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French Expressions with Être

French Expressions with Être

The French verb être literally means "to be" and is found in many expressions. Learn how to say that's right, here goes, so be it, and more with this list of expressions with être . être à côté de la plaque to be way off the mark, to not have a clue être bien dans sa peau to be at ease/comfortable with oneself être bouche bée to be flabbergasted être dans le doute to be doubtful être dans la mouise (familiar) to be flat broke être dans la panade (familiar) to be in a sticky situation être dans son assiette to feel normal, like oneself être de to be at/in (figuratively) être en train de + infinitive to be (in the process of) + present participle être haut comme trois pommes to be knee-high to a grasshopper être sur son trente et un to be dressed to the nines en être to take part in ça m'est égal it's all the same to me ça y est that's it, it's done c'est it is (impersonal expression) c'est + date it's (date) c'est-à-dire that is, i.

How Evolution Explains Zebra Stripes

How Evolution Explains Zebra Stripes

It turns out that zebras are not referees at the horse games as many children may think. In fact, the patterns of the black and white stripes on a zebra are an evolutionary adaptation that has benefits for the animals. Several different and plausible hypotheses have been proposed for the reason behind the stripes ever since Charles Darwin first came on the scene.

The Growth of Government in the United States

The Growth of Government in the United States

The U.S. government grew substantially beginning with President Franklin Roosevelt's administration. In an attempt to end the unemployment and misery of the Great Depression, Roosevelt's New Deal created many new federal programs and expanded many existing ones. The rise of the United States as the world's major military power during and after World War II also fueled government growth.

Togas, Tuxes, and More: Great Themes for Your Next College Party

Togas, Tuxes, and More: Great Themes for Your Next College Party

Your club, organization, Greek house, or group of friends is going to throw a campus party. The best way to make sure your party isn't a total dud is to have a theme that ties everything-from the advertising to the decorations-together. Check out these college party themes for some ideas that will stand out and attract a crowd.

Hierarchy of Roman Offices in the Cursus Honorum

Hierarchy of Roman Offices in the Cursus Honorum

The order of advancement through elected offices (magistracies) in Republican Rome was known as the cursus honorum . The sequence of offices in the cursus honorum meant that an office couldn't be skipped, in theory. There were exceptions. There were also optional offices that could be steps along the cursus honorum .

Anne Lamott Biography

Anne Lamott Biography

Anne Lamott was born in 1954 in San Francisco, CA. Anne Lamott, the daughter of the writer Kenneth Lamott, grew up in Marin County, north of San Francisco. She attended Goycher College in Maryland on a tennis scholarship. There, she wrote for the school newspaper, but dropped out after two years and returned to San Francisco.

Saint Nick in France - an Easy French Story With English Translation

Saint Nick in France - an Easy French Story With English Translation

Click here to access the story about the French Santa in French only. Click here to see how to best use my learn French in context stories. French Christmas Markets - Les Marchés de Noël en France Camille est en voyage en Alsace, au nord-est de la France. Elle se promène avec son amie Annie dans l'immense marché de Noël de Strasbourg, ouvert de la fin du mois de novembre à la fin du mois de décembre.

Spartan Public Education

Spartan Public Education

T. Rutherford Harley ("The Public School of Sparta," Greece & Rome , Vol. 3, No. 9 (May 1934) pp. 129-139.) uses Xenophon's Polity of Lacedaemon , the Hellenica , and Plutarch's Lycurgus for evidence of the Spartan education system. The following is a summary of the relevant sections of his article with a few more recent references.

Cal State Dominguez Hills Admissions

Cal State Dominguez Hills Admissions

Dominguez Hills has moderately selective admissions with an acceptance rate of 54 percent. Most admitted students have a "B" or higher GPA in high school. Students do not need to submit scores from the SAT or ACT. Students should submit an application through "CSUMentor," the central hub for all California State University school.

