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Lost in Translation: The Nitty Gritty of Learning French

As a Francophile from a very young age and a frustrated practitioner of French for the past 18 months, my relationship with French is very complicated. Here are some reflections after months of
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Negotiating à la Française: The Meaning of Non

Anyone who has spent a serious amount of time in Paris knows the word well. Non, Monsieur, it is not possible to have green beans instead of
by Sylvia Sabes
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How to Order Coffee in France with Comme Une Française

You've packed a Paris-perfect wardrobe, planned your gastronomic meals, and found idyllic accommodations...now it's time to practice your French.
by Géraldine Lepère
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Planning for Paris: Spoiled by Luxury Services in the City of Light

I’ve just booked my Haven in Paris apartment for a week in the City of Love. Sigh... Going to Paris has always been a dream of mine, and I want
by Anonymous Client
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Answering the Inevitable: “So, Are You Totally Fluent in French Now?”

Karigee When I moved back to New York from Paris, I began to notice a trend. When people learned that I had lived in Paris, their first question
by Tory Hoen