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Different Ways to Say Yes in French

When you’re speaking in your native language, I would imagine that you have various ways of saying yes. In English, you’d say “sure”, “why not?”, “of course!”, “yep!”, “absolutely!” and so many other variants of yes. All of which mean yes, but with different nuances for each. It’s the same thing in French. You can get […]

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French Calendar: How to Talk about Days, Months and Years in French

It’s another year, a new chance to get things right, and a whole new set of twelve months to look forward to! If you’re learning French, you need to know how to say the days and months in French, as well as be able to say the dates.That’s something we’ll remedy in this article. Here […]

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How to Greet Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in French

Do you have French friends and family whom you want to greet this holiday season? Or do you simply want to know how to say Merry Christmas and a happy new year in French? Here in this article, let’s look at the different ways you can wish someone a happy holidays in French. From the most […]

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La Citrouille vs. Le Potiron: What’s the Difference?

Got questions about French language and culture? Every week on the Talk in French newsletter, I answer questions sent by readers.  Here I’m sharing one that I answered a while ago, but it’s quite relevant at this time of the year.  Let’s check out the question: « What is the difference between the two different words […]

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French Vocabulary: Autumn and Thanksgiving

Autumn in France. France in Fall. What could be more glorious? When the thick horde of tourists leave, schools reopen for la rentrée, and the leaves change to stunning colors, it’s officially autumn. Autumn (or fall) can be a perfect time to visit France (see Autumn in France: Where to Go?). But before you pack your […]

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How to Say Goodbye in French: 11 Ways to Say It Like a Native

Goodbyes are inevitable. Whether you’ll be away for a short time or for the long haul, there are different precise ways to express your goodbye. But how do you say goodbye in French? In this article, we’ll go through the different ways to do that. Quick Navigation How to Say Goodbye in French1. Goodbye in French: Au […]

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15 French Travel Phrases For Your Holiday in France [with Videos]

Planning to travel to France soon? These French travel phrases will surely come in handy! With just a few phrases, you can turn your holiday in France from good to terrific. A simple “bonjour” or “merci” will make a lot of difference, but with this list of phrases, you can turn it up a notch […]

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77 French Words and Phrases to Learn This Summer

The sun is shining brightly, the sky is blue, and everyone is in high spirits! Ahhh, summer is here! What better time to learn French words and phrases related to summer? Here in this article, let’s learn and review French vocabulary about the summer. The vocabulary list is divided into different parts which you can quickly […]

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10 Popular French Slang To Add to your Vocabulary (With Videos)

Every language has its own set of slang, and French is no different! To be able to truly blend in among native French speakers (as well as impress your French friends), you need to learn the freshest slang spoken everyday in regular French conversations. Quick Navigation 1. How to say Money in French slang 2. […]

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French Cheat Sheet: Basic French Questions and Answers

Need a quick cheat sheet to ask or answer questions in French? This handy list of basic survival French questions and answers is here to help!  From greetings to asking for help, and their possible answers, you’ll never get lost in simple French conversations again!  Feel free to jump to the different sections I. The […]

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14 French Expressions to Practice Today (with videos)

14 French Expressions to Practice Today

In any language, idioms are often a source of confusion and frustration for newbie learners. French is no different. But these little expressions are very useful to learn because they not only add spice to your conversations, they also help you sound more natural and closer to sounding like a native.  The French have a […]

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

Making Polite Requests in French

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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