Category Archives: Pre-France Life

sel

| salt (masculine noun) | /sɛl/ I must be one of the only people who regularly flies from rural Tri-Cities, Tennessee to Paris, France. This airport is minuscule. There are four gates, all located in one large waiting area. It takes approximately … Continue reading

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valise

| suitcase (feminine noun) | /valiz/ I didn’t plan on writing another blog post until the day of my departure, but it’s 3 AM, and I felt like writing. Here’s a small list of what I plan to bring in … Continue reading

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tatouage

| tattoo (masculine noun) | /tatwaʒ/ If you who follow me on social media sites, you’re aware of my recent tattoo: “mad to live.” The quote hails from Jack Kerouac’s On the Road: “The only people for me are the mad ones, … Continue reading

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sans-abri

| homeless person (gender neutral noun) | /sɑ̃zabʀi/ I envision myself in a charming apartment with an old, stone façade. The walls are mostly bare, save for a few smartly-placed art-nouveau posters. The kitchen is small, but there’s always a bottle of … Continue reading

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inquiétude

| worry (feminine noun) | /ɛ̃kjetyd/ I cannot sleep. For the past few days, I have stayed with my boyfriend in Charlotte, North Carolina. He and his roommate have very little furniture, so I wrap myself in a blanket, sit … Continue reading

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chaud

| hot (adjective) | /ʃo/ I spent Labor Day weekend touring Austin, TX with some of my best friends from college. It was entirely too hot (Texas in late August, who knew?), but we didn’t let the heat keep us from … Continue reading

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rire

| to laugh (verb) | /ʀiʀ/ I just returned from my appointment at the French Consulate of Atlanta (my first trip to which inspired a traumatized blog post, which you can read here.). Obtaining your French visa, whether you are studying or working abroad, … Continue reading

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