Category Archives: french

French Friday: #motdièse

It was nearly five months ago when I wrote about the Forum mondial de la langue française – a gathering of great French-speaking leaders and thinkers to discuss the influx of foreign (read: English) words being used to describe technology and the internet. Public … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Nolwenn Leroy at Drom NYC

Last Tuesday I had the pleasure of seeing Nolwenn Leroy in her American debut, performing at Drom in New York City. Drom is an odd little basement club on Avenue A in the East Village. It’s small, but the acoustics are nice, the food … Continue reading

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French Friday: No, souper doesn’t mean “to eat soup”

One of the first subjects covered in most language classes is food. When and where and what do you eat? So the French words for breakfast, lunch, and dinner were pretty well ingrained in my head. Petit dejeuner, dejeuner, et dîner.  … Continue reading

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French Friday: Tu Tweet or Not Tu Tweet

There was a really fascinating article on the BBC website this week about how the French communicate on Twitter and other social media networks and whether or not those standards might be changing the language altogether. Apparently, French speakers are no longer using … Continue reading

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Music Monday: My Top Five Male Francophone Singers

As a follow-up to last week’s post, I bring you my top five male francophone singers (in no particular order): Bruno Pelletier The artist that started my francophone music obsession. I still can’t believe that it’s been 15 years. There … Continue reading

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Off-off the beaten path in Rouen, France

Rouen, is not exactly the first French town that springs to most tourists’ minds. It may not even be third or fourth or tenth. You could say it’s already off the beaten path. But writing about Le Gros Horloge last week got … Continue reading

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Le Gros Horloge, Rouen, France

Rouen’s “Big Clock” is impossible to miss. It is, in fact, quite large, and it hangs across the city’s main shopping and pedestrian street. It’s an astronomical clock, with only one hand, but it also portrays the days of the … Continue reading

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French Friday: “la guerre” on hashtags

Today is the last day of the Forum mondial de la langue française, a week-long meeting of leaders and thinkers from French-speaking countries across the globe to discuss the language’s history, present, and future. This year the forum was held … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Americans do love French music!

I consider myself somewhat of an expert in French pop music, but sometimes I still come across something that surprises me. Lately it’s been the discovery that there are an awful lot of classic “American” songs that were actually written … Continue reading

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Travel Thursday: Strange French geography

The other day, one of my favorite French singers, Patrick Fiori, posted his new fall tour dates on Facebook. I was lucky enough to see him perform (twice!) while I was in France last year, so I don’t really care where he … Continue reading

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