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    French Weather Words – Quel temps fait-il?

    When we want to know what the weather is like, we ask the question, “Quel temps fait-il?” French weather words can be quite different from English. And, of course, there are many possible answers to this question, “Quel temps fait-il?”…

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    La Tour Eiffel – The Eiffel Tower

    The Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous constructions in France. People all over the world recognize its shape and know it as a landmark of the city of Paris. The official Eiffel Tower website has a booklet that…

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    Il fait beau – It is nice out

    When it comes to describing a nice day in French, “Il fait beau” works every time. Il fait beau can describe a beautiful snowy day in winter, or a sunny summer day. Did you notice that the French word beau…

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    Il fait du vent – It is windy

    Here in Canada, where I live, the month of March has a reputation for being windy. So, in honour of that, here is some French weather vocabulary to describe our windy days. the wind = le vent It is windy.…

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    Être – to Be

    The present tense of être is used so often in French, it is important that you get to know these phrases. to be = êtreI am = je suisyou are (singular) = tu eshe is = il estshe is =…

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    The Cat in the Hat in French and English

    What a great way for a beginning reader in French to practice reading! The famous Dr. Seuss classic The Cat in the Hat is available in a bilingual edition in English and French. If you are just beginning to learn…

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    Il fait du soleil – It is sunny

    Il fait du soleil. (eel feh du soh-LAY) = It is sunny. I love a bright sunny day in the winter! The air has a special blueness and crispness that doesn’t exist any other time of the year. It is…

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    Il pleut – It is raining

    To say that it is raining in French, say “il pleut.” This is a tricky phrase for English speakers to pronounce. “Il” = eel. That part is easy. The “pl” sound is just like English. The t is silent. The…

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    Il neige – It is snowing

    Il neige. (eel NAYZH) = It is snowing. Neige rhymes with beige and means snow. To say that it is snowing, say “Il neige.”