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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. […]

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How to Ace a Job Interview in French

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No matter how many you have gone through before, a job interview is always intimidating. It is even more so when you must conduct that interview in a language different than your mother tongue—like a job interview in French, for instance. Have no fear! These tips will help you get ready for your meeting and put […]

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5 Popular French Nursery Rhymes with English Translation

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If you’re planning to teach your kids French and raise bilingual children, French nursery rhymes can be one good way to expose them to the language. Here in this article, you’ll find five popular French nursery rhymes with a video, a copy of its lyrics in French, followed by the English translation.A quick warning though–some of […]

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5 Lovely French Poems with English Translations

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 The French language is beautiful, but when strung together to paint lovely pictures and create lyrical melodies in French poems, it becomes even more so.  This is why the French have always been immensely proud of its poésie (poetry), and the enduring works of great masters such as Victor Hugo, Pierre de Ronsard, Alphonse de Lamartine, […]

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Birthday Traditions in France: How do the French Celebrate Birthdays?

If you grew up in a western country like Europe or North America, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that French birthday traditions are not very different from the ones you are familiar with. A good French birthday celebration involves a party, some cake, blowing candles and presents. However, here are some small differences […]

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The Ultimate Guide to French Regional Accents

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If you have ever traveled in France outside of Paris or watched a movie set in province, you might have noticed that a lot of French speakers do not quite sound like what you are used to. France is home to dozens of different regional accents, each linked to the culture and history of the area […]

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How to Meet New People in France and Make French Friends

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Let’s face it, making new friends can be quite challenging. Now imagine making friends in a place away from your home–like France, for instance. A place where natives have a reputation for being snobs, the language is tricky, there’s a lot of cultural differences, and the opportunity to meet people let alone befriend them seems […]

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15 Bizarre Questions about France on the Internet

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The internet can be a strange place. Just how strange? Well, just you wait and see. In this article, we’ll be going through some of the craziest questions about France that you can find on the internet. To be fair, not all questions on this list is ridiculous. There are some questions that French people might […]

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The 15 Best TV Series to Learn French for All Levels

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Watching foreign films or television series are both excellent ways to help you learn French. It helps you gather a better understanding of the daily lifestyle and expressions that French may use whilst consolidating your existing vocabulary. It can help you fine-tune your listening skills to adapt to the various speeds and accents you may encounter. […]

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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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How to Say Goodbye in French: 11 Ways to Say It Like a Native

Goodbyes are inevitable. Whether you’ll be away for a short time or for the long haul, there are different precise ways to express your goodbye. But how do you say goodbye in French? In this article, we’ll go through the different ways to do that. Quick Navigation How to Say Goodbye in French1. Goodbye in French: Au […]

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Des adieux pas comme les autres [A French Short Story]

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Bonjour ! Here’s a very short French story that is great for complete beginners. It’s only 300 words long and uses very simple words, so you can easily follow along. At the end of the story, there’s a glossary of terms and a mini quiz to test your comprehension. Ready? C’est parti ! Quick Navigation French […]

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