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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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French Vocabulary for Vegans and Vegetarians

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French cuisine is all about lots of lusciously meaty dishes. What would you expect from the land that birthed steak tartare, foie gras and hearty meat stews like boeuf bourguignon and cassoulet? But alas, if you have turned away from eating meat and embraced vegetarianism or veganism due to one reason or another, don’t worry, […]

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36 French words and phrases related to yoga

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  Heads up, yoga enthusiasts! If the French language and yoga are two of your favorite things, this article is especially for you. Here are some French words and phrases that you’ll find quite helpful when doing yoga. Whether you’re in a French-speaking destination and wish to join a yoga class or simply trying to […]

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Pardon My French! 20 French Curse Words that are NSFW

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Every language has its own share of bad words and French is no different. Today, we’ll be taking a look at some of the curse words (les gros mots) used by French people—and no, it’s not just “merde !”; there’s plenty more where that word came from. But wait—why do we need to learn some […]

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35 French Gay Slang Words You Need to Know

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No matter where you go gay lingo will always be colorful, witty, unabashed, and quite delightful. It’s no different in French. French gay-speak is generally translated from English/American gay slang, and as with its heterosexual counterpart, it is best to know a thing or two about it, whatever your sexuality. A word of caution though, […]

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30 Common French Expressions Used in Newspapers

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If, for whatever reason, you happen to read French newspapers, you may sometimes come across words or expressions that might sound weird to you. The vocabulary below will help you to better understand French articles. If you want yet more, I have prepared a nice little bonus for you. You can access an extended version […]

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30 Essential Marketing Words in French

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I know some of the readers of Talk in French study business in France while some are working or doing business in a French-speaking area. So I am sharing 30 essential marketing words in French, which I am sure you will find useful. If you want to learn even more words, you can also check out one […]

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French vocabulary: Crime, Law and Justice

Let’s talk about law and justice. Whether your exposure to the world of crime is limited to suspense television shows and action books, or you’re the more hands-on, living-on-the-edge type (oh, you little rebel!), law talk always appears every now and then. And of course, big words like this need to be interpreted perfectly, otherwise, […]

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French Vocabulary Not Learned in School: Work and Status

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Everyone’s gotta work to earn some dough, right? That is, unless you’re the rolling-in-m0ney kind of filthy rich. Good for you then. But for this list of vocabulary, we take a look at the words, phrases, and slang on everything job related. Because hey, earning some moolah will never go passé. Plus, you’re sure to […]

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French Vocabulary not learned at school: Money

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In English it’s cash, money, dough, moolah, bill, bucks, bread, fund, and so many other words, yet it all means the same thing. No matter what we do or where we go, money talk can’t escape us (or the other way around). So if you find yourself walking on French soil, you’ll invariably come across […]

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French Vocabulary: Cinema and Theater (Le Cinéma et le Théâtre)

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  Who doesn’t love the brilliance of French movies ? Well, not that many in fact. Getting exposed to French cinema and theater is quite an important part of learning the French language and culture. Not only will it help you practice your listening skills and pronunciation, it also gives you a broader understanding and a […]

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Slang French Words and Phrases for Dining and Drinking

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It’s party time! Whether you’re out for a cozy dinner with your French friends or hitting the town for a night of drinking, merriment, and a little bit of mischief, how would you like to be the life of the party by knowing exactly the right words to say? Sounds awesome? You bet it is! […]

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