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Different “Yous” & Other French Particularities

French Grammar Books and Dictionaries

This post originally appeared on my first blog in 2006 One of the things in French that I still struggle with is the utilisation of the polite and familiar “you”. Luckily having learnt Spanish before I was familiar with the general idea: there is one way to say “you” to […]

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Welcome Spring!

My apologies to those of you who may still be battling freezing temperatures and are surrounded by snow banks, but Spring is in the air over here. How do I know? We celebrated the local Carnival   Things are shooting up all over the garden   Kieran took his first […]

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A Weekend in Lyon

We just celebrated a super long weekend in France. Both Kieran and Lucas were off from Wednesday until Sunday! We spent Wednesday at home working in the garden and doing other household projects, then headed into Lyon on Thursday to spend the weekend visiting friends. That's Lucy in her teaching […]

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En mai fais ce qui te plaît | Welcome May

Happy May Day! In France there's an expression En avril Ne te découvre pas d'un fil En mai Fais ce qu'il te plaît which basically means that in April you shouldn't pack away the winter clothes yet (literally don't remove even one thread from your clothes), but in May you […]

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