A new series featuring songs in French
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What is faire la bise? This post was inspired by the hook of the song, Aristocrate by French rapper, Heuss L’Enfoire, « fais-moi la bise comme un aristocrate »
I wrote this poem in French when I was 20-something
Listen to songs by Amir, Diva Faune featuring Léa Paci, Aude Gagnier, Pink Martini, Sara’h, and Zap Mama
When my daughter's French teacher recently asked for donations of new or gently used French-language books to add to her classroom’s library, these three books immediately came to mind: Ourika by Claire de Duras Mes parents by Hervé Guibert Paroles by Jacques Prévert I had to read these books for my French classes and I … Continue reading If You’re Learning French, Read These 3 Books
How languages, dialects, and accents develop over time is fascinating to me. It’s proof that a language is living because it constantly moves around and grows. In school, I studied the mechanics of French. But as with any language, the best way to learn how to speak and develop fluency in français is to immerse … Continue reading How Do You Say Blueberry in French? It Depends on the Region
I describe how I became a fan of all things French. A 30-year love story in about 3 minutes.