French Word-A-Day

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French Word-A-Day
A former desert rat from Phoenix decided to share a piece of Provence from her office in the various cafés along the French Riviera. The blog offers you a thrice-weekly slice of French life!
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  • ça tombe bien (a useful phrase) + congé or vacation 1 week ago The photo above has nothing to do with the word of the day, but it fits nicely with vacation.... Today's Words: ça tombe bien : it's a good thing, it's good timing, the timing is right A DAY IN A FRENCH LIFE by Kristi Espinasse It was late at night when an alert flashed across the...
  • Combler: Satisfied or fulfilled in French (and in life) 2 weeks ago 10-year-old Smokey is happiest when he is in the presence of his pack, or "sa meute." More on happiness in today's post. (Photo taken from inside my Mom's studio) Today's word: combler => to fill => to fulfill, satisfy => to fill a gap (in one's life) une vie comblée = a fulfilled...
  • Culte: How I found out I was in a sect in France (humor) 3 weeks ago Discover the magical light of Van Gogh this September in Provence. Join our small group with instructor Kurt Schwarz and paint in Provence during the best time of the year. Click here for tour details (picture of Jeanne LaCasse, reader of this blog and tour participant) Today's word: un défi :...

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Karene
20:39 PM November 23, 2012

I follow several expat blogs, but I think Kristen's (sp?) is the first one I found. I'm not even sure if I can vote more than once, but I have to give a shout-out to her blog! She has written so personally about her life, I feel as though she were my very best friend who is sharing her life with me over a cup of coffee. I love how her mother chimes in from Puerto Vallarto, and her husband makes a regular appearance on the blog too. I feel like I could show up at their house and be welcomed, even though she only knows me from my comments (and I promise not to!!! I would never stalk her like that!) But that's a tribute to the warm, inviting way she chronicles her adventures being married to a Frenchman, owning and operating a vineyard, raising French/American children, and settling into life in France.

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