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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 Pick-up Lines that May or May Not Work But are Worth a Try

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Pick-up lines are a dime a dozen and there all kinds of French pick-up lines as well. From the absolute charming to cheesy and quite bold, these pick-up lines may work for you with that lovely French accent of yours.Or you might fail miserably.Whatever the case is, there are all kinds that are worth trying […]

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7 Things to Remember When Dating in France

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From country to country it’s fascinating to look for similarities in cultures only to see vast differences.  For example, while we can see similarities between France and other countries with certain social behaviours, there are some big differences when it comes to dating.It’s unlike what we see in movies when it comes to dating in […]

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10 Classic French Breads You’ll Find in Boulangeries Across France

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Bread is one of the first things that come to mind when you think about typical French food. Most French people eat bread every day and almost at every meal, from breakfast to apéro and dinner. Therefore, you will find bakeries everywhere across the country, including in tiny villages.  Your trip to France would not […]

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The Best Way to Enjoy Christmas in France

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Christmas in France is first and foremost a family holiday, with people traveling from all over the country to reunite with their loved ones for the Réveillon.  ​Festivities start in early December and last until early January. Furthermost, each region has its unique traditions. If you are lucky enough to spend Christmas in France, here […]

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French Resume: How to Write a Curriculum Vitae in French

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So, you want to get a job or internship in a French-speaking country. How exciting! However, before you find yourself in front of the recruiters, you will need to send an eye-catching resume to convince them you are the right fit for the job. Unfortunately, it isn’t as simple as popping your trusted resume into […]

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A Guide to Shopping in France: Tips and Vocabulary

There are few places where shopping is more iconic than France. From the charming farmers’ markets in tucked away villages to the glorious glitz of the ultra-luxe flagship stores on the Champs-Elysées, there is something for everyone. Shopping is one of those cultural experiences everybody should experience when traveling in a new country, and even more […]

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All About Bastille Day: History, Traditions, and Vocabulary

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As you may already know, the 14th of July is France’s national holiday. However, the French may be very surprised if you wish them a happy Bastille Day as it is locally known as “La Fête Nationale” or more simply, “le quatorze juillet” (the fourteenth of July).  It is a bank holiday, and as it […]

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10 Best French Documentary Films of All Time

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Documentary films have long been popular in France. Since the first movies shot by the Lumière brothers, like Sortie de l’usine Lumière à Lyon (1895), there has been a steady stream of high-quality French documentaries.  If you are ready to deepen your knowledge of the French language and your favorite subject, we gathered a list of […]

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22 Colorful But Fascinating French Insults When You Can’t Help Being Rude

The French belong to an extremely polite society, so there are plenty of ways in which you can unintentionally insult someone. While most of the time everyone goes to great lengths to avoid being offensive, how about those rare instances when you just want to be intentionally rude? Well, there are a lot of French […]

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French Weddings: Everything You Need to Know About Wedding Celebrations in France

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A wedding is always a joyful occasion. However, it can also be intimidating if you are not very familiar with the culture. After all, you don’t want to commit a faux-pas in front of all of your friends and their family! Although French weddings may seem familiar in some respect, some of the customs may […]

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How to Say Thank you in French: The Ultimate Guide

Wondering how to say thank you in French? You’re on the right track because in a polite society like France, a simple merci goes a long way. But what about the times when merci just wouldn’t suffice? Here in this article, we’ll take a look at the different ways to say thank you in French. Quick […]

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