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How to Ace a Job Interview in French

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No matter how many you have gone through before, a job interview is always intimidating. It is even more so when you must conduct that interview in a language different than your mother tongue—like a job interview in French, for instance. Have no fear! These tips will help you get ready for your meeting and put […]

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5 Popular French Nursery Rhymes with English Translation

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If you’re planning to teach your kids French and raise bilingual children, French nursery rhymes can be one good way to expose them to the language. Here in this article, you’ll find five popular French nursery rhymes with a video, a copy of its lyrics in French, followed by the English translation.A quick warning though–some of […]

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30 Useful French Essay Phrases

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Are you struggling to write essays in French? In this article, I have shared a list of 30 useful French transition words and phrases that will help you create more sophisticated written arguments for your exam (at school or for DELF exam).  I also offer an extended version of this blog post, (57 French phrases instead […]

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Pardon My French! 20 French Curse Words that are NSFW

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Every language has its own share of bad words and French is no different. Today, we’ll be taking a look at some of the commonly used French curse words (les gros mots)—and no, it’s not just “merde !”; there’s plenty more French swear words where that came from. Quick Navigation Why should you learn how […]

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200 Most Common French Verbs [+ 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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List of 218 Phrasal Verbs translated in French [+ PDF]

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 This is the second part about Phrasal Verbs. The first one can be found here.  Again we do not use these little things (over/in) to change the meaning of a verb. But we have a similar concept with “les verbes pronominaux” (Pronominal Verbs), you can check it out in this article here. This list is non exhaustive. […]

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5 Lovely French Poems with English Translations

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 The French language is beautiful, but when strung together to paint lovely pictures and create lyrical melodies in French poems, it becomes even more so.  This is why the French have always been immensely proud of its poésie (poetry), and the enduring works of great masters such as Victor Hugo, Pierre de Ronsard, Alphonse de Lamartine, […]

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Birthday Traditions in France: How do the French Celebrate Birthdays?

If you grew up in a western country like Europe or North America, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that French birthday traditions are not very different from the ones you are familiar with. A good French birthday celebration involves a party, some cake, blowing candles and presents. However, here are some small differences […]

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French Pronunciation: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners (+ free MP3)

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French Pronunciation Guide: Learn how to pronounce French words the right wayThere’s that charming sound to the spoken French language that everyone seems to find delightful. How French words seem to melt together to form pleasant sounds–it can be both enchanting and intimidating at the same time. No need to get intimidated though. You’re on the […]

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50 Common French Phrases Every French Learner Should Know

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Whether you’re starting out on your beginner French lessons or planning to travel to a French-speaking destination soon, learning about common French phrases is a good idea.  Here in this article, I will share 50 common phrases in French, which I am sure you will find useful.Get the free PDF and MP3I also offer an extended […]

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Learning the French Imperative (Imperatif)

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   Imagine a world where there are no commands or orders being issued. Well yeah, that’s right, you can’t. Whether you’re the one giving the orders or being given the orders, these things are all inexplicably intertwined with human nature and everyday living. To issue commands or give instructions, we use the imperative form of the […]

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The Ultimate Guide to French Regional Accents

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If you have ever traveled in France outside of Paris or watched a movie set in province, you might have noticed that a lot of French speakers do not quite sound like what you are used to. France is home to dozens of different regional accents, each linked to the culture and history of the area […]

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