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Comme Toi (Like You) Posted by on Sep 23, 2012

This is the story of a little girl who was barely eight years old. She lived in Warsaw, Poland. It was the eve of the Second World War. The horrible Holocaust was about to be unleashed by the Nazis. All she wanted was to play and enjoy a happy life. All she wanted was to…

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Google Puts the “€” in French “€-Books” Posted by on Jun 12, 2012

Not too long ago, several French literati organizations seemed to heroically wage an “uphill crusade” against the Internet search Goliath Google, accusing it of outright book piracy. Today, the paramount motivation of these organizations appears to be more mercantile than virtuously academic. Everything else, of course, “n’est que littérature” (“nothing but literature”). Internet search giant Google…

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Paris-Plages: When The Beach Comes to Paris! Posted by on Jul 21, 2011

If you spent the past two weeks or so in Paris, you’ll know that le temps (the weather) did not exactly “spoil” the Parisians—Together with the millions of tourists who flocked into France to visit the French capital! But actually, since yesterday, the Paris weather has decided to take it easy for a bit. Much…

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French Expressions about Sleep Posted by on Nov 17, 2010

Don’t sleep on these French sleep expressions. After une longue journée de travail (a long day of work), c’est normal d’avoir sommeil (it’s normal to feel sleepy), but if you can’t fall asleep, then you probably suffer from une insomnie (insomnia.) If you go to bed early, then you are a couche-tôt (early sleeper); if not…

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