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French vocabulary: Crime, Law and Justice

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 [symple_highlight color=”green”]Reading time: 2 minutes[/symple_highlight] [symple_highlight color=”green”]Difficulty: Intermediate- Advanced[/symple_highlight] Let’s talk about law and justice. Whether your exposure to the world of crime is limited to suspense television shows and action books, or you’re the more hands-on, living-on-the-edge type (oh, you little rebel!), law talk always appears every now and then. And of course, big words like […]

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French Vocabulary Not Learned in School: Work and Status

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 [symple_highlight color=”green”]Reading time: 1 minute[/symple_highlight] [symple_highlight color=”green”]Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced[/symple_highlight] Everyone’s gotta work to earn some dough, right? That is, unless you’re the rolling-in-money kind of filthy rich. Good for you then. But for this list of vocabulary, we take a look at the words, phrases, and slang on everything job related. Because hey, earning some moolah will never go […]

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A Q&A About the French Pluperfect: Some of the things you’ve been dying to ask

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 [symple_highlight color=”green”]Reading time: 2 minutes[/symple_highlight] [symple_highlight color=”green”]Difficulty: Intermediate- Advanced[/symple_highlight] We call it the French Past Perfect. But it’s also called pluperfect or plus que parfait. Yeah, tomato, to-ma-to. Many names but they all mean the same thing: a tense that describes something that had happened or had been true at some point in the past, and […]

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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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 [symple_highlight color=”green”]Reading time: 4 minutes[/symple_highlight] [symple_highlight color=”green”]Difficulty: Intermediate- Advanced[/symple_highlight] 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, […]

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

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[symple_highlight color=”green”]Reading time: 1 minute[/symple_highlight]   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 […]

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

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[symple_highlight color=”green”]Reading time: 5 minutes[/symple_highlight] [symple_highlight color=”green”]Difficulty: Intermediate[/symple_highlight] 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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[symple_highlight color=”green”]Reading time: 2 minutes [/symple_highlight] [symple_highlight color=”green”]Difficulty: Beginner – Intermediate [/symple_highlight] 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.  Continue […]

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[NSFW] French vocab: Love/ SEX

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 [symple_highlight color=”green”]Reading Time: 3 minutes[/symple_highlight]   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 […]

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