DES PARTICIPES PASSÉS (THE RAP…

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Must-Know French Words for Facebook Users Posted by on Mar 11, 2012

Ever wondered how to say “Add a friend” in French? Well, whether or not you’re a certifiably incurable “Facebookoholique“, this Top 100+ List can be a nice and fun way for you to learn French and quickly gain lots of French vocabulary. Now, if you really want to propel your French skills to the next level, this compilation will…

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