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What does “Avoir un cœur d’artichaut” mean in English? with Origin and examples

“Avoir un cœur d’artichaut” means “To be a hopeless romantic”. Although it literally means “to have the heart of an artichoke”! If someone is said to …

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order food in french at Parisian cafe

How to order food in French at a restaurant + French restaurant vocab

With summer and travel around the corner, it’s time to think of the essentials you will need on your next trip to France. And if …

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Spanish Reflexive Verbs

Spanish Reflexive Verbs – Easy Spanish Grammar for Beginners (A1)

¡Hola amigos! One of the first things I teach my Spanish students when going over verbs is reflexive verbs or ‘verbos reflexivos.’ After reading this …

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How to order food in Italian at a Restaurant + Italian Restaurant Vocab

I always teach my students how to order food in Italian because it is a situation where you will definitely speak, and knowing how it …

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volare lyrics nel blu dinpinto di blu

“Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu” (Volare) by Domenico Modugno – Lyrics, Testi, Karaoke, Free lesson

Learn to sing “nel Blu Dipinto di Blue” (Volare) by Domenico Modugno with this great Italian lesson. First, watch the video below as many times …

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type foreign accents on a MAC or PC

How do you type Foreign Accents on an American keyboard?

  So, how do you type foreign Accents on an American keyboard? You will notice many pesky accents in French, Italian, Spanish and more. On …

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language teaching and learning methodologies

A master list of language teaching (and learning) methodologies.

This page will be updated regularly. The language instructors at Strommen often have a preferred methodology, or use several methodologies depending on the needs of …

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Pagan origins of easter

Pagan origins of Easter – Spring Myths and Holidays in Human History

The pagan origins of easter: Spring Equinox, Hares, Eggs, Death, Rebirth. Easter falls around the spring equinox when the length of the nights in the …

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List of the most common Reflexive Verbs French Speakers use

Reflexive Verbs French Speakers Use The Most – Frequency Vocabulary List

Looking for a list of the Reflexive Verbs French people use the most? First let’s explain what Reflexive verbs are: Reflexive verbs, or ‘verbes pronominaux’ …

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Free translation for Ukrainian Refugees

Free Certified Translations for Ukrainian Refugees (USCIS)

STRØMMEN INC. IS GIVING BACK WITH FREE CERTIFIED USCIS TRANSLATIONS FOR UKRAINIAN REFUGEES. For verification of legitimacy of our website please see our profiles on: …

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The best restaurants in Trastevere – from a local Roman foodie

Looking for the most authentic, and best restaurants in Trastevere? This list was created as a supplement to our list of the best restaurants in …

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History of Valentine's Day

The History of Valentine’s Day – Happy Lupercalia!

The history of Valentine’s day was actually an attempt by the catholic church to end a popular pagan fertility ritual. The origin is actually more like …

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