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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  • The worst thing about summer in the south of France + do you know these slang words? 1 week ago An almost 13-year-old Smokey, keeping cool in the garden. It's a good thing he can't hear so well these days, as the streets just beyond those hedges are loud at the start of summer. Read on in today's bruyante update. TODAY'S FRENCH EXPRESSION: blindé 1. jam-packed, full (of...
  • Le Défi: An upcoming challenge for Jean-Marc + full story recorded in French 2 weeks ago One of the many "points d'eau" Jean-Marc talks about in his update, below. The English version follows and the entire story is available on sound file, below. Today's French Word: "le défi" : challenge, dare Sound File: Click below to listen to Jean-Marc read his story. Note: Jean-Marc...
  • Words, Meaning & Avoir le déclic (to have a lightbulb moment) 3 weeks ago A café in Paris. A bit of a coffee theme in today's story, so we'll pair that now with a picture taken years ago in Montmartre. TODAY'S FRENCH EXPRESSION: "avoir le déclic" : to have an aha moment, a lightbulb moment FRENCH SOUND FILE: Click below to hear Jean-Marc pronounce the...

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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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