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5 Lovely French Poems with English Translations

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 The French language is beautiful, but when strung together to paint lovely pictures and create lyrical melodies in French poems, it becomes even more so.  This is why the French have always been immensely proud of its poésie (poetry), and the enduring works of great masters such as Victor Hugo, Pierre de Ronsard, Alphonse de Lamartine, […]

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French Pronunciation: The Ultimate Guide (with free MP3)

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French Pronunciation Guide: How to Pronounce French the Right WayThere’s that charming sound to the spoken French language that everyone finds utterly delightful. How the words seem to melt together to form pleasant sounds and flowing melodic tones can be both enchanting and intimidating at the same time. Enchanting enough for non-French people to strive to […]

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50 Common French Phrases Every French Learner Should Know

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Sometimes, it is great to memorize some of the must used phrases that might come handy when talking with a French native-speaker. So, here I will share 50 common phrases in French, which I am sure you will find useful. I also offer an extended version of this blog post, (90 Common French Phrases) saved as a […]

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Learning the French Imperative (Imperatif)

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   Imagine a world where there are no commands or orders being issued. Well yeah, that’s right, you can’t. Whether you’re the one giving the orders or being given the orders, these things are all inexplicably intertwined with human nature and everyday living. To issue commands or give instructions, we use the imperative form of the […]

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French Basketball Vocabulary: 42 French Words Every Sports Fan Should Know

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Basketball is one of the sports that are well-loved all over the world. If you are learning French and are a fan of this sport, French basketball vocabulary would help you discuss basketball with other French-speaking fans. Here are other advantages of learning about French basketball vocabulary:It’s great to learn French words by theme. Learning by […]

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5 Things You Need To Know About the French Subjunctive

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French subjunctive? What is it?? I can almost see the question marks hovering around your head right now. But no worries, this article will strive to replace those question marks with a huge light bulb that will make you go… To make things  a lot easier for you, I have listed down five things that you […]

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How to Meet New People in France and Make French Friends

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Let’s face it, making new friends can be quite challenging. Now imagine making friends in a place away from your home–like France, for instance. A place where natives have a reputation for being snobs, the language is tricky, there’s a lot of cultural differences, and the opportunity to meet people let alone befriend them seems […]

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15 Bizarre Questions about France on the Internet

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The internet can be a strange place. Just how strange? Well, just you wait and see. In this article, we’ll be going through some of the craziest questions about France that you can find on the internet. To be fair, not all questions on this list is ridiculous. There are some questions that French people might […]

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Different Ways to Say Yes in French

When you’re speaking in your native language, I would imagine that you have various ways of saying yes. In English, you’d say “sure”, “why not?”, “of course!”, “yep!”, “absolutely!” and so many other variants of yes. All of which mean yes, but with different nuances for each. It’s the same thing in French. You can get […]

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The 15 Best TV Series to Learn French for All Levels

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Watching foreign films or television series are both excellent ways to help you learn French. It helps you gather a better understanding of the daily lifestyle and expressions that French may use whilst consolidating your existing vocabulary. It can help you fine-tune your listening skills to adapt to the various speeds and accents you may encounter. […]

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French Calendar: How to Talk about Days, Months and Years in French

It’s another year, a new chance to get things right, and a whole new set of twelve months to look forward to! If you’re learning French, you need to know how to say the days and months in French, as well as be able to say the dates.That’s something we’ll remedy in this article. Here […]

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How to Greet Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in French

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Do you have French friends and family whom you want to greet this holiday season? Or do you simply want to know how to say Merry Christmas and a happy new year in French? Here in this article, let’s look at the different ways you can wish someone a happy holidays in French. From the most […]

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