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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 Train Station Vocabulary

Whether you are travelling to France soon or not, it’s always a good idea to stock up your French vocabulary with words and phrases related to trains and train stations. Today, our topic is all about that. Trains are a great way to travel all over France. It’s comfortable and convenient, plus you get treated […]

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12 Tricky French False Cognates: Part 3

Don’t let these sneaky twin words trip you up! Get to know more confusing French and English false cognates in this article. The 1st part is here and you can check the 2nd part here. 1 . Luxurieux and Luxurious This twin words look so similar that surely they can’t be unrelated, right? Wrong. In fact, […]

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French for Chocolate Lovers: Useful Words and Tips

Are you a chocolate fanatic who may or may not have a plan to explore France’s chocolate scene soon? Whether you simply want to learn everything about chocolates or you’re planning to trudge to French-speaking parts to sample some delicious chocolat, here is a list of chocolate-related vocabulary to help you out. Also, don’t leave […]

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12 Tricky French False Cognates: Part 1

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Faux amis. False friends. The name itself conjures bad images. Like false friends, faux amis or false cognates are not to be trusted—they will trip you up when you’re not careful. But what are tricky french false cognates? To the uninitiated, these are French words that look exactly the same–or quite similar–to English words. But it […]

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12 Tricky French False Cognates: Part 2

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In a previous article, we’ve talked about twelve tricky french false cognates that invite a serious blunder from unsuspecting victims. You can check that out here.  Now, let’s learn 12 more French and English words that look or sound the same, but have vastly different meanings.    1. Coin (French) and Coin (English) Coin in […]

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30 Difficult to Pronounce French Words: Part 4

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This is the fourth and final list of the most tricky French words to pronounce. We asked our Facebook followers what they think is the French word that trips them up every time, and we were able to round up a list of 120 words which were broken down into a series of four articles. […]

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30 Difficult to Pronounce French Words: Part 3

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French pronunciation can be a total pain sometimes. When I asked the people over at the Talk in French page on Facebook what the French words they simply couldn’t pronounce, I received a whole truckload of answers. As Elizabeth described it on her comment, “It’s easier to list the ones I can pronounce.” I totally […]

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30 Difficult French Words to Pronounce: Part 2

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Welcome to the second part of this series of articles about the most difficult French words to pronounce. We asked the Talk in French community what are the French words that they are having a hard time saying… And here are the results. If you haven’t seen it yet, there is also a part 1 […]

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30 Difficult Words to Pronounce in French: Part 1

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One of the most difficult things non-French speakers all agree on when learning French is the pronunciation. You’ll often hear French learners grumbling about: how to pronounce the letter u’s and the r’s, how to let the French words roll off the tongue without sounding funny, and how to say certain French words that almost […]

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The Quick Guide to Making Small Talk in French

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  Small talk is the polite (sometimes dreadfully awkward) conversation usually shared between people who are strangers or mere acquaintances. Though it may sound simple enough, it’s not as easy to pull off as one would think, with some people claiming that there is a special “art” to it. But whether you’re fond of it […]

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French for Parents 101: Baby Talk, Vocabulary Lists (+ Tips!)

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Are you planning to raise a bilingual child? Are you moving to a French-speaking area and want to be able to talk to your kids in French? Or maybe you aren’t really a parent yourself but you spend a lot of time with french children or their parents? No matter what your reasons may be, […]

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