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54 Useful French Vocabulary and Expressions for the Holiday Season

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 Christmas is here!  Before you head off to do Christmasy activities, here is a list of the most useful vocabulary and expressions related to the holidays. Learn the French words and phrases for common Christmas topics and use it to spruce up your French conversations this season.  If you need more details about how Christmas […]

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12 Reactions that French Learners Can Totally Relate To

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 Learning French can be like a roller coaster of emotions. Sometimes it gets too frustrating to handle, but some days you’re so excited you’d think you’d burst. Here’s a list of 12 scenarios and reactions French learners can totally identify with. Plus a lot of learning tips thrown along the way. Enjoy!  1. When a native French speaker […]

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EVEN MORE Short Stories to Learn French

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In the last couple of months, I have launched not one, but two volumes of Learn French with Stories for Beginners. You can read about the introduction to the first one here, and the second book here. To complete the entire package for beginners, I have produced the 3rd and final book of the series […]

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More Stories to Learn French (for beginners!)

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Around this time last year, I came up with a book about stories to help readers learn French. Not some children’s stories like most books of its kind are. Just simple, easy-to-digest ones about everyday scenarios using words that you could immediately put to use in daily situations. What do you know, it shoot up […]

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44 Useful French Words to Express Different Chores

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  Aargh, doing the chores, a tedious activity in general; though I do enjoy doing the dishes as it lets my mind wander freely. Surprisingly, this is one of the most requested topics by French learners, even though it’s not something I particularly love to talk about with my friends! But of course, we still need to […]

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146 Useful (and Sometimes Clever) French Words for Social Media Users

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 The French language seems to be having a hard time keeping up with all the new English technology-related terms.  Thankfully we have the “office québécois de la langue française”(OQFL). Its core objective: to “Frenchify” English jargon and terminology. Sometimes their translation actually comes across as more accurate than the original English term and conveys the real meaning behind […]

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French Listening Exercise: Dictation for Beginners #10

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(© Thomas Samson/AFP).This is an exercise that would help boost your listening skills in French. Make sure to sit down and have some writing materials ready!Instructions:Step 1: Listen to the audio. Do not write anything yet. Just listen to it first.Step 2: Listen to it again.Then this time, write down what you hear. Take some […]

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French Listening Exercise: Dictation for Beginners #9

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   (© Daniel Sannum Lauten  / AFP).This is an exercise that would help boost your listening skills in French. Make sure you’re comfortable and you have some writing materials ready!InstructionsStep 1: Listen to the audio. Do not write anything yet. Just listen to it first.Step 2: Listen to it again.Then this time, write down what […]

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French Listening Exercise: Dictation for Beginners #8

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(© Beto Barata de l’Agence France Presse (© AFP PHOTO).InstructionsStep 1: Listen one time. Do not write.Step 2: Listen again write what you hear in but make some pause.Step 3: Hear again at normal speed. Make corrections to what you have written.Step 4: Check the answer and compare.Disclaimer. I take this text from unjouruneactu.com website.    […]

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French Listening Exercise: Dictation for Beginners #7

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     (© Jung Yeon-Je / AFP).InstructionsStep 1: Listen one time. Do not write.Step 2: Listen again write what you hear in but make some pause.Step 3: Hear again at normal speed. Make corrections to what you have written.Step 4: Check the answer and compare. Disclaimer. I take this text from unjouruneactu.com website.   Do not hesitate to share […]

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French Listening Exercise: Dictation for Beginners #6

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     (© © J. Squire / Getty Images North America / AFP).)InstructionsStep 1: Listen one time. Do not write.Step 2: Listen again write what you hear in but make some pause.Step 3: Hear again at normal speed. Make corrections to what you have written.Step 4: Check the answer and compare. Disclaimer. I take this text from unjouruneactu.com […]

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French Listening Exercise: Dictation for Beginners #5

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   (© Alain Jocard / AFP)InstructionsStep 1: Listen one time. Do not write.Step 2: Listen again write what you hear in but make some pause.Step 3: Hear again at normal speed. Make corrections to what you have written.Step 4: Check the answer and compare. Disclaimer. I take this text from unjouruneactu.com website.   Do not hesitate to share […]

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