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French Vocabulary – Working Out Posted by on Apr 28, 2020

While some countries are starting to relax their stay at home orders, people living in others – including la France, l’Angleterre, and many parts of les États-Unis (including where I live) – are still trying to find ways to pass the time while confinés chez eux. Virtual tours are great for the mind, but what…

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French Opinions – Covid Confinement Posted by on Apr 14, 2020

As many French people head into a fifth week of confinement, only able to leave home for necessities dans le cadre de la lutte contre la propagation du virus Covid-19 (as part of efforts to battle the spread of Covid-19), how are they feeling. For many, the challenging times are taking a toll. Fortunately, the…

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French Culture – Responding to a Crisis Posted by on Mar 24, 2020

Last week it still felt like we could ignore what is happening outside, at least here in the US. As France, following la Chine (China), l’Italie (Italy), l’Espagne (Spain), et bien d’autres pays (and many other countries) started to ask people to stay home and to keep physical distance, I know I for one wanted to focus…

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French Culture – Architectural Oddities Posted by on Mar 3, 2020

The news from France doesn’t stop (apparently some people think that Emmanuel Macron is more than just a bad president) and I do want to touch on the spread of Covid-19 in France, but in times like these, we can all use a little bit of divertissement (distraction). L’architecture … hmmm … de Paris? Everyone…

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French Language – Time and Temperature Posted by on Jan 7, 2020

What better time than the beginning of a new year (and the beginning of l’hiver / winter) to talk about the time and the weather. My colleagues here at Transparent Language have covered some of this before, so think of this week as a review … with some helpful tips and new vocabulary. C’est l’heure…

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French Language – Pom, pom, pom Posted by on Dec 17, 2019

I’ve heard it said that if you don’t encounter a language before a certain age, there are sounds in that language that will not only be difficult (if not impossible) for you to pronounce properly, but even hard for you to hear! I say it’s never too late as long as you apply yourself. This…

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French Culture – Songs, songs, songs Posted by on Dec 10, 2019

Le nouvel an (New years) is just a few short weeks away, but it’s not just a new year, it’s a whole new décenie (decade). The perfect time for a look back … and for un cadeau (a gift). In the new year, Transparent Language will be sponsoring a “greatest hits” Spotify list of songs…

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