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The French language drew from different sources through history.

Its words come from far apart across time and space, borrowing sounds and meanings from other language, in a constant evolution.

Today we’ll go back in time, to find out the etymology of our most common words.

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In France, most first names have a day of the year dedicated to them: your Name Day.

It can make your day just a little bit more special, and it comes with rhyming proverbs, so what’s not to love?

Today we dive into this low-key tradition that your French friends have no occasion to tell you about.

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In the early days of January, we take out the cardboard crowns and choose a new king or queen.

France doesn’t have the best relationship with royalty; “it’s complicated”, but for one day we don’t care, because la Galette des Rois is really tasty!

Today we talk about yet another French tradition that involves eating together with friends and family.

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On New Year’s Eve, we’ve all made it through one more year, alive, on our little rock speeding through space.

A whole new revolution around the Sun is ahead, four new seasons for us to make this world a better place.

We’re small bubbles of absurd consciousness in this big universe, but tonight we acknowledge that we’re all in the same boat. So let’s celebrate!

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