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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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Le Sens du mot ‘libéral’ en français

From Etienne: To distinguish between the “faux amis” – ‘liberal’ and “libéral” – Stephen (‘Etienne’) Roop nous écrit: “A mon avis, les mots “libéral” et “antilibérale” sont des euphémismes communs parmi les intellectuels français. Ils ne veulent pas dire la … Continue reading

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