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French Vocabulary Corner: Music

Bonjour tout le monde! I am very sorry for the lack of blog posts recently – if you follow me on instagram, then you’ll know that I have been on a cruise to Canada for the last two weeks. Nonetheless, in between visiting exciting cities and teaching French to the passengers, I have been keeping busy with some translations. One of the most interesting of my recent translations was about a music festival and I learned lots of new vocabulary (in both English and French!) which I thought I would share with you…

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Vocabulary Corner: Furnishings in French

I’ve been recently translating quite a few marketing documents for furnishings companies from French to English and found some of the vocabulary difficult…this is because sometimes words mean something different in this context (e.g.¬†confectionner¬†has nothing to do with sweets and actually means¬†‘to tailor’) and because sometimes there are very specific terms in both French and English which can be hard to find…bearing that in mind, I have compiled a list of terms which I hope might help anyone else translating similar documents!

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Dictionaries! Part Two

For part one of the series, click here.

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Now, I love Collins Easy Learning French dictionary as much as anyone who has completed a French GCSE this century, but once you get to ‘A’ level and beyond, you soon realise that you need something a bit meatier. Like with Arabic, I will start with a brief overview of the paper dictionaries I (occasionally) use, but, as with Arabic, I normally find that online resources save me time.

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