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Marion Maurin

Marion Maurin's German roots were well hidden: her German mother moved to France at the age of 21, obtained French citizenship and brought her children up in French. At 21, Marion followed the same path, but this time going in the opposite direction from France to Germany in order to study philosophy.

Articles by Marion

The 10 Most Useful French Sayings For Everyday Life

These 10 French expressions are not only popular and funny (and sometimes a bit weird), but also extremely useful!

What Does It Mean To Be Bilingual?

What goes on in the brain of a bilingual person, and what are the effects of being raised in two languages?

Improve Your Accent With These 5 Simple Tricks

Language learners often neglect honing a good accent in favor of focusing on grammar and vocabulary — but it’s important to practice your accent too! We explain why and explore some useful tips for improving it.

The Top 10 Reasons To Learn Russian

Russia is a top travel and sports destination, and Russian is the most spoken language in Europe — but that’s not all it has going for it.

5 Unconventional Things To Do In Paris

From the covered passages to the Butte aux Cailles district, visiting Paris is as much a journey through time as a vacation. Discover where to go to submerge yourself in an authentic atmosphere and soak up the history of the city through these unconventional places.

5 Travel Situations Where Speaking The Local Language Could Save Your Life

Here are five sticky situations in which any travelers could easily find themselves. If you speak some of the local language, getting out of them is less complicated.

10 French Words You’ll Struggle To Pronounce (If You’re Not French)

French pronunciation can be hard for non-native speakers, as this video proves. But don’t worry! We’ve got plenty of pronunciation tips to make it easier.

Is It Possible To Forget Your Mother Tongue? An Introduction To Language Attrition

What is language attrition, and why do I think I may be affected by it? Is it really possible to forget your native language? Let’s take a look at this fascinating and little-researched phenomenon.

4 French Words You Need To Know To Master French

What are the most important words you need to know in order to master the French language? We present you with some vital vocab for high level chit-chat.