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Bizarre Expressions in Different Languages

Have you ever started learning a new language only to be surprised that many common expressions in your first language do not exist in this other language? On top of that, did you learn any expressions in your new language that would make no sense in your native tongue? If you know this feeling well, Continue Reading …

Life in France vs. Life in the US

If you’re studying a foreign language, there’s a good chance that you’re interested in learning about different cultures. As far as Western cultures go, we share many similarities. After all, the world in the 21st century is smaller than ever: everyone is connected by the internet, and globalization has made it so that we share Continue Reading …

Does learning a language affect our perception of reality?

What is it that draws you to learn a new language? Is it a love of French food that has led you to study French? An interest in visiting the Great Wall of China that has you learning Mandarin? Or perhaps a desire to move to the southern hemisphere in search of some sunshine that Continue Reading …

A religious holiday, a celebration of crêpes, or a day for a groundhog?

This Saturday, February 2nd, will be a day to celebrate many things: Jesus, light, crêpes, springtime, and meteorologist-rodents! Originally an ancient pagan holiday, La Chandeleur or Candlemas has long been a Christian feast day, which falls annually on February 2nd. Candlemas is a celebration of Jesus Christ, falling during the 40th day of the Christmas Continue Reading …