Tag Archives: American

an

| year (masculine noun) | /ɑ̃/ This was a year of radical change. Somewhere, something broke, and I offered the universe an ultimatum: Hear me, or I will go. How idiotic and narcissistic I was to believe the universe could … Continue reading

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jamais

| never (adverb) | /ʒamɛ/ Coming home each summer is strange; it’s like re-entering a parallel reality to which I have no access during the other eleven months of the year. Once at home, I find myself trying to reintegrate … Continue reading

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château

| castle (masculine noun) | /ʃɑto/ One year ago I organized a solo trip through Eastern Europe. I had never travelled alone, but I was determined to finally overcome my fear of solo travel by plunging into a ten-day adventure … Continue reading

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deuil

| grief (masculine noun) | /dœj/ Given that I’m an American expatriate living in France, I feel that I must comment on the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. It’s expected, isn’t it? But what should I say? Nothing I write … Continue reading

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états-unis

| the United States (masculine plural noun) | /etazyni/ Since arriving in France, I could place all of my French friends, acquaintances, and mistakes on a spectrum. On the one end, you have your American fetishists who love American culture, American … Continue reading

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