French Language Blog Image courtesy of MEIF bassinrennes This post has no political agenda, but Hillary’s announcement got me thinking. You may have learned that certain job titles are always masculine in French, regardless of whether a woman holds the position. The example I always think of is le professeur (professor/teacher). Women certainly have a history in education instruction, so why is there no feminine equivalent of this word? Kano Ships Its First 18,000 Learn-To-Code Computer Kits, Fueled By $1.5M Kickstarter Kano Computing, a startup that plays in the learn to code space by adding a step-by-step hand-holding layer atop the Raspberry Pi single-board microcomputer to make hacking around with code and learning about computational thinking child’s play, has shipped all the hardware kits in its first batch of crowdfunded orders and pre-orders. That’s around 18,000 kits in all, co-founder Alex Klein confirmed to TechCrunch. “They are all in the wild, they are out of our hands.
Quarante centimes awkward-puking-unicorn a demandé: Hello! I hope someone still comes around here and will see this message. What happened to 40cents? learn french Welcome to the “Phonetique” site. It is aimed at learners of French as a foreign language, but can also be used by native French speakers. On these pages, you will be able to hear all the sounds of the French alphabet, and those of the international phonetic alphabet. You will also find exercises to learn how to distinguish between sounds, as well as games to help you practise the sounds and rhythms of the French language. The Top 6 Game-Changing Features of Google Wave Without a doubt, the product that has the entire web buzzing right now is Google Wave, the search giant's newly announced communication platform. Earlier this week, we brought you detailed information on the new Google product in our article Google Wave: A Complete Guide, but now we want to explore exactly why everyone is so excited about Google Wave. You've probably heard people talk about Google Wave being a game-changer, a disruptive product, or maybe even as an email killer. But while keywords and phrases like these grab people's attention, they don't explain why or how Google Wave could be a paradigm-shifter. In this article, we explore these questions by highlighting some of Google Wave's most unique and promising features. By exploring these features, we can better understand the potential of this new technology.
Histoires en français avec sous-titres Upload Subscription preferences Loading... Flotilla Simplifies Electronics Tinkering — Just Add Pi The U.K.-made low-cost Raspberry Pi microcomputer — which was itself conceived with the idea of encouraging kids to learn coding (yet ended up inspiring makers of all ages) — has been a fertile seeding ground for other computing and electronics education projects. Such as the kids’ focused DIY computer kit, Kano, which shipped its first batch of kits last fall, after raising some $1.5M in crowdfunding in 2013. Ask The VC February 2, 2010 1:11 PM Today, I learned that former classmate of mine at the University of Michigan has started a blog for startups dealing with intellectual property issues. Jill Bowman is a great person and her blog is not only informative, but is also written in her voice, not legalese.
EcoMate2000 Electronic Dictionary of Finance EN/FR FR/EN With the financial jargon becoming more and more complex for native and non-native speakers alike, there is a need for up-to-date multilingual reference tools. After several years of in-depth, meticulous lexicographical research EcoLinguae is now in a position to present a rich and comprehensive bilingual online translating and explanatory dictionary of economy, banking, business and finance. With more than 6850 entries per language, the dictionary tackles all domains of today's business life, from the most recent Stock Exchange instruments to corporate and trade finance, risk management, accounting, credit practices and custody. EcoMate2000 is now available for online consultation here. Select the source language, type the word that you are looking for, and then click the magnifier.
Went Walkabout. Brought back Google Wave. Back in early 2004, Google took an interest in a tiny mapping startup called Where 2 Tech, founded by my brother Jens and me. We were excited to join Google and help create what would become Google Maps. But we also started thinking about what might come next for us after maps. As always, Jens came up with the answer: communication. He pointed out that two of the most spectacular successes in digital communication, email and instant messaging, were originally designed in the '60s to imitate analog formats — email mimicked snail mail, and IM mimicked phone calls. Since then, so many different forms of communication had been invented — blogs, wikis, collaborative documents, etc. — and computers and networks had dramatically improved.
32 French Phrases To Help Beginners Keep The Conversation Flowing I am a great believer in speaking the language right from the start of your language learning journey. Many people have the attitude that first they must learn all the grammar and huge amounts of vocabulary before they could ever be ready to start conversing with native speakers. People are often scared of getting into awkward situations where they have no clue how to express what they want to say, leaving them only with blank expressions on their faces. This is completely the wrong mindset and I’m here to help!