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How to Fake a French Accent

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The French accent is a significant way to distinguish between native speakers and those still learning the language. There are ways, however, to fake a French accent so you can fit right in with the locals. The accent is very distinct as compared to other languages – speaking with the accent also helps for improving your […]

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French Vocabulary: Names of Diseases and Ailments in French

Health and sickness are a normal part of life – most of us just hope not to get sick while on vacation. If you find yourself in France and getting sick, we have the perfect vocabulary for you to communicate with the local doctors to get you back to full health in no time!We’ll explore […]

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French vocabulary: How to Say Different Nationalities and Countries in French

Today we’ll go through French vocabulary related to countries and nationalities. This article will help you properly introduce yourself and talk about nationalities and countries in French. Quick Navigation Some Quick RemindersFrench Vocabulary: The ContinentsFrench Vocabulary: Countries & NationalitiesConclusion Some Quick RemindersHere are some other things to consider when talking about continents, countries, and nationalities […]

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French Pick-up Lines that May or May Not Work But are Worth a Try

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Pick-up lines are a dime a dozen and there all kinds of French pick-up lines as well. From the absolute charming to cheesy and quite bold, these pick-up lines may work for you with that lovely French accent of yours.Or you might fail miserably.Whatever the case is, there are all kinds that are worth trying […]

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7 Things to Remember When Dating in France

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From country to country it’s fascinating to look for similarities in cultures only to see vast differences.  For example, while we can see similarities between France and other countries with certain social behaviours, there are some big differences when it comes to dating.It’s unlike what we see in movies when it comes to dating in […]

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10 Classic French Breads You’ll Find in Boulangeries Across France

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Bread is one of the first things that come to mind when you think about typical French food. Most French people eat bread every day and almost at every meal, from breakfast to apéro and dinner. Therefore, you will find bakeries everywhere across the country, including in tiny villages.  Your trip to France would not […]

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The Best Way to Enjoy Christmas in France

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Christmas in France is first and foremost a family holiday, with people traveling from all over the country to reunite with their loved ones for the Réveillon.  ​Festivities start in early December and last until early January. Furthermost, each region has its unique traditions. If you are lucky enough to spend Christmas in France, here […]

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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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