The Present Conditional in French

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The present conditional(Conditionnel Présent) is a very important tense in French. Luckily, it’s not that difficult, and can be mastered with a bit of practice. Below is a short example to help you physically build this tense, and then a good list of example phrases to help you understand when it is to be used. […]

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Accents in Italian are Easy

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Save for the occasional foreign word, the English language doesn’t have accents. Italian on the other hand, is littered with these tiny marks that change the pronunciation, and even the meaning of certain words. Fortunately, if you keep the following things in mind, placing accents in Italian is easy. Here is a beginners lesson to […]

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Make Rice Krispie Treats

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Do you remember that great snap, crackle and pop sound those Rice Krispies made when you added them to milk? Oh the memories. While out with some friends the other day, they told me that they never tasted Rice Krispie Treats. I couldn’t resist, at the next potluck, I had already decided what to bring… […]

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Type the German Es-tset

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For those of you learning German, here is a quick and easy way to be able to type the German es-tset(ß) character. Just follow the directions here for turning on the US-International keyboard layout. Once you have done this you have to press the rightmost alt key and the letter ‘s’ at the same time. […]

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Type Accents in Windows 7

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Wouldn’t it be great if everyone spoke the same language, ate the same food, watched the same sports, and had the same alphabet? Well I certainly don’t think so. I remember when I was in school, my French teacher would tell me that leaving the accents out of words meant that they were misspelled. That […]

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