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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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6 Excellent French Newspapers for All Levels

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

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

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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How to Say Goodbye in French: 11 Ways to Say It Like a Native

Goodbyes are inevitable. Whether you’ll be away for a short time or for the long haul, there are different precise ways to express your goodbye. But how do you say goodbye in French? In this article, we’ll go through the different ways to do that. Quick Navigation How to Say Goodbye in French1. Goodbye in French: Au […]

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Des adieux pas comme les autres [A French Short Story]

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Bonjour ! Here’s a very short French story that is great for complete beginners. It’s only 300 words long and uses very simple words, so you can easily follow along. At the end of the story, there’s a glossary of terms and a mini quiz to test your comprehension. Ready? C’est parti ! Quick Navigation French […]

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Quiz: Do You Know How to be Polite in French?

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Different cultures have different sets of etiquette and ways of being polite. But do you know how to be polite when you’re in France or among French people? Take this easy quiz to find out! Before you head over to France, make sure to grab your copy of French Phrasebook to help you travel in […]

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