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The Ultimate Guide For Intermediate Level French Learners

Have you just made the jump to intermediate level French? Or are you stuck on the intermediate level for quite some time with no immediate signs of moving on to the next level?Regardless of which one you are, read up because this guide is especially created for you. Quick Navigation I. What is expected of […]

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The Ultimate Guide to French Politeness and Niceties

Whether you would simply like to avoid embarrassment when you’re with French people or you have loftier goals of becoming a shining example of politeness and courtesy when you’re in France, this ultimate guide to French politeness is what you’re looking for. Here’s What You’ll Learn (Click for Quick Navigation): I. How polite are the […]

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40 Essential French Phrases to Master Before You Head Off to France

Travelling to France soon? Sounds great! France continues to be high up on a lot of people’s list of places to visit, and I’m thrilled that you’re planning a trip. 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 travel phrases. […]

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Do You Know the Very Basic French Travel Phrases?

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Travelling in France can become exponentially more enjoyable if you know at least the bare minimum of French travel phrases. Do you already know the very basic phrases you need to get by on your vacation in France? Test yourself with this short quiz!

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Let’s Hit the Road! 35 French Words Related to Bus and Transport

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Buses are a convenient way to travel and they’ll get you comfortably wherever you need to be. If you’re travelling in France and need to brush up on transportation-related words, or if you’re learning vocabulary by theme, here is a list of French words related to taking the bus. Travelling to France? You’ll need this […]

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Only Serious French Learners Can Pass This Idioms Quiz

Are you serious enough with your French lessons to pass this idioms test? Don’t forget to share your results!

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Can You Pass this French Vocabulary Quiz?

Are you confident enough with your French vocabulary to take this quiz? Simply match the words to its correct meaning.  Note: The words are very randomly picked from various themes and different levels. No peeking in any dictionary and hands off Google translate, okay?

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When to Use Face, Visage or Figure in French?(Q&A)

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Bonjour tout le monde ! If you are one of the close to 20,000 subscribers of my weekly newsletter, you’d know that I answer questions from readers every week. The questions could be anything from language, travel, culture, and anything about France. I know that some of the questions are also on the minds of […]

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Witty French Puns to Take Your French to the Next Level

As Alfred Hitchcock once said, « puns are the highest form of literature ». In French, this witty play on words is called “calembour” and it takes a certain level of expertise in the language to be able to pull it off. Calembours make use of homophony (words that sound the same) to inject humour […]

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100 French Phone Vocabulary and Phrases to Handle Calls Like a Pro

Dring, dring !   Your phone is ringing! How do you answer it while speaking French? Or better yet, how do you make phone calls in straight French? Sounds scary? Nah, piece of cake for you, I’m sure. Especially if you have a cheat sheet like this one I’m sharing with you. Here in this […]

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25 Funny French Onomatopoeia that will make you LOL

Before we dive into today’s lesson, let me address the elephant in the room. Some are probably asking: Onomato-WHAT? OK, it does sound like a big scary word. But onomatopoeia is a figure of speech that mimics the sound of an item it describes. It is the “written sound”. In French it is called une […]

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