Thanksgiving, as celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, is a uniquely American holiday, but you still might want to talk about it in French, Spanish, or Italian. Here’s some vocabulary to help you get ready for next week’s American Thanksgiving – and some vegetarian recipes, just in case.
It’s only a few days away – here are some links to help hunt for eggs and celebrate this springtime holiday.
French for Easter
Italian for Easter
Spanish for Easter
Vegetarian recipes for spring
Mardi Gras is the ultimate street party – at least in a normal year. In 2021, with travel restrictions, lockdowns, and social distancing, traditional floats and dancing are out of the question. But creative people will always find an outlet, as in these uniquely 2021 Mardi Gras celebrations.
7 Virtual Mardi Gras Events
New Orleans: House floats / Yardi Gras
Guadeloupe: TV and radio programming
If you’re feeling nostalgic, check out my photos from Nice Carnaval 2013.
And as always, I have multilingual vocabulary for my fellow language lovers:
It’s only a few days away – here are some links to help you celebrate with your beloved.
French love language
Italian love language
Spanish love language
On 7 January 2015, two men stormed the offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo. They murdered 12 people, including the five most famous and beloved cartoonists (one of whom was the editor) and two police officers, and injured 11 others, 5 seriously. Those are the basic facts of the tragedy, which you undoubtedly already know. But what you may not understand is why – beyond the horror of murder and mayhem – this event has touched every French person so deeply. As one internet meme says: “12 dead. 66 million wounded.” Why is Charlie Hebdo so important and iconic? Continue reading →
Antarctica was represented by melting glace – this word play gets lost in English; in French, it means both “ice” and “ice cream.”
| La fonte des glaces
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