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Sleeeeeeeep

French Word of the Day:  dormir (door-meer)- to sleep It’s about 9:40 pm (or 21h41 if you want to write it French-style) on a Saturday (and by that I mean Friday… see?  tired!), and I plan on going to sleep … Continue reading

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To Drink or Not To Drink

French Word of the Day: manifestation (man-ih-fest-ah-si-on)- demonstration (usually involved with a strike) The French have decided to strike again.  It’s what they do.  Everyone was worried that it was going to last for days and we weren’t going to … Continue reading

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Bonbon? Pas bon? D’accord…

French Word of the Day: bonbon (bawn-bawn)- candy (bon is also the word for good… so it’s like saying good good) I’m not rereading the post I wrote yesterday because I’m afraid of the mistakes/ awkward wording in it.  Sleep … Continue reading

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Cadeau, Cadeau, Cadeau

French Word of the Day: cadeau (cad-oh)- a gift This word has come up a lot today.  We talked in class for 2 hours this afternoon about gifts (my brain shut down for the last half hour because we’d already … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Wine with Your Cheese?

French Word of the Day: pompette (pomp-et)- drunk/ tipsy (for a girl) I learned that word today at the wine tasting.  There was also cheese which I’m told was mostly really good.  Patrick, our wine connoisseur, gave me extra wine … Continue reading

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Oh! A Chateau!

French Word of the Day: chateau (shat-oh)- castle Today was our chateau day.  We went to Chateau d’Azay-le-Rideau and Chateau Villandry.  The former was nice, but the latter (pictured below) was a mighty fine piece of castle.  I’m not the … Continue reading

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Back to School

French Word of the Day: professeur (pra-off-es-or)- teacher I met the kids.  I had to look on the fridge to figure out how to spell their names (which I promptly forgot), but I can say them: Perrine (girl 13), Bastien … Continue reading

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