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Does Roast Beef mean “I’m ready to settle down?”

Backward Investors

Old Dream

Low-fat croissants

Parlez-vous Restaurantian ?

Calorie Count

To be or not to be… speaking French ?

Keep on asking and you will receive

It’s going south

License to speak

Tour de Food

Who wants to live in Whatever-sur-Mer ?

EXpress yourself

How’s your skin today?

The nose job

Mission impossible?


Charity work

Sleepless in Paris



Tacos fever

Bon voyage !

À la vôtre !

Blind date

Pastis anyone ?

No plan B


La muse et le coq

La victoire de Michelle

Act #17: ADN

Today’s expression comes directly from Latin. While the Latin phrase a priori is used in English in certain domains such as philosophy and statistics, in French it's part of everyday language. It literally translates "from the earlier".

Normally, a priori means "at first glance", "in principle", "upon initial consideration". It can also be equivalent to "should", as in example 2, meaning that if things go as expected, xyz should happen. In the third example, a priori indicates that a refusal was made without any consideration of a request or suggestion.

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