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Debunking Myths About Refugees

Alicia Wrenn from HIAS and Sunil Varghese from IRAP help correct some misconceptions about refugees In honor of Refugee Week and World Refugee Day, we thought we’d reach out to two of our partners in the refugee community to learn…

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Culture

Mademoiselle or Madame: Why Madame is Legally the Right Choice

When you hear the word “mademoiselle,” the words “French,” “Paris,” and maybe even “Coco Chanel,” a very famous mademoiselle, might pop into your head. But if you ask a French person about “mademoiselle” they’ll most likely think, “interdit” (prohibited) and…

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Culture

The Ultimate List of 231 French Slang Terms

Slang is one of the most important things to learn when you’re learning a new language, especially if you want to sound like a local. While textbooks and high school French lessons are great, it’s usually not until you find…

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