Category Archives: French

Montreal Vacation – Friday

Today I had my final breakfast at La Brioche Lyonnaise. This time I ordered the Pain Doré, French Toast sticks with maple syrup and fresh fruit. I walked pass Place Émilie-Gamelin to take photos of Librairie Marché du Livre although … Continue reading

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Montreal Vacation – Wednesday

On Wednesday I went to the Marché Jean-Talon and explored Little Italy. Marché Jean-Talon is a farmer’s market in Montreal. I didn’t buy anything there because I couldn’t do anything with fruits and vegetables but I did take a few … Continue reading

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Montreal Vacation – Tuesday

First I went to the Complexe Desjardins where I found the Renaud-Bray bookstore on Level 2. Complexe Desjardins is an interesting part of the underground city. It reminds me of the City of Domes in Logan’s Run because it has … Continue reading

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Montreal Vacation – Monday

My plans are still messed up so today I did everything I had scheduled for Wednesday, which was exploring the Outremont and Mile End neighborhoods. To get to Outremont, I took the Orange Line in the direction of Montmorency to … Continue reading

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Montreal Vacation – Sunday

Since I accomplished a few things on Saturday evening, my Sunday schedule was thrown off. The next thing I had scheduled was a visit to Librairie Michel Fortin but they didn’t open until 11:00 a.m. so I went to La … Continue reading

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Montreal Vacation – Saturday

I shall begin to describe my Montreal vacation by describing the flight since these details are worth documenting for future trips. I left home at 4:00 a.m. in order to be at the Philadelphia International Airport for my 10:15 a.m. … Continue reading

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French Grammar Cheat Sheet: Review

I have been given a French Grammar cheat sheet to review. This cheat sheet conjugates many of the major verbs in several tenses. It also has two pages of hand written notes which are a bit hard to read. You … Continue reading

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Je peux lire un livre en français.

Two years ago I wrote a blog post about my desire to learn how to read French. Unfortunately, I put aside that project to learn German for my trip to Berlin. But over the past few months I have been … Continue reading

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French / German Bilingual

I am still studying German. I have now read two books on the German language so I’m familiar with the grammar and I have a small vocabulary. I plan to go to Berlin for my vacation some time during April … Continue reading

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Anglophone

The word “anglophone” can be used to refer to the English speaking world community. For example, if you wanted to refer to the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, and Canada as a set of nations where English is predominantly … Continue reading

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Bill Ville

After discovering the amusing French dialect Chiac, un langage anglo-français du Canada, I thought it would be funny to imagine how Williamsport would change if the city were ever conquered by the French. This should freak out the local xenophobes! … Continue reading

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La Nouvelle-France : Le Québec

Over the weekend I finally finished reading Nouveaux Copains : Foreign Language French Level 1. This textbook was published in the early 1990s and reflects the multicultural approach to education that became politically correct in the 1990s. I think multicultural … Continue reading

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Book Seller

I have so many books that I’ve often joked about opening a bookstore. I have no place left for another bookshelf so there are stacks of books piled up everywhere. I’m fed up with the clutter so I’ve been selling … Continue reading

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How To Appear To Be A Sophisticated Programmer

During the economic apocalypse it will be increasingly important to stand out from all the other programmers applying for the few remaining jobs. It would certainly help if you appear to be the most sophisticated programmer. There are many ways … Continue reading

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French Cheat Sheet – une antisèche pour la langue française

Today I created a cheat sheet for French. I looked on the Internet for a French cheat sheet but I did not find exactly what I was looking for. Most of the French cheat sheets are only good for tourists … Continue reading

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Reading French – J’apprends à lire le français

I have a lot of time on my hands so I’m learning French. My goal is to learn how to read French so I can read French books. I’m not studying pronunciation or developing listening skills. For now, I’m just … Continue reading

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