Tag: Language Learning

Adventures in French Pronunciation

“Why don’t you want to take French?” I asked my friend. “It’s too difficult to pronounce!” she responded. Does this conversation sound familiar? Lots of…

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A Video Potpourri for La Rentrée

Bonjour!  My name is David Miller and I am a francophile, a francophone, and a member of the French Cultural Center. Today I'm going to…

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Back to School with TEDTalks en français to start the year off right!

C’est la rentrée ! The start of the school year, la rentrée littéraire, and the general back-to-it energy make September a great time for new…

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C’est la rentrée!

En France la rentrée est un moment important et particulier, mais pas seulement pour les enfants ou étudiants qui reprennent le chemin de l’école ou…

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Les antonomases en français: ces noms de marques tombés dans le langage courant #2

Avez vous lu le post précédent sur les antonomases? Si non, petit rappel avant de découvrir de nouveaux noms plus bas: une antonomase est une…

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Les antonomases en français: ces noms de marques tombés dans le langage courant

Une antonomase est une figure de style consistant à remplacer un nom commun par un nom propre ou, plus rarement, inversement.  Très souvent l’utilisation du…

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French Film Stars to watch on Hoopla

Whenever I’m home for extended periods, every night becomes movie night! Whether you’re a fan of romance or suspense with your popcorn, there are plenty…

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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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Fun with French Idiomatic Expressions, Part 2

If there’s one thing that France is famous for, it has to be the delicious food! The French are known for their baguettes, cheeses, wines,…

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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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