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.
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5 Unconventional Places To Discover In Paris

5 Unconventional Places To Discover 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.
The 10 Most Useful French Expressions For Everyday Life

The 10 Most Useful French Expressions For Everyday Life

These 10 French expressions are not only popular and funny (and sometimes a bit weird), but also extremely useful!
5 Travel Situations Where Speaking The Local Language Could Save Your Life

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 Essential Phrases To Survive Your French Vacation

10 Essential Phrases To Survive Your French Vacation

Traveling to a French speaking country? These 10 sentences will help you survive some common situations: greetings, the boulangerie, asking for directions, even how to complain!
10 French Words You’ll Struggle To Pronounce (If You’re Not French)

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.
Improve Your Accent With These 5 Tricks

Improve Your Accent With These 5 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.
Is It Possible To Forget Your Mother Tongue? An Introduction To Language Attrition

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

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.
The Evolution Of Grammatical Genders: Why French Has Two Genders, German Has Three, And English Just Doesn’t Care

The Evolution Of Grammatical Genders: Why French Has Two Genders, German Has Three, And English Just Doesn’t Care

The distinction between masculine and feminine seems perfectly normal today, but it might actually be more cultural than natural. How grammatical genders influence our worldview.
French Expressions Even The French Don’t Understand

French Expressions Even The French Don’t Understand

French is not just the language of France, but of 29 countries around the world. Check out these French expressions from all over Europe, Africa and the Americas that even the French would struggle to understand.