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Predilections Prédilections – more faux amis?

link here-false friends Well this is interesting. Type in “predilection” and Google’s first definition thrown up is below in italics:- Is it me or do the examples quoted smack of VERY personal preferences!? “”predilection ˌpriːdɪˈlɛkʃ(ə)n/ noun plural noun: predilections  preference … Continue reading

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Qui n’avance pas, recule

I think we have bitten off more than we can chew. Photo by permission of The Grandson Is that a proverb? an idiom? an adage? weigh it up right here- http://www.smart-words.org/quotes-sayings/aphorism-proverb-idiom-saying-pun.html Anyway, my French neighbour V has decided that she … Continue reading

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Bonus post- Parler comme une française

This is the beautiful and ancient bridge that gives access to our French village. Talking of bridges, my aim this year is to master conversational French without stuttering, mumbling or frightening the neighbours! To assist with this mammoth task, I … Continue reading

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