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French Charm. No photo of the star rugby player (see today's story...) for you. I hope a photo of a beautiful French woman will do. I met Estelle during my latest photo périple through the town of Montfaucon. At the bakery, Estelle serves chocolate eggs, jelly beans, Tic-Tacs, Hollywood gum, and melt-in-your-mouth money... enough friandises to fill... Read more →


Around the time I met my husband... Il y a vingt ans. We've been following each other's dreams ever since. Read on in today's column (photo of Jean-Marc. His picture is taped to my computer screen). le baptême (baa-tem) : baptism Have French Word-A-Day delivered to your email inbox and never miss a word! le baptême de... Read more →


New to French Word-A-Day? Bienvenue! Sign up for free updates of the latest posts. une aubade (oh-bad) : dawn serenade donner une aubade à quelqu'un = to serenade someone :: A Day in a French Life... by Kristin Espinasse :: On ne sait jamais ce que demain sera... One never knows what tomorrow will bring and for... Read more →


Balance, order, and sunshine -- essentials for a thriving mind. la question à mille francs (lah-kest-yon-ah-meel-frahn) : the sixty-four thousand dollar question (something that is not known, the answer for which wins top prize!) . A Day in a French Life... by Kristin Espinasse It is WONDERFUL to be back in my writing room! So how did... Read more →


Meet-up: Jean Marc will be in LA soon... & elsewhere in the States... une petiote (peh tee oht) : little girl, lass un petiot (peh tee oh) : little boy, lad . . A Day in a French Life... by Kristin Espinasse Don't you just wonder who lives behind these fascinating French façades? The characters that cohabit,... Read more →


Flowers far from France... le but (bewt) : goal, aim . A Day in a French Life... by Kristin Espinasse Yesterday morning a great big soupir stopped me in my tracks and had me asking why? Why do I do what I do? What am I aiming for? Am I on the right track? I called Mom... Read more →


Ever read to someone at the library... because that someone could not recognize the letters in the story? analphabétism (an-alfa-bah-teezm) : illiteracy . Precious. Precious Jones, an inner-city high school girl, is illiterate... and faced with the choice to follow opportunity and test her own boundaries.See the film. Order it here. A Day in a French Life...... Read more →


What is love? Photo taken yesterday, outside our kitchen window. Free delivery of French Word-A-Day, direct to your in-box! If you haven't yet subscribed, take a moment and sign-up now (click here). And thank you for over a hundred Best Tips For Learning French. Don't miss them, here. *** un coup de dent (koo-deuh-dahn) : a nip... Read more →