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French Vocabulary not learned at school: Money

French Vocabulary Money

​In English it’s cash, money, dough, moolah, bill, bucks, bread, fund, and so many other words, yet it all means the same thing. No matter what we do or where we go, money talk can’t escape us (or the other way around). So if you find yourself walking on French soil, you’ll invariably come across talk […]

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The Savvy Learner’s Guide to French Future Perfect Tense

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 Oh hello there. There’s something I want to tell you: by the time you finish reading this article, you will have familiarized yourself with the futur antérieur. See what I did there? In case you noticed (you quick-eyed, clever little you), I just gave you a little dose of the future perfect tense. …and you will have noticed it […]

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French Reflexive Verbs: 6 Things You Should Know

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   I can sense your reaction. It goes like this: French reflexive verbs? Say whaat? But fear not, we will change all that with a quick read. Before you know it, you’ll be quite knowledgeable about the topic (or not)—it all really depends on how interested you are. But anyway, let’s start. 

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French Vocabulary: Cinema and Theater (Le Cinéma et le Théâtre)

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   Who doesn’t love the brilliance of French movies ? Well, not that many in fact. Getting exposed to French cinema and theater is quite an important part of learning the French language and culture. Not only will it help you practice your listening skills and pronunciation, it also gives you a broader understanding and a deeper look […]

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How to Sound French: 12 Things You Need To Remember About Liaison

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  There is a huge line between sounding like an actual French speaker and sounding like you’re spewing gibberish. We call it liaisons. When done right, congratulations, you will actually sound French-y and coherent. But when used poorly, you will appear as an unintelligible, bumbling mess. 

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Slang French Words and Phrases for Dining and Drinking

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  It’s party time! Whether you’re out for a cozy dinner with your French friends or hitting the town for a night of drinking, merriment, and a little bit of mischief, how would you like to be the life of the party by knowing exactly the right words to say? Sounds awesome? You bet it is! So here […]

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48 Handy Slang Terms for A Night Out in France

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 Planning to go out and paint a French town red? Don’t get left in the gutter. Get down and dirty the French way! Here are some French slang words to help you describe people (the lovely French ladies and the ooh-la-la Frenchmen) and places in French. Quick Navigation French Slang to Describe PeopleFrench Slang to […]

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French Vocabulary: Life and Death

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  The words in this list are all about the different stages of life and living, words and phrases about the different aspects of death, and all the other useful vocabulary in relation to this topic. You can also get a copy of this vocabulary list in PDF format.  

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French Vocabulary: Character and Personality

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Looking for French vocabulary for character and personality? This article has it and more. Every individual has a unique personality. If you’re eager to describe someone’s personality and character using French, here are some words that you need to beef up your vocabulary. The list below contains all the words and expressions you can use to describe […]

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[NSFW] French vocab: Love/ SEX

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    How do you get attention from a Frenchman or Frenchwoman? By learning the language of love in French of course! What is the use of going to a nightclub in France when you don’t know the basic pick up lines? Or what text message can you send to your French girlfriend to tell her you are […]

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French Conditional Mood (Le Conditionnel): How does it work?

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 Let’s talk about le conditionnel.What is it and how does it work?  Whether you are particularly aware of it or not, we often use the conditionals in our daily speech. The conditionals are both used the same way in English, as well as in French. But first, what exactly is it?  In English we simply use the modal […]

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Expressions to Use When Complaining in French

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  Even if you are just going to France for a few days, it is advisable to learn some expressions on complaining, getting mad, and a few idioms that the French locals commonly use when talking to their friends. France is also about art and you should know there is an art to expressing your feelings. Hey, […]

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