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French Verb DIRE: How to Conjugate

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The verb DIRE means to say or to tell and should not be confused with parler, to speak. It’s an irregular verb and follows a similar pattern to the verbs lire (to read) and  écrire (to write).  It is one of only three verbs in French where the second person plural ending is not ’ez’. […]

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French Verb ALLER: How to Conjugate

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ALLER is one of the three most commonly used French verbs. Its meaning is simple – to go – but its value is that you can use it in the present tense to create a sense of something you are going to do in the future, so it’s invaluable to you. It is far more […]

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French Verb FAIRE: How to Conjugate

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Faire is the fourth most commonly used verb in French, so it’s a must-learn verb for you. It mainly means ‘to do’ or ‘to make’ but it has different meanings too at different times.Faire is used in many phrases you might like to use when talking about your leisure activities or what you do in […]

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How are you feeling? How to Express Your Emotions in French

When someone greets you in any language, it’s almost impossible not to follow up with the question about how you’re feeling. It may be a bit awkward if you become silent after someone greets you with “Bonjour,” so it’s best to study up on letting people know how you feel.There are several ways to express […]

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15 Ways to Say “How are you?” In French

There are a number of different ways to ask someone “how are you?” in French. This article will give you 15 different ways to ask, ranging from formal to informal and colloquial expressions. Quick Navigation Comment allez-vous ? (How are you?)Comment ça va ? (How’s it going?)Ça va ? (How’s it going?)Vous allez bien ? […]

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Basic French Vocabulary for Babies and Toddlers: Colors, Shapes, Common Objects

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It never hurts to give a young child a headstart when it comes to learning another language. The earlier children (Les enfants) and babies (Les bébés) start learning any language the easier it is for them to become bilingual, without even really trying.When teaching young children, exposing them to simple, everyday language is a must. […]

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200 True French Cognates (Vrais Amis) to Boost Your French Vocabulary

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If English is your first language, chances are you’ve been using French your entire life. And we’re not talking about common phrases such as déjà vu and au revoir – we’re referring to actual words in both languages with the same spelling and meaning!There are approximately 1,700 French cognates, many of which are identical to […]

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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 Silent Letters: A Quick Guide

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Have you ever looked at a word in French after pronouncing it and thought: “that’s a lot of letters for such a short word”? You are not alone. That’s why we need to discuss French silent letters! All French school children must suffer through a dreaded exercise: la dictée as they learn to spell their language […]

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French Vocabulary: Fruits, Vegetables and Grains in French (+ Free PDF)

French Vocabulary List Fruits and Grains

Looking for a list of fruits and veggies in French? This list is for you! You’ll find not only the names of fruits and vegetables in French, you’ll also learn about grains in French. The words will come handy if you’re planning on grocery shopping any time soon! Quick Navigation Get the PDF for Fruits and […]

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40 Essential French Phrases to Master Before You Head Off to France

French Travel Phrases for Tourists

Travelling to France soon? Whether you’ll be staying in France for just a few days or for several weeks, you’ll need to brush up on some essential French travel phrases. Trust me—it makes a huge difference on how much you’re going to enjoy your trip Quick Navigation Before anything elseEssential French Travel PhrasesConclusionPin this! Before […]

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Useful French Greetings for All Occasions

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Want to greet your French friends or offer well wishes during special occasions but don’t know how to say it in French? This article will teach you exactly what French greetings to say or write during the most important events. Whether it’s a festive event like a birthday, anniversary, wedding, promotion, or holidays—or an unfortunate situation […]

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