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How to Pronounce Difficult Words in French: Part 4


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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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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How to Pronounce Difficult Words in French: Part 2


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


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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22 Embarrassingly Awkward English-French Translation and Pronunciation Mistakes


Have you ever had an embarrassing translation faux pas that is so cringe-worthy it made you want to duck to the nearest restroom and hide there forever? Or probably pronounced a French word so inappropriately that it made everybody snicker? French words, with its subtle nuances and undertones, is quite easy to bungle. You might […]

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[QUIZ] Can you guess what these goat-related French expressions mean?

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It’s funny how French idiomatic expressions and metaphors resemble a menagerie. Or an animal farm perhaps. There are expressions about dogs, cats, bears, pigs, horses, oxen, foxes, elephants, and just about all your favorite animals. But today we’ll talk about expressions that involve goats and we’ll test just how many of these expressions you know. […]

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The Quick Guide to Making Small Talk in French


  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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15 French Expressions that Feature Dogs


Dogs are loyal, sweet, cute, and cuddly—and almost everyone loves them. More so the French! The French are notoriously known for walking around everywhere with their furry friends, and everywhere you turn, you’ll most likely find dogs in every size and shape. Dogs inside restaurants, supermarkets, at the hairdresser, on the streets; small dogs, big […]

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14 French Expressions Featuring Cats

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Cats are exceedingly popular on the internet these days. Everywhere you look there are cats gracing your screen. Cats who are grumpy: Via Wikimedia Cats who are stereotypically French: via GIPHY Karate cats, massage cats, working cats who got promoted, and just everything about cats. Well guess what? This post is also about them little […]

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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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French Vocabulary for Vegans and Vegetarians


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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