I’m shocked and heartbroken by the terrorist attacks that occurred in Paris Friday night… there are no words to describe the profound sadness I feel at the thought of this beautiful city being targeted, and of so many innocent people hurt and killed.
I feel helpless – so as always, I turn to language in the tiny hope that the knowledge I am able to share will be helpful to someone.
Paris, je t’aime.
François Hollande’s speech (French video with transcript and translation) Actualités : Attaques à Paris (Le Monde) French news vocabulary Vive la France ! Fluctuat nec mergitur Liberté, égalité, fraternité La Marseillaise, French national anthem Expressing regret and sorrow