Personal French phase book

Preparing for some travel in France soon, and adding practical sentences to my academic French study, I’ve been frustrated at the paucity of truly useful phrases. So I’ve assembled my own phrase book:

  1. Je voyage seul parce que ma femme n’aime pas voyager.
  2. Où puis-je trouver du bon cassoulet?
  3. J’étais ici en juin milles soixante-huit, le mois suivant votre grève générale et pendant la guerre du Vietnam.
  4. J’étais mal préparé pour mon voyage européen de soixante-huit, et je regrette particulièrement ce que j’ai pu manquer à Paris.
  5. J’ai apprécié le récital d’orgue après la messe à Saint Sulpice.
  6. Pardonne-nous d’avoir infligé cet homme au monde. Je n’ai pas voté pour lui. Il m’épouvante.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to figure these out. Google Translate can absolutely help.

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Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.

(Philip K. Dick)

The waters are out and no human force can turn them back, but I do not see why as we go with the stream we need sing Hallelujah to the river god.

(Sir James Fitzjames Stephen)

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I am a retired lawyer and an Orthodox Christian, living in a collapsing civilization, the modern West. There are things I'll miss when it's gone. There are others I won't. That it is collapsing is partly due to calculated subversion, summarized by the moniker "deathworks." This blog is now dedicated to exposing and warring against those deathwork - without ceasing to spread a little light.
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