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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 incorporate the French […]

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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. French gay slang is no different. 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, this […]

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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 of this […]

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French vocabulary: Crime, Law and Justice

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 [symple_highlight color=”green”]Reading time: 2 minutes[/symple_highlight] [symple_highlight color=”green”]Difficulty: Intermediate- Advanced[/symple_highlight] 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 […]

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French Vocabulary Not Learned in School: Work and Status

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 [symple_highlight color=”green”]Reading time: 1 minute[/symple_highlight] [symple_highlight color=”green”]Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced[/symple_highlight] Everyone’s gotta work to earn some dough, right? That is, unless you’re the rolling-in-money 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 […]

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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 talk […]

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

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[symple_highlight color=”green”]Reading time: 1 minute[/symple_highlight]   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 […]

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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! So here […]

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48 Handy Slang Terms for A Night Out in France

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 Planning to go out and paint a French town red? Don’t get left in the gutter. Get down and dirty the French way! Here are some French slang words to help you describe people (the lovely French ladies and the ooh-la-la Frenchmen) and places in French. Quick Navigation French Slang to Describe PeopleFrench Slang to […]

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French Vocabulary: Life and Death

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[symple_highlight color=”green”]Reading time: 2 minutes [/symple_highlight] [symple_highlight color=”green”]Difficulty: Beginner – Intermediate [/symple_highlight] The words in this list are all about the different stages of life and living, words and phrases about the different aspects of death, and all the other useful vocabulary in relation to this topic. You can also get a copy of this vocabulary list in PDF format.  Continue […]

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[NSFW] French vocab: Love/ SEX

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 [symple_highlight color=”green”]Reading Time: 3 minutes[/symple_highlight]   How do you get attention from a Frenchman or Frenchwoman? By learning the language of love in French of course! What is the use of going to a nightclub in France when you don’t know the basic pick up lines? Or what text message can you send to your French girlfriend to […]

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Expressions to Use When Complaining in French

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[symple_highlight color=”green”]Reading time: 2 minutes[/symple_highlight] [symple_highlight color=”green”]Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced[/symple_highlight] Even if you are just going to France for a few days, it is advisable to learn some expressions on complaining, getting mad, and a few idioms that the French locals commonly use when talking to their friends. France is also about art and you should know there is an […]

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