The Present Conditional in French

The present conditional(Conditionnel Présent) is a very important tense in French.  Luckily, it's not that difficult, and can be mastered with a bit of practice. Below is a short example to help you physically build this tense, and then a good list of example phrases to help you understand when it is to be used.


Accents in Italian Are Easy


Save for the occasional foreign word, the English language doesn't have accents.  Italian on the other hand, is littered with these tiny marks that change the pronunciation, and even the meaning of certain words.  Fortunately, if you keep the following things in mind, placing accents in Italian is easy.  Here is a beginners lesson to placing accents in Italian.

Make Rice Krispie Treats



Do you remember that great snap, crackle and pop sound those Rice Krispies made when you added them to milk?  Oh the memories.  While out with some friends the other day, they told me that they never tasted Rice Krispie Treats.  I couldn't resist, at the next potluck, I had already decided what to bring...

Type the German Es-tset

For those of you learning German, here is a quick and easy way to be able to type the German es-tset(ß) character.


Type Accents in Windows 7

Wouldn't it be great if everyone spoke the same language, ate the same food, watched the same sports, and had the same alphabet?  Well I certainly don't think so.  I remember when I was in school, my French teacher would tell me that leaving the accents out of words meant that they were misspelled.  That certainly gave me a good reason to remember to put them in.  Unfortunately, my pc keyboard does not have these accents, and therefor it is hard to keep spelling foreign words correctly. Fortunately there is a good solution.  It's called the US international Keyboard layout.


Top Ten Things To Do in Dublin

Fancy a visit to Dublin?  There are a lot of great things to see, but what are the best?  Here are my top recommendations for a great time out in the city.

Rent a Car and Save Money


So many of you might be thinking of renting a car next time you go on vacation.  I couldn’t agree more, if you are going to be spending a lot of time in an area, or you will be doing business in an area where public transport isn’t frequent then this is the real way to go.


Flying Ryanair

I recently took a flight from Trapani to Dublin with Ryanair.  For those that don’t know, Ryanair is the low-cost airline of choice in Europe.  They started out many years ago selling flights for 1 eurocent, an absurdly low cost.  Most flights cost you only the airport fees and taxes.  They have since changed into a still low-budget airline that does things a little differently than their competitors.  Here is how.


How EU Qualified Majority Voting Works(with examples)

Ok, so there has been some interest in the new European Union voting system, especially because it will change the unanimous requirement that is currently in place. Here is how and an explanation with several scenarios.

Cellular Service in Europe

Many people are suprised to hear that they can get a cellular phone line while abroad and it doesn't even cost very much.  This is usually the best way to save money on phone calls while you are away.


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