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Et voilà le travail

French lexicographer Pierre Athanase Larousse, the creator of a 15-volume dictionary, was born on October 23, 1817. It’s incredible to me that the father of the French dictionary was himself the son of a blacksmith. As a teen, he won a … Continue reading

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Le mot juste

The Académie Française was founded by Louis XIII on February 22, 1635, on the urging of Cardinal Richelieu. The forty members sit for life and are known as Les Immortels. They are tasked with creating the official French dictionary and … Continue reading

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