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French Culture – The Little Prince Posted by on Aug 25, 2020

I realized recently that, while we’ve often evoked it, no one here at the Transparent Language French Blog has ever really talked about Le Petit Prince … perhaps one of the most famous (or if not, at least well-loved) books ever written in French. Je ne veux plus être raisonnable … Often taught in high…

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French Culture – Summer Music Posted by on Aug 11, 2020

August is traditionally vacation time in France et qui dit vacances d’été dit chanson d’été (and summer vacation means summer songs) ! This retro hit from the French group Niagara is the perfect way to embrace your beach love if you can’t get there in person. L’amour à la plage Niagara was part of the soundtrack of…

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French Vocabulary – Town and Country Posted by on Jul 28, 2020

It’s easy to think, when you look at a bilingual dictionary, that there is a right word in French for every word in English. Sometimes though picking the right word in another language is complicated by nuances of meaning. Le Rat de la ville et le Rat des champs Ville (n.f; la ville) is one such…

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French Culture – Fireworks Posted by on Jul 14, 2020

Happy Bastille Day! Or as they say in France Joyeux quatorze juillet. This year because of Covid-19 the annual celebrations of the birth of the French republic will look a little different, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t celebrate. Un défilé, des bals, et des feux d’artifices A typical quatorze juillet (July 14th) in France…

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French Music – Let’s get out of town Posted by on Apr 21, 2020

Let’s take another trip this week. This time, to a charming little corner of province. The French musical group Trois Cafés Gourmands(Three cafés gourmands) celebrates their own little coin de province (corner of the country) in À nos souvenirs (To our memories). Comment puis-je oublier How can I forget Ce coin de paradis? This corner of paradise?…

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French Culture – Explore Posted by on Apr 7, 2020

Malheureusement (Sadly) the world is still at home. If you are one of the many people still looking at the world from inside the safety of your own home, I hope this week’s blog will being you a little divertissement (diversion) and un peu d’espoir (a little hope). On reste à la maison … If you are staying at…

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French Language – Hope Posted by on Mar 17, 2020

This week’s song may be a few years old, but with the current evolving health situation in the world right now and the accompanying sense of angoisse (anxiety) gripping many nations, it seemed like a perfect time for a healthy dose of l’espoir. Hope While the song – signé (from, lit. signed) Gaëtan Roussel, the…

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