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How to Say Thank you in French: The Ultimate Guide

Knowing how to say thanks is a huge part of politeness. Especially 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 Navigation […]

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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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12 Ways to Say Goodbye in French

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. Au revoir. […]

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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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Quiz: Do You Know How to be Polite in French?

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Different cultures have different sets of etiquette and ways of being polite. But do you know how to be polite when you’re in France or among French people? Take this easy quiz to find out! Before you head over to France, make sure to grab your copy of French Phrasebook to help you travel in […]

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How to Read and Understand a French Menu

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How to Decode a French Menu

Whether you’re dining in France or in some fancy French restaurant elsewhere, going face-to-face with a French menu is enough to make you rack your brains for all the French you know. But don’t fret! This article will brush those cobwebs away and help you read a French menu with ease. Quick Navigation I. The Different […]

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5 Popular French Christmas Carols to Bring you Holiday Cheer

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French Christmas Carols

Christmas season is here again; the happiest time of the year, or so the song says. If you are learning French and want to get into the holiday spirit, what better way to do it than to listen to traditional French Christmas carols? Here on this article, I’ve listed down five of the most catchy carols […]

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What Should A Francophile Like You get for Yourself this Christmas?

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What Should You Get Yourself for Christmas

Are you a Francophile who is running low on ideas for a gift to yourself this Christmas? No worries, this quiz will determine what you should get for the no. 1 in person in your life–YOU!

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Q&A: The French and Their Baguette

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The French and their Baguette

Bonjour ! Each week on the newsletter, I answer a question sent to me by readers of this website. If you haven’t subscribed to the newsletter yet, please do! You’ll find a lot of really interesting content upon sign up and also every Sunday when I send the weekly newsletter.Here I’m sharing with you one […]

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What French Movie Should You Watch Next? (Part 3/3)

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French Movie Recommendation Quiz

Are you a fan of musicals and comedy films? If you’re looking for recommendations on what to watch next, then this quiz is great for you! By taking this super short quiz and answering two to three questions only, you’ll be able to receive a recommendation for a must-watch French film! If you’re the type […]

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Q&A: Any Tips For Travelling to France with Small Children?

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Traveling with Kids in Paris

Bonjour !If you are subscribed to my weekly newsletter, among the contents I send every Sunday is my answer to questions sent by readers.If you haven’t subscribed to the newsletter yet, check out the signup form at the bottom of this article and you’ll even get some freebies as soon as you signup.Some of the […]

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Quiz: What French Movie Should You Watch Next? (Part 2/3)

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French Movie Recommendation Quiz

Looking for a French movie to watch tonight? If you’re a fan of drama, horror, or crime/action films, then this quiz is exactly what you’re looking for. By answering three questions, you’ll receive a movie recommendation. If you’d rather watch feel-good romantic movies or adventure films for the whole family, head over to the first […]

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