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“French Right and Left Parties: Avoid a Common Mistake
Mes étudiants Américains ne comprennent généralement pas qu’en France, nous avons une échelle de partis politiques beaucoup plus large qu’aux États-Unis. Ils pensent que “la droite” = the Republicans, et “la gauche” = the Democrats. Mais ce n’est pas vrai.

My American students usually don’t understand that in France, we have a much larger scale of political parties than in the US. They think “the right” = the Republicans, “the left” = the Democrats. But it’s not true.”

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Si Le Pen devient présisent, je déménage. Oui, mais où ??
Hypothesis in French - the Uses of Si + Audio - Learn French

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French Cruise Vocabulary + Bilingual Story - Learn French

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This week, I am thrilled to announce Julie joined the team of immersion teachers in France I recommend. Julie lives in Provence, and will welcome you - traveling by yourself or with your family - in her flat located on a large estate with three pools, a big garden, a playground a volleyball court... She is available starting now! Please contact her directly using the form on the page below
Individual or Family French Immersion in Provence + Pool - Learn French

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How do you Say "French" and "France"? - Learn French

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Oh my... The first round of the presidential French election is coming up this Sunday. In this bilingual article, you'll learn the French election vocabulary, and Chantal will explain how we vote in France. She'll also warn you about an typical mistake that could be quite confusing when you talk about politics in French.
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French Election Vocabulary + Practice - Learn French

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Catholic Mass Prayers in French (with audio) - Learn French

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Say “Joyeuses Pâques”, Pâques is Plural in French

In French, there is a distinction between “la Pâque juive” (a feminine singular word- the Passover celebrated by the Jews) and “les fêtes chrétiennes de Pâques” (Christian celebration of Easter), more simply referred to as “Pâques” (plural, no article) .

While the Jewish Passover commemorates the Exodus from Egypt, the Christian Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus (the picture is by Hendrick van den Broeck, in the Sistine Chapel.)

So we say:
“Joyeuses Pâques” – happy Easter
“Qu’est-ce que vous faîtes pour Pâques ?” What are you doing at Easter time?” http://j.mp/2nYUkq6
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Why eggs for Easter?
The most practical explanation is that the Catholic Church forbade the consumption of eggs during Lent (le Carême), but during that time, hens still laid them… So there was a surplus of eggs at Easter, and you had to use them fast… This is also the reason why we cook crêpes at Mardi Gras, before Lent starts.
Les Traditions de Pâques - Easter's Traditions in France - Learn French http://j.mp/2onAuIh
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If you decided to follow Olivier's lamb recipe for Easter, why not make a scrumptious gravy to go with it? Just replace 'turkey" by "lamb" and you'll be all set :-)
My Turkey Gravy with a Secret French Twist - Learn French
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