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Tips on using the correct tense in French? (Q&A)

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Bonjour ! If you are subscribed to the Talk in French newsletter, you probably know that I answer a lot of questions sent to me by subscribers. The questions range from language, travel, culture, and basically anything related to France that the readers can think of. Here, I’m sharing with you some of the questions […]

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French Made Easy: The Ultimate Guide to Tu vs Vous

In a perfect world, using tu and vous when speaking French is a simple walk in the park. But no, we’re not as lucky as that.The sad reality is, the rules can be complicated and French learners who find themselves interacting socially with French people often struggle on which “you” to use.But wait—tu is for […]

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Basic French Greetings (Complete Lesson with MP3!)

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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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The Simple Guide to Informal French Grammar

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Are you already speaking French so well but still sound as if you just came out of a French grammar book? Do you feel so formal and out-of-place when speaking with native French speakers? Well, let me let you in on one practical tip: try to speak a little bit informally! When speaking in your own native language, you […]

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Talk in French Podcast #21 Discover a new area of France: Bretagne / Another common mistake explained

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Here is the 21st session of Talk in French Podcast! You can download the podcast to your computer or listen to it here via iTunes. There is a button where you can download the Podcast. In this episode: – Some information about French culture. Discover a new area of France that you might not have […]

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Common mistakes at writing in French by English Speakers – 3 new essays corrected

Are you making some silly mistakes at writing in French? Then you should definitely check out this article! After the awesome reaction from the first blog post (you can check it out here) and you still want to improve your writing in French, take a look of these 3 NEW examples below. I asked some French learners via […]

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Talk in French Podcast #16 – Bastille Day- 10 French Blunders made by English Speakers

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Here is the 16th session of  Talk in French Podcast! You can download the podcast to your computer or listen to it here via iTunes. There is a button where you can download the Podcast. In this episode: – Some information about French Culture. I explain about Bastille Day and why it is not what you […]

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Common errors at writing in French by English Speakers – 3 essays corrected

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Are you making some mistakes at writing in French and want to improve your writing skills? Then this article is for you! Take a close look at  the 3 examples below. I asked some French learners via my newsletter and Facebook to write an essay  and I just corrected it. You will find the original version followed by […]

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Talk in French Podcast #11 – French Pastries 101. What makes them so delicious? The Difference between Il est and C’est in French.

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Here is the 11th session of  Talk in French Podcast! You can download the podcast to your computer or listen to it here via iTunes. There is a button where you can download the Podcast. In this episode: – Some information about French Culture. French Pastries 101. Discover what makes the French Pastries so delicious – Some […]

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Talk in French Podcast #8 – What Really Makes the French Depressed? / French Future Tense

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Here is the 8th session of  Talk in French Podcast! You can download the podcast to your computer or listen to it here on the blog via  SoundCloud. There is a button where you can download the Podcast. In this episode: – Some information about French Culture. What Really Makes the French Depressed? – Some French Words […]

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Introduce Yourself in French With These 10 Examples (+MP3)

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If you want to introduce yourself, take a look at the 10 examples below. I asked some French learners on google plus and facebook to introduce themselves and I just corrected it. You will find the original version, the corrected version and I recorded it on audio so you can practice your listening and pronunciation […]

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List of 218 Phrasal Verbs translated in French

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This is the second part about Phrasal Verbs. The first one can be found here.  Again we do not use these little things (over/in) to change the meaning of a verb. But we have a similar concept with “les verbes pronominaux” (Pronominal Verbs), you can check it out in this article here. This list is non […]

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