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Corrected French Essays: Are You Guilty of These Mistakes?

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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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How to translate English Phrasal Verbs Up/ Down (e.g tidy up/ lay down) in French?

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Some people asked me to make  a list of Phrasal Verbs (move up, tear down) in French. We do not use these little things (up/down) 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 […]

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A Quick and Easy Guide to French Conjunctions

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Want to brush up on French conjunctions and looking for an easy way to do it? This little guide will help! Quick Navigation So, what exactly is a conjunction?Coordinating conjunctionSubordinating conjunctionQuick recap So, what exactly is a conjunction?Of course you know social media and you know what its main role is. It is used to […]

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How to Express Modal Verbs in French

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 Is it really a problem that French doesn’t have modal verbs?  Here in this article, let’s take a look at how to express English modal verbs in French. Quick Navigation A Quick Background on Modal VerbsHow are English modal verbs expressed in French?1. Can2. Could3.  May/Might4. Must 5. Shall/will6. Should/ought to7. Would 8. Could have/would […]

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French Present Participle: The Complete