Tag Archives: Americana

étoiles

| stars (feminine plural noun) | /etwal/ I remember those first days back in the United States: the immensity of it all; those wide, open spaces dwarfing me. At night, the sky seemed infinite. I grew dizzy as I spun … 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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étrangère

| foreigner (feminine noun) | /etʀɑ̃ʒɛʀ/ I apologize for the unexpected hiatus. The housing search has been nothing short of a nightmare, and it occurred to me that I’m probably experiencing the same hardships my grandfather did when he arrived on … 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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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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