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Monday, May 13, 2013

make me smile: practicing french


Our Europe countdown is at eleven days.  I am getting super giddy and nervous and excited.  I've been feeding my excitement by brushing up on my French skills and cultural knowledge.  I took French for about seven years in high school and college, but of course my conversation skills are now minimal at best.  I picked up Harry Potter from the library to get into the flow of the French language;familiar young adult books are the easiest to read in my opinion.  I love the little differences between the American and French Harry Potter editions.  The French title translates toHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's School, Hogwarts is called Poudlard, and "muggles" are called "moldus".  Fun huh?  All this French immersion has this Francophile ready for une aventure française!

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