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

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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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6 Excellent French Newspapers for All Levels

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In previous articles, I wrote about how reading is a great way to expand your vocabulary and learn better sentence structures. Reading French newspapers in particular not only helps with your reading comprehension skills, but it also keeps you up to date with what’s happening in French society. Here in this short article, let’s take a […]

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How to Say Thank you in French: The Ultimate Guide

Knowing how to say thanks is a huge part of politeness. Especially in a polite society like France, a simple merci goes a long way. But what about the times when merci just wouldn’t suffice? Here in this article, we’ll take a look at the different ways to say thank you in French. Quick Navigation […]

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La Citrouille vs. Le Potiron: What’s the Difference?

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Got questions about French language and culture? Every week on the Talk in French newsletter, I answer questions sent by readers.  Here I’m sharing one that I answered a while ago, but it’s quite relevant at this time of the year.  Let’s check out the question: « What is the difference between the two different words […]

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French Vocabulary: Autumn and Thanksgiving

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Autumn in France. France in Fall. What could be more glorious? When the thick horde of tourists leave, schools reopen for la rentrée, and the leaves change to stunning colors, it’s officially autumn. Autumn (or fall) can be a perfect time to visit France (see Autumn in France: Where to Go?). But before you pack your […]

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22 Colorful But Fascinating French Insults When You Can’t Help Being Rude

The French belong to an extremely polite society, so there are plenty of ways in which you can unintentionally insult someone. While most of the time everyone goes to great lengths to avoid being offensive, how about those rare instances when you just want to be intentionally rude? Well, there are a lot of French […]

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A Simple, No-Fail Guide to French Contractions

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French words often appear with contractions. But unlike in English where you can choose to say “I am” instead of “I’m” or “you’d” instead of “you would” depending on the formality of your tone, in French you have no choice about it. You see, French contractions are mandatory. If the words call for a contraction, […]

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