Monthly Archives: October 2012

Swag? What the swag?

The good thing about living abroad is that you have the opportunity to learn a new language or sharpen your academic language skills. The bad thing is, after a certain laps of time, your primary language rusts and you feel … Continue reading

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Suikoden – “fanily” gives new life to forsaken game series

Konami’s RPG series Suikoden is on the verge of being history. Between 1995 and 2006, the series did not reach enough sales to make it to the best-sellers, however it did gather a die-hard fan base that still actively supports … Continue reading

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Somewhere between monolingual and bilingual?

Talking on the phone with a friend in French, I was trying to find how you say “kidney failure” or “his kidneys could fail” or any other form of explaining the medical tragedy. As it turns out, I don’t know … Continue reading

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Vous plaisantez, monsieur Tanner ?

For the first book from Jean-Paul Dubois, I might have picked the wrong one. The author is rather well-known in France and perhaps I raised my expectations too high, but I have not found the book to deserve the success … Continue reading

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My favourite dictionaries – part 3: Spanish-French

Ok, this is the last part of the series – then you’re off the hook 😉 Spanish is my fourth language and I don’t use it that much. I don’t translate from Spanish and I’ve been 4 days in Spain … Continue reading

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The House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay

This is my latest read, although I read the French translation, Rose, and this is definitely a good book. First of all, I must say I feel like I live in a cave, for I never heard of the author … Continue reading

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My favourite dictionaries – part 2: German-French

Upon arriving in Germany, I did not know any online German-French dictionary. Needless to say I was not willing to carry my printed edition everywhere and had to find a remedy to my predicament. The first resource I actually used … Continue reading

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