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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 #25: Blind date


The impersonal pronoun il (it) is used in French when an action has no person responsible for the action. The conjugated verb is always in the third person singular. These impersonal expressions are used to describe the weather.

Weather expressions

Whether in French or English, they require impersonal subjects. The verbs pleuvoir (to rain), neiger (to snow), and geler (to freeze) can only be conjugated in the third person singular.

Il pleut. It rains/It’s raining.
Il neige. It snows/It’s snowing.
Il gèle. It freezes/It’s freezing.

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