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LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

BEFRIENDING THE “FAUX AMIS”

If a French person ever tells you: “I will appeal you as soon as I can”, it may take you a few seconds, but eventually you’ll understand that it’s not about making you think he/she […]

Issue 11

THE BRIDGES OF PARIS

Inextricably entangled in the scenic beauty and essence of this city is its historic lifeline the river Seine and the bridges that lay across it. Today, 37 bridges cross the Seine. Three link the Ile […]

Issue 10

THE PALAIS GARNIER

[blockquote style=”1″][/blockquote]“We shape our buildings: thereafter they shape us’’ – Sir Winston Churchill Originally known as the ‘Salles des Capucines’, in the classier part of the 9th arrondissement, the Palais Garnier is unarguably the most […]

Issue 10

EXPRESSIONS OF THE MONTH

I’m a senior IT programme manager, working for a large multi-national Indian IT company in France. This is a personal collection of bilingual expressions and idioms that I initially made for my personal use.  I […]