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Après moi, le déluge – Flood Vocabulary in French Posted by on Jun 2, 2016

If you’ve been following the news, you’ve probably heard of the torrential downpour in Europe that has caused flooding responsible for the death of at least 10 people. Unfortunately, la météo (the forecast) shows more rain in the coming days. Thousands of people in France have been evacuated as the floods have now been declared…

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Heat-Related Vocabulary in French Posted by on Jul 2, 2015

For the past couple of days, anyone in France who’s stepped foot outside or even opened a window has certainly noticed that Mother Nature a allumé le chauffage à fond (has turned the heat up on high)! It’s actually the result of hot winds making their way up from Africa. France isn’t the only one experiencing…

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L’ennemi (The Enemy) — Charles Baudelaire, “Les Fleurs du Mal” Posted by on Nov 12, 2010

Three years before he joined l’autre monde (the Other World), Baudelaire had this to say about his vision of reality, and its levels of existence: – “J’ai quelques convictions, dans un sens plus élevé, et qui ne peut pas être compris par les gens de mon temps.” Meaning: – “I have a few convictions, in a…

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