Category Archives: Stephanie

Beautiful or untranslate-able words

Our friend, Stéphanie, thought of our blog when she saw this article on French words that resonate with learners. I see why! Her favorite is ‘ronronner,’ which is very onomatopoetic. You can just hear the cat purring. Still, I would … Continue reading

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Adventures of living in France. Can we become bilingual? Part II

Stephanie C. has written us before and now adds some of her own French-learning adventures. When she took lessons from me, she was a single American, working in Boston. Now, she’s living in France, married to a French man and … Continue reading

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The importance of the humble baguette – Part 3

Stephanie writes: So attached are the Parisians to their beloved baguettes, that I have even been in quite a few Chinese or Indian restaurants, where there has been a basket of baguettes on the table (just in case?). The French … Continue reading

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The importance of the humble baguette – Part 2

Stephanie continues: When I first moved here, I thought that to buy a baguette, you walked into the boulangerie and simply said “une baguette, s’il vous plait”. Little did know, that 99% of French people SPECIFY “au moins” the “cuisson” … Continue reading

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The importance of the humble baguette – Part 1

Stephanie writes: I never knew, before I came here, how important la Baguette is to the French. For example, my mother-in-law gets panicky if, during dinner, she notices that the bread is disappearing too fast, like say, the kids are … Continue reading

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American mom raising French kids: Part 2

Part 1 of this series was: Cute stories Part 1 Stephanie writes: It’s fun to think about language, as well!!… Sometimes I don’t know what my son is saying. For example both my kids called “musique” :  zique-mou (not sure … Continue reading

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Cute Stories of an American Mommy Bringing up Two French Kids

Stéphanie C. is writing us again. She now has two French kids, a French husband, and a French job. Fully immersed in Parisian life for several years now, she writes: “It’s fun to think about language!!… Sometimes I don’t know … Continue reading

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