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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 stabs […]

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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 French is corner or […]

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How to Pronounce Difficult Words in French: 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. So […]

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How to Pronounce Difficult Words in French: 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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How to Pronounce Difficult Words 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 seem […]

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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 or […]

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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, we […]

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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, you […]

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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. This article lists down 80 French terms of endearment for the special man, woman, or little child in your life. Not only are French words considered by many […]

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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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French for Business Part 2: 85 French Terms Related to Business and Employment

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 Planning to do business in France anytime soon? Whether you’re popping in for a quick business trip or relocating to a French-speaking country for work, it’s good to brush up on French words that you might definitely come across with.  If you haven’t checked it yet, you should also go over the Guide to French […]

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