Tag: Culture

Business French, Part 2- Essential French Expressions to Use in the Workplace

If you normally write your professional emails in English you know there are several set phrases when communicating with colleagues and clients. Today we offer the French equivalent of these sentences; read along and let us know if we missed your favorite!

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Monuments Historiques #4: La Tour Eiffel

Then Paris began the construction of the Eiffel Tower in January 1887, and finished it March 31st, 1889.  The purpose of this tower was to…

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Monuments Historiques #1: L'Opéra Garnier

We all know that the Parisian cityscape is filled with beautiful architecture and landmarks.  Think the Eiffel Tower, think Arc de Triomphe, think Les Invalides.…

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Struggling to Translate Some English Words into French? Here's Why

Have you noticed that when you try to translate some of your English words there just doesn’t seem to be the "mot juste." Here is a list of words in English that don’t seem to have an exact French equivalent.

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Business French, Part 1- Salutations and Closings

In part 1 of our Business French series, we are providing you with several salutations and closings the French use when writing more formal letters and emails. Whether it’s a letter to a potential employer or an email cementing a partnership, these words and phrases will come in handy again and again!

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Chocolate: Belgian versus Swiss

According to The Daily Meal, Americans buy 58 million pounds of chocolate in the 7 days leading up to Valentine’s Day. But where does all…

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La Chandeleur

Sunlight, abundance, celebration. Not words you typically associate with February. And while February 2 is Groundhog Day in the US, a day when we check…

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Recette de soupe de champagne (Champagne "Soup" Recipe)

Vin chaud (hot mulled wine) might be the most-thought-of alcoholic drink this time of year but what if you wanted to do something different? Look…

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Flavors of a French Fall: Recipes from Alsace-Lorraine

The gastronomy of Alsace-Lorraine, a region in Northeast France, is perfect for this time of year!  The ingredients and dishes conjure comfort food galore to…

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Summer Vacation à la française!

The summer heat wave, known as la canicule in French, is here (note: I am not complaining; winter lasts too long in Boston!). If we’re…

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