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12 Points for France! How Did France do in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest? Posted by on May 13, 2018

It’s May! If you grew up in Europe (or Australia?), you know the best time of year has finally arrived. It has nothing to do with the warm weather or holidays and everything to do with a little friendly competition between countries. More glitzy than “American Idol” and less heartbreaking stories than “The Voice” is…

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French Music – Louane – Si t’étais là Posted by on Feb 4, 2018

Ah, February. For many, it means another cold few weeks (Thanks, Punxsutawney Phil), but luckily on the west coast, we’re experiencing some record-breaking highs, and I’m quite ok with that! Whether you’ll be celebrating it bundled up or in shorts, the holiday for lovers is right around the corner, and it’s not always a happy…

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Les chansons de supporteurs de foot (French football songs) Posted by on Jan 31, 2017

If you’ve ever watched a French football (soccer) game, you’ve probably noticed that fans shout out some very energetic and catchy songs and cheers. These songs differ depending on the team fans are cheering for, of course. (And it’s not just French fans who do this–if you’ve ever watched a Liverpool game, you might be familiar with You’ll…

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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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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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Line by Line Lesson: “Le droit à l’erreur” by Amel Bent Posted by on Mar 10, 2016

Don’t you love it when a song you hadn’t heard in a long time comes on and you can sing along like a pro? This recently happened to me with a song I listened to when I started learning French. I didn’t know the lyrics well – it was always a song I had on…

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Learning Through Music – “Rien qu’une fois” by Keen’V Posted by on Mar 3, 2016

Elizabeth, John, and I have all written about the benefits of music as a language learning resource. They’re a great source of current vocabulary, expressions, and even pronunciation. The fact that they’re catchy only makes it easier for you to remember words you may otherwise not learn in class or even in most conversations. Regardless…

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