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French Resume: How to Write a Curriculum Vitae in French

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So, you want to get a job or internship in a French-speaking country. How exciting! However, before you find yourself in front of the recruiters, you will need to send an eye-catching resume to convince them you are the right fit for the job. Unfortunately, it isn’t as simple as popping your trusted resume into […]

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Emergencies in France: what to do and what to say – A guide for tourists

Imagine yourself lounging in the Tuilerie garden, eating macarons, when disaster strikes… Nobody wants their time in France to be tainted by the memory of a bad situation, but emergencies can happen anywhere at any time.  When you find yourself in a foreign country, it is better to be prepared for the worst-case scenario, no […]

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10 French Filler Words to Help You Sound Like a Native

Spoken French is, as should be expected, quite different from textbook French. The vocabulary French people use in everyday life is more colloquial. They tend to shorten words, their sentences are structured differently, and they also use many French filler words.  Like “uh”, “right”, “like” and so on in English, those words fill silences during speech […]

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How to Form French Sentences: A Guide to French Sentence Construction

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When you learn a new language, you start by accumulating vocabulary, learning how to conjugate verbs and so on. But if you want to use it to communicate with others, you will also need to learn how to structure a sentence.As native speaker, you know how to build a sentence instinctively but as a language […]

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A Guide to Shopping in France: Tips and Vocabulary

There are few places where shopping is more iconic than France. From the charming farmers’ markets in tucked away villages to the glorious glitz of the ultra-luxe flagship stores on the Champs-Elysées, there is something for everyone. Shopping is one of those cultural experiences everybody should experience when traveling in a new country, and even more […]

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French Silent Letters: A Quick Guide

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Have you ever looked at a word in French after pronouncing it and thought: “that’s a lot of letters for such a short word”? You are not alone. That’s why we need to discuss French silent letters! All French school children must suffer through a dreaded exercise: la dictée as they learn to spell their language […]

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French Vocabulary: Fruits, Vegetables and Grains in French (+ Free PDF)

French Vocabulary List Fruits and Grains

Looking for a list of fruits and veggies in French? This list is for you! You’ll find not only the names of fruits and vegetables in French, you’ll also learn about grains in French. The words will come handy if you’re planning on grocery shopping any time soon! Quick Navigation Get the PDF for Fruits and […]

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French Onomatopoeia: 25 Funny French Words for Written Sounds (+PDF)

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Bonjour ! In this lesson, we’ll be talking about French onomatopoeia. Here’s a rundown of what’s covered in this article. Quick Navigation  Onomato-WHAT?Get the list of French Onomatopoeia in PDFFrench Onomatopoeia for Human soundsSounds made by objectsFrench Onomatopoeia for Animal SoundsBonus: What sound do hens make in French? Conclusion But before we dive into today’s lesson, […]

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120 Common French Adverbs to Make Your French Sound More Interesting

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Looking for a list of the most common French adverbs? You’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’re listing down 120 of the most common ones that you can use in your everyday speech. Quick Navigation Quick ReviewCommon French AdverbsFrench Adverbs that Start with AFrench Adverbs that Start with BFrench Adverbs that Start […]

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French Marketing Vocabulary: 30 Words Every Marketer Should Know

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Are you learning French while working or doing business in a French-speaking area? If so, you will find this list of 30 essential French marketing vocabulary quite useful.  Quick Navigation Get the PDFEssential French Marketing WordsSee alsoPin this! Get the PDFI also offer an extended version of this blog post, (55 French words instead of only […]

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French Football Vocabulary: 200 Words Every Fan Should Know

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Looking for French football vocabulary? It’s all here! From general terms to expressions, chants, and even some sample videos.  Whether or not you’re in a pub in a French-speaking city, in the dining table discussing with French-speaking friends, or watching a World Cup game in your couch, these French football terms and phrases can surely […]

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40 Common French Acronyms and Abbreviations

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Learning French requires that you read a lot. But while reading, you will come across some French acronyms and abbreviations. To help you decipher those letters, in this article we will be introducing you to a list of 40 common abbreviations in the French language. If you’re looking for shortcuts used in messaging, there is a […]

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