Franglish's Learning French through Music Playlist 


Author: Emma Ly
Throw away your dictionaries and put on your headphones ! Listening and singing to French music will help you speak fluently in no time.
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 La Rentrée: From the French going AWOL to A/W fashion 


Author: Emma Ly
No doubt that you've heard of 'la rentrée', blazoned across newspapers, commercial adverts and every other form of public media possible during the end of August and beginning of September in France.. In short, 'la rentrée' is more than a temporal reference for the start of autumn that pretty much holds a symbolic sense of revival and new beginnings. In terms of culture, la rentrée in September is just as important as the New Year itself, if not more. Here are a few cultural happenings that make this so.
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 ¿Cómo volverme parisina? 


Author: Sofia Wilson
Why a Parisian's love of 'cultivating austere beauty' and 'enjoying everything in moderation' could never be embraced by a latina. Sofía explains why becoming a 'true' Parisian and following Parisian social conventions would be near-on-impossible for any Latin American, in her case a proud-to-be mexicana.
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 The 10 Golden Rules of French Eating 


Author: Camilla Freeman
France is known as the gastronomic capital of the world, and with good reason. With national delicacies including macarons, cheese and foie gras, not to mention the long list of delectable patisseries and vienoisseries on offer, a weekend in France is enough to send shivers down the spine of even the most relaxed of waistline-watchers. And yet very few French people are overweight. So, how do they do it?
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 Paris in August 


Author: Amy Harding
Paris changes in summer. The City of Love loses many of its notoriously hostile inhabitants and prepares itself to welcome tourists. It may seem nonsensical that many tourist attractions, namely restaurants, theatres and art expositions close completely in August, but from a business-perspective there is no problem due to all doing the same; there seems to be an unwritten agreement. Amy Harding takes a look at the phenomenon of Paris in August.
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 What's on in Paris this August 


Author: Camilla Freeman
The sun might seem little more than a long-distant memory, but with the weather set to improve over the coming weeks, be sure to make the most of the fantastic outdoor entertainment on offer across the city during the month of August.
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 France for free 


Author: Camilla Freeman
Keen to see the sights but strapped for cash? Travelling on a budget certainly shouldn't mean you have to miss out. With a little bit of foreward planning, you can enjoy a town to the full without having to spend a penny. Here are a few examples of free activities and attractions on offer across France.
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 Untranslatable French 


Author: Camilla Freeman
Being able to recite your verb tables backwards is all very well and good, but it’s those mind-boggling idioms and expressions that are the key to speaking French like a native. Unfortunately, very few idiomatic expressions can be directly translated, you simply have to knuckle down and learn them by heart. On the bright side however, most of these expressions seem so bizarre that you are unlikely to forget them in a hurry! Here is a list of Franglish's favourites.
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 France's Top Summer Festivals 


Author: Camilla Freeman
It's that time of year again! Don't miss out on the fantastic festivals taking place across France this month. With such a wide range of activities and entertainment on offer, and with events organised all over the country including Nice, Lyon, Montpellier, Bordeaux, Lille, Nantes, you are sure to find something to suit you.
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 Paris brunch spots 


Author: Camilla Freeman
The British brunch craze is fast becoming a firmly-established tradition across the Manche, with the verb bruncher now in common usage. And when it comes to brunch, the French certainly don't do things by halves. Spoiled for choice? We've done the legwork for you and have put together a list of our favourite Parisian brunch spots. From superfood smoothie to smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, and with absolutely everything in between, you are sure to find something to suit your particular taste. Bon brunch!
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