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Old 01-06-2014, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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No, it is not too late. I don't see why you couldn't be fluent in French in the futur,
You are only 25, it is not old.
Very true. I started learning Spanish when I was some years older than 25 and I learned to the point where I can converse easily, although I make a lot of mistakes. I am now quite a bit older than 25 and would like to learn some other languages at some point in the future (when my kids get older and I have more free time).
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Old 01-06-2014, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Paris
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Sorry,any republican in US politics,who chooses a communist-like economic program,will loose any credibility,you need to learn more about the US politics.
Why do you judge French politics through an American lens? Of course Le Pen's program would be laughed at in the US. Thing is, she's doing politics in France, and is (unfortunately) quite successful at that. Her party is on the bottom left corner of this chart, quite different from the American far right. That's why some of the people who vote for her come from the far left.

I can say the same for libertarian politicians here in France: only in Disney movies.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:43 AM
 
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It's a mixed bag.

There is a great deal about French society that I like. I appreciate a society that sees fit to invest in its own citizens via education, healthcare and housing. I thing France is a beautiful country with a rich history and culture, much of which is reflected in my own culture (I'm Antillais).

However, at the same time there is much about French society and France that I dislike. The French policy of centralisme is from my perspective highly misguided and has crushed much of the unique regional culture within France. Enforced secularism is another aspect of French culture I dislike despite being something of an agnostic myself, and the treatment of immigrants and their 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation descendants is highly disconcerting.
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:25 PM
 
Location: normandie
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Hello to you all!
come to us in Aquitaine
country of Eleanor of Aquitaine
mother of Richard the Lionheart of England King
you are polite and not arrogant
good food very beautiful landscapes varied
our language is french and Occitan
very good home
salutation you
I hope you understand my English sentence
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Hello to you all!
come to us in Aquitaine
country of Eleanor of Aquitaine
mother of Richard the Lionheart of England King
you are polite and not arrogant
good food very beautiful landscapes varied
our language is french and Occitan
very good home
salutation you
I hope you understand my English sentence
Thank you for your lovely welcome!

I'm very much enjoying reading about the Dordogne region, exploring the fairy-tale villages on-line, and falling in love with the landscapes, architecture, art, cuisine (home-grown, freshly-picked foods have so much flavor and character). And the wines of that area--will the Malbec from Cahors prove delicious??

The history is mind-boggling and hard to grasp how far back it goes--and how wonderfully preserved so much of it is!

Kings and Troglodytes! Oh my.

Our first visit will be this coming Autumn...but already, I feel such affection for the region.

Paddling a canoe on one of the rivers, cycling along a path by a river, and sharing food and wine with old friends--and hopefully new friends--will be something to look forward to.

Being a writer, I suspect what I see, smell, taste and absorb will inspire my words and future work.

Now if I can only find affordable airfare!
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:31 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Are these flats on top of the shops?
I am trying to find online real estate listing of flats in these old parts of cities where there are pedestrian only streets.
Not like i'm gonna move or anything, just curious what they look like inside.
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Are these flats on top of the shops?
Yes. You'll find that quite common in Europe.
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:37 PM
 
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Are these flats on top of the shops?
I am trying to find online real estate listing of flats in these old parts of cities where there are pedestrian only streets.
Not like i'm gonna move or anything, just curious what they look like inside.
Leave it up to American to get straight to the "real estate" value and "pedestrian only" observations, cutting out the rest of unimportant stuff in the process.
(j.k)
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:42 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Yes. You'll find that quite common in Europe.
Cool we have them here in America but probably not as common, my uncles apartment is above a bar.
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:49 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Leave it up to American to get straight to the "real estate" value and "pedestrian only" observations, cutting out the rest of unimportant stuff in the process.
(j.k)
Where do you park your car if you live in a place like that?
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