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French Vocabulary Not Learned In School: Slang Greetings

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A cool fact!  French is the national language of the United Nations and is the second most commonly taught foreign language, after English. When studying to be fluent in French, master these common greetings to shape your conversational proficiencies. Almost everybody who speaks French uses the subsequent list of vocabularies: These jargons are so very […]

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French Tenses Made Easy: Express Past, Present and Future Without Using the Actual Tenses

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Most grammar books will tell you that the way to learn tenses in French is to go through all the motions, the full “process” and the boring nitty-gritty. But as most native French speakers would agree, there is an express path or a quick shortcut in expressing French tenses, and this is to use some […]

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200 Most Common French Verbs (+ Free PDF]

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Are you ready to widen your French vocabulary with the most common French verbs? Check out this list of 200 common French verbs with their corresponding English translation. You can bookmark this handy guide or print the PDF copy for easy reference. No need to memorize everything though, if you don’t want to. With enough exposure […]

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French Conditional Mood (Le Conditionnel): How does it work?

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  Let’s talk about le conditionnel. What is it and how does it work? Whether you are particularly aware of it or not, we often use the conditionals in our daily speech. The conditionals are both used the same way in English, as well as in French. But first, what exactly is it? In English we […]

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Expressions to Use When Complaining in French

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Even if you are just going to France for a few days, it is advisable to learn some expressions on complaining, getting mad, and a few idioms that the French locals commonly use when talking to their friends. France is also about art and you should know there is an art to expressing your feelings. […]

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French vocabulary: Family/ friends

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When do you use “la” and “le” in describing family and friends? It may be confusing at first but it really is as simple as ABC. “La” is used when the subject is female and “le” is used when the subject is male. The hip hop American slang “boo” was actually coined from the French […]

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French vocab: L’apparence et les conditions physiques (Physical appearance and conditions)

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How do you call the nose, the hair, eyes, and other body parts in French? And what are some ways to describe it? Let’s review the basic list in this super easy vocabulary article!

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French Possessive Adjectives Made Easy

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A Complete Lesson on French Possessive Adjectives When you need to express that a noun belongs to a person or thing, you use possessive adjectives. The possessive determiners basically tell you to whom or to what a certain object belongs to. Because it identifies or gives us a detail about the noun it refers to, it […]

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French vocabulary list: Le comportement humain (Human behavior)

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  Looking for more French words to add to your vocabulary bank? Today, we’ll take a look at a list of French words related to human behavior. You can also download this list in a PDF document that you can save on any device. To access the file, click on the yellow button below. Continue […]

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French Future Tense – Le Futur: Everything You Need to Know

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  French Future Tense: The Clever Guide Conjugating verbs can be one of the most difficult topics to learn. But before you start to shudder or crawl under your bed in fear of what’s going to happen next, let me assure you that this topic is written as simply as possible for the convenience of […]

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How to Tell Time in French

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  Telling time in French could be a tad bit more complicated than in English. So okay, who am I kidding? It’s actually A LOT more complicated, in fact. First, French uses military time or the 24-hour clock for public use or official purposes, while the 12-hour clock is mostly used for personal consumption. In English, […]

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A Complete and Easy Guide to French Adjectives

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  French adjectives can be one of the most colorful parts of speech. But iIf you think you know enough about adjectives, you can check out this other article that contains a huge list of the most common adjectives. In case you need a little reminder of what adjectives are, here’s a quick run-through:   No […]

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