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Today in Francophone History

Learn about important dates in French and francophone history: famous birthdays, holidays and celebrations, and other milestones.

Fu Za - Daily Mandarin Lesson

The Mandarin Chinese word for "complicated" is "fu za." This daily Mandarin lesson has audio files for your pronunciation and listening practice.

Ascendo French English Dictionary - Android App Review

Ascendo's French English Dictionary + app for Android includes a variety of language tools to help you understand, pronounce, and practice French or English vocabulary and verbs. It's equally useful for speakers of either language.

Good Souls, by Dorothy Parker

In this character study (originally published in 1919), Parker describes a type of person (a caricature, in fact) rather than an individual personality. In the final paragraphs, she appears to temper her satire with a degree of genuine sympathy.

Vrais amis - French English Cognates - L

Increase your vocabulary with this list of 1,700 French-English cognates - words which are identical in the two languages and share at least one meaning.

French Toolbar

Install the free French toolbar in your internet browser for easy access to useful pages on Learn French at About.com, as well as links to other features like online French radio and TV.

entretenir

What does the French word entretenir mean? How is it pronounced and used?

How to Get a Chinese to English Text Translation

The Chinese and English languages are very different in both their alphabet and their grammatical structure. Translating one language to another can be difficult unless a person is well versed in both English and in Chinese. Fortunately there are ways to translate Chinese to English that don't requi

What Is Ireland's National Flower?

Ireland does not have a national flower. However, the shamrock is a registered trademark of the Republic of Ireland and is also the unofficial national flower of both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Despite its unofficial status, and the fact that many people do not consider the clover

What Is Basic English?

Basic English is a simplified version of the English language with a vocabulary of 850 words.