6 Fun Expressions Using the Word ‘Cat’ in French

French classes at Multilingual Society 561-228-1688 / nk@multilingualsociety.org. Schedule / prices: http://multilingualsociety.org/language-classes/ Because cats have been a presence in French households and businesses for centuries, references to them are common. Here are six of the most iconic French idioms using the French word for cat. Note that the French word for cat is “un chat” (silent “t”), when speaking generically…

“Encantar”… Origin of Backwards Verbs

‘Encantar’ and backwards verbs like ‘gustar’ can be tricky Interested in learning / practicing Spanish? Join one of our Spanish groups or schedule a private class 561-228-1688 / http://multilingualsociety.org/spanish-classes/ Encantar is a verb meaning “to love” (as of an object) or “to be enchanting.” Similar to the verb, gustar, which means, “to like” or “to be pleasing,” the verb…

How Popular Is Italian?

Facts and Figures About the Italian Language Interested in learning/practicing Italian? Join on of group Italian classes at Multilingual Society or schedule a private class. 561-228-1688. If you travel to Italy and don’t speak Italian, it seems as if everyone is speaking…Italian! But in fact, there are several different languages spoken in Italy, as well…

German and Austrian New Year’s Customs (Neujahrsbräuche)

Silvester und das neue Jahr Interested in learning GERMAN? We offer private classes, contact us for more details nk@multilingualsociety.org The following practices and traditions, known in German as Neujahrsbräuche, are associated with the beginning of the new year in German-speaking countries: Bleigießen (pron. BLYE-ghee-sen)  “Lead pouring” (das Bleigießen) is an old practice using molten lead like tea leaves. A small…

Essential French Phrases to keep the conversation going…

Interested in learning French? Join one of the groups at Multilingual Society Whether you’re planning your first trip to a French-speaking country or you just want to improve your speaking skills, these common phrases are essential to keep the conversation going.  Affirmatives and Agreements  en effet: indeed, that’s right pas de problème: no problem tant mieux: it’s just…

The language the French forbade…

Despite centuries of efforts to make standardised French the language of all of France, Occitan, which is intrinsically tied to the local culture, could not be suppressed. Full article below. If you are interested in learning / improving French, join one of our group classes or schedule a private class: http://multilingualsociety.org/language-classes/. 561-228-1688 / nk@multilingualsociety.org Read full…

Explore France through Films

Take a cinematic tour of France with these classic and contemporary films that were made in various French regions. These contemporary and classic films will transport you far and wide, from Martinique to Brittany and Marseille to Guadeloupe. The link to article is below. NEW French classes at Multilingual Society: 1. Complete beginner starts on Saturday Nov 10, 11 am – 1 pm, 24…

Top 10 places to visit in Spain to have guaranteed good time

If you are currently learning Spanish, this article might help to motivate you even more!!! Spain could be Europe’s most exotic country. From soulful flamenco and delicious food to avant-garde architecture and cities, Spain is a beguiling mix of stirring and often curious traditions, live-for-the-moment hedonism and a willingness to embrace the future with a…

Why French don’t show excitement …

Not only is ‘Je suis excité’ not the appropriate way to convey excitement in French, but there seems to be no real way to express it at all. Learn / practice French at Multilingual Society. Schedule / prices HERE Read full article here : http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181104-why-the-french-dont-show-excitement?ocid=global_travel_rss&ocid=global_bbccom_email_05112018_travel  

Passé Composé vs Imparfait

Bonjour! If you are still having questions wherever to use Imparfait or Passe Compose while speaking in French about events in past, this exercise might help you to see if some review needs to be done to clarify the questions, or you might just do it 100% right and pleasantly surprise yourself. Try this exercise…

Exploring the Six Most Popular Italian Dialects

There are numerous Italian dialects spoken throughout Italy. In the big boot of Italy, there are dozens of Italian dialects. In fact, almost every region has it’s own unique accent. While the literary Italian language is used throughout the country for law, business, and education, many people still use their region’s original Italian dialect. While it’s…

Ten untranslatable words that only exist in Italian

“Ten untranslatable words that only exist in Italian”. What’s the word for the mark left on a table by a cold glass? Oh that’s right, there’s no word in English for that – but in Italian, on the other hand… Read full article HERE New session of Italian classes starts the week of June 3. For…