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Shannon Kennedy

I'm a language lover, traveler and musician sharing my adventures and language learning tips over at Eurolinguiste. Join me on Facebook for daily language learning and travel tips!

Culture & Cuisine | Les Carottes Rapées // Grated Carrot Salad Recipe
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Culture & Cuisine | Les Carottes Rapées // Grated Carrot Salad Recipe

Les Carottes Rapées, or loosely translated, Grated Carrot Salad, is a popular item in France. Lunch or l’apéro (or more correctly, l’apéritif) with my family in Paris almost always includes this item – it’s light and simple to prepare. Plus, it’s delicious! A lot of the foods that we eat in France are not easily available here in the US so M and I often...

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20 Nov 2014
Lately in Southern California
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Lately in Southern California

It has been a while since I have done a “lately” post and so I thought I would do one this month while working on my NaNoWriMo project since they’re relatively quick and easy to put up. I am also overdue for a language update and a recipe I promised on Instagram, so expect those soon as well. + To start, I recently had a...

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17 Nov 2014
Science Fiction and Fantasy Vocabulary in French
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Vocabulary in French

I am a book worm and one of my favorite genres, aside from history or historical fiction, is that of la fantaisie/fantasy (fantasy) and la science-fiction (science fiction). I read in French as much as I read in English so I thought I would share some of the most common fantasy/science fiction vocabulary in my reading. Please let me know if you feel if anything...

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12 Nov 2014
Weekly Wishes // November 2014
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Weekly Wishes // November 2014

This post was created as part of The Nectar Collective linkup. Only two months left of 2014 and I’m not quite ready for 2015 just yet! I’m hoping to get a lot done the next two months. My November Goals // Weekly Wishes Last Month’s Goals Do research for NANOWRIMO. Not really. I did some but not as much as I planned. Write several articles...

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03 Nov 2014
Doors and Doorways Around the World | A Photo Series
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Doors and Doorways Around the World | A Photo Series

Hey all! I’m gearing up for NaNoWriMo. It starts tomorrow so I may not be on the blog as often in November. I’ll try to post about once a week. In the meantime, I wanted to do a quick roundup of some of the photo I’ve taken from of doors and doorways around the world, one of my favorite photo series. Enjoy! The Many Doors...

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31 Oct 2014
Misadventures
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Misadventures

I am as guilty of wanderlust as anyone. I can scroll through travel photos on Pinterest for hours making plans for future trips, envying the exciting adventures of other travels. But the truth is, travel isn’t always wonderful and amazing. Like anything else, it has its ups and downs. I recently read this inspiring post from Creatrice Mondial about travel envy and I definitely recommend...

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27 Oct 2014
I’ll Go Back One Day | Photos from Belfast Ireland
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I’ll Go Back One Day | Photos from Belfast Ireland

Thanks to blogging, I’ve had reason to look back at all my old photos from Europe. Even though it was about three years ago now (wow time flies) that I moved to California, Europe seems an entire lifetime ago. As I look through the pictures, I recognize the places, the buildings and the people, but sadly, they already have started to seem so unfamiliar. Hopefully...

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23 Oct 2014
Music Vocabulary in Mandarin
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Music Vocabulary in Mandarin

As I have mentioned in the past, I am a professional musician. Music is a big part of my life and so it’s important for me to learn music vocabulary in the languages I speak. One of the best ways to learn and retain vocabulary is to learn words that are personally relevant, and so, in preparation for an upcoming trade show I’ve decided to...

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17 Oct 2014
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My Mandarin Music Mixtape

I think that listening to music in another language can be a great way to learn. Singing along helps you pick up new vocabulary, expressions, cultural tidbits, and is a great way to improve your pronunciation. I’ve started a Mandarin Music Mixtape on Youtube, but I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you here. 1. I Want it That Way by Gerald...

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14 Oct 2014
Doors in Belfast Ireland
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Doors in Belfast Ireland

One of my favorite photo subjects are doors. As opportunities to travel come up, I try to capture photos of doors from around the world. While I was living in Belfast, I did just that and I wanted to share them with you. Photos of Doors in Belfast Ireland

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10 Oct 2014
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