Learn Chemistry

Learn Chemistry

Learn chemistry! Get chemistry help, tutorials, example problems, self-quizzes, and chemistry tools so you can learn the concepts of general chemistry. Introduction to Chemistry Learn about what chemistry is and how the science of chemistry is studied. What Is Chemistry? What Is the Scientific Method?

Jump Start Book Club Discussion With 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette?'

Jump Start Book Club Discussion With 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette?'

Is your book club is looking to dig into the comic mystery of "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" by Maria Semple? This book has over-the-top humor laced with social commentary. It's a fun and quick read that brings to mind several questions, although none of them are very deep. "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

The Destruction of Jerusalem Predicted by Ashkelon's Fall

The Destruction of Jerusalem Predicted by Ashkelon's Fall

The Destruction of Jerusalem in 586 B.C. caused the period in Jewish history known as the Babylonian Exile. Ironically, as with the prophet's warnings in the book of Jeremiah in the Hebrew Bible, Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar also gave the Jews fair warning of what could happen, if they crossed him, in the way he devastated Ashkelon, the capital of their enemies, the Philistines.

Unwind Teen Book Review

Unwind Teen Book Review

Unwind is a dystopian thriller by Neal Shusterman that follows three teens on the run from a government that believes “unwinding,” or body harvesting, is an alternate solution to abortions and unwanted teens. Unwinding is also a choice for extremely religious families who want to tithe one of their teens.

The War Crimes of Saddam Hussein

The War Crimes of Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti was born on April 28th, 1937 in al-Awja, a suburb of the Sunni city of Tikrit. After a difficult childhood, during which he was abused by his stepfather and shuffled from home to home, he joined Iraq's Baath Party at the age of 20. In 1968, he assisted his cousin, General Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, in the Baathist takeover of Iraq.

Biography of George Washington, First President of the United States

Biography of George Washington, First President of the United States

George Washington (February 22, 1732-December 14, 1799) was America's first president. He served as commander-in-chief of the Colonial Army during the American Revolution, leading the Patriot forces to victory over the British. In 1787 he presided at the Constitutional Convention, which determined the structure of the new government of the United States, and in 1789 he was elected its president.

How to Plan a Game Development Project

How to Plan a Game Development Project

One of the most complicated aspects of game development is planning. Some would argue that small indie projects don't need this step; they simply need to work on the project until it's done. This is far from true. Initial Planning The design framework laid at the project's origin will determine the course for the entire project's development.

Evo Devo in the Study of Biology

Evo Devo in the Study of Biology

Have you heard anyone ever talk about "evo-devo"? Does it sound like some sort of synthesizer-heavy band from the 1980s? It is actually a relatively new field in the realm of evolutionary biology that explains how species, that start out so similarly, become so diverse as they develop. Evo devo stands for evolutionary developmental biology and has just started being included in the Modern Synthesis of the Theory of Evolution within the past few decades.

Lyon College Admissions

Lyon College Admissions

Lyon College Admissions Overview: With an acceptance rate of 74%, admissions at Lyon College are not highly competitive. Students with good grades and high test scores are more likely to be accepted. Interested students will need to submit an application, along with official high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT.

Ancient Syrian Facts, History and Geology

Ancient Syrian Facts, History and Geology

In antiquity, the Levant or Greater Syria, which includes modern Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestinian territories, part of Jordan, and Kurdistan, was named Syria by the Greeks. At the time, it was a landbridge connecting three continents. It was bounded by the Mediterranean on the west, the Arabian Desert on the south, and the Taurus mountain range to the north.

Nernst Equation Example Problem

Nernst Equation Example Problem

Standard cell potentials are calculated in standard conditions. The temperature and pressure are at standard temperature and pressure and the concentrations are all 1 M aqueous solutions. In non-standard conditions, the Nernst equation is used to calculate cell potentials. It modifies the standard cell potential to account for temperature and concentrations of the reaction participants.