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Emergencies in France: what to do and what to say – A guide for tourists

Imagine yourself lounging in the Tuilerie garden, eating macarons, when disaster strikes… Nobody wants their time in France to be tainted by the memory of a bad situation, but emergencies can happen anywhere at any time.  When you find yourself in a foreign country, it is better to be prepared for the worst-case scenario, no […]

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10 French Filler Words to Help You Sound Like a Native

Spoken French is, as should be expected, quite different from textbook French. The vocabulary French people use in everyday life is more colloquial. They tend to shorten words, their sentences are structured differently, and they also use many French filler words.  Like “uh”, “right”, “like” and so on in English, those words fill silences during speech […]

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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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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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French Onomatopoeia: 25 Funny French Words for Written Sounds (+PDF)

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Bonjour ! In this lesson, we’ll be talking about French onomatopoeia. Here’s a rundown of what’s covered in this article. Quick Navigation  Onomato-WHAT?Get the list of French Onomatopoeia in PDFFrench Onomatopoeia for Human soundsSounds made by objectsFrench Onomatopoeia for Animal SoundsBonus: What sound do hens make in French? Conclusion But before we dive into today’s lesson, […]

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120 Common French Adverbs to Make Your French Sound More Interesting

Common French Adverbs

Looking for a list of the most common French adverbs? You’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’re listing down 120 of the most common ones that you can use in your everyday speech. Quick Navigation Quick ReviewCommon French AdverbsFrench Adverbs that Start with AFrench Adverbs that Start with BFrench Adverbs that Start […]

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French Marketing Vocabulary: 30 Words Every Marketer Should Know

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Are you learning French while working or doing business in a French-speaking area? If so, you will find this list of 30 essential French marketing vocabulary quite useful.  Quick Navigation Get the PDFEssential French Marketing WordsSee alsoPin this! Get the PDFI also offer an extended version of this blog post, (55 French words instead of only […]

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French Football Vocabulary: 200 Words Every Fan Should Know

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Looking for French football vocabulary? It’s all here! From general terms to expressions, chants, and even some sample videos.  Whether or not you’re in a pub in a French-speaking city, in the dining table discussing with French-speaking friends, or watching a World Cup game in your couch, these French football terms and phrases can surely […]

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40 Common French Acronyms and Abbreviations

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Learning French requires that you read a lot. But while reading, you will come across some French acronyms and abbreviations. To help you decipher those letters, in this article we will be introducing you to a list of 40 common abbreviations in the French language. If you’re looking for shortcuts used in messaging, there is a […]

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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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French Vocabulary: Character and Personality

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Looking for French character and personality vocabulary? This article has it and more. Every individual has a unique personality. If you’re eager to describe someone’s personality and character using French, here are some words that you need to beef up your vocabulary. Quick Navigation French Personality and Character VocabularyPin this!ExamplesSample DialogueConclusionRelated articlesa complete step-by-step method  […]

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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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