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How to Make Polite Requests in French Using ‘Je Voudrais’

One of the most useful French phrases that beginners and travelers should learn is “je voudrais…”. This little phrase can be used when you’re out in restaurants ordering food or drinks, or in everyday conversations when you need to to ask for something or make a little polite request. In this lesson, you’ll learn how […]

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French Words and Phrases Related to Time and Duration

Let’s talk about TIME. There is a huge list of words and topics about time but today, we’ll be narrowing it down and only talk about French words and phrases related to time. If you are looking for a lesson on how to tell time in French, it’s another topic for another day. But you […]

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Can You Pass this French Vocabulary Quiz?

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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At The Supermarket: 112 Useful French Vocabulary for Grocery­ Shopping


Buying stuff at the store is a necessary part of living, regardless of whether you find it a mundane task you’re too lazy to do or you actually enjoy it. When you’re in a French-speaking country, it’s incredibly important to know the French words for items you need to grab at the store, as well […]

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80 French Terms of Endearment to Call your Loved Ones

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Looking for something else to call your loved ones beside the usual nicknames like sweetie, honey, darling or sweetheart? Then perhaps we can interest you with their French counterparts. Not only are French words considered by many to be the epitome of romance, it will also help you level up your game and steer you […]

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77 Romantic French Words and Phrases

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French is often considered as the language of love and romance. The melodious flow of the language is enough to melt hearts everywhere… And even the most innocuous French words can knock ladies off their feet! This is totally an exaggeration, of course, but if that’s what innocent French words can do, can you imagine […]

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Useful French Greetings for All Occasions


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 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 like […]

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Basic French Greetings (Complete Lesson with MP3!)


One of the very first things you need to know when learning a new language is the basic greetings. How do you say hello and introduce yourself in French? In this article which originally appeared as the first lesson in the new book My French Routine Volume 1, we will learn all about the basic […]

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54 Useful French Vocabulary and Expressions for the Holiday Season


Christmas is here! Before you head off to do Christmasy activities, here is a list of the most useful vocabulary and expressions related to the holidays. Learn the French words and phrases for common Christmas topics and use it to spruce up your French conversations this season. If you need more details about how Christmas […]

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44 Useful French Words to Express Different Chores

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Aargh, doing the chores, a tedious activity in general; though I do enjoy doing the dishes as it lets my mind wander freely. Surprisingly, this is one of the most requested topics by French learners, even though it’s not something I particularly love to talk about with my friends! But of course, we still need […]

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146 Useful (and Sometimes Clever) French Words for Social Media Users


The French language seems to be having a hard time keeping up with all the new English technology-related terms.  Thankfully we have the “office québécois de la langue française“(OQFL). Its core objective: to “Frenchify” English jargon and terminology. Sometimes their translation actually comes across as more accurate than the original English term and conveys the real […]

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50 Common French Phrases Every French Learner Should Know

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Sometimes, it is great to memorize some phrases that might come handy when talking with a French native-speaker. So, here I will share 50 common phrases in French, which I am sure you will find useful. If you want to learn even more, you can also check out 2 of my e-books: the French Phrasebook (useful for […]

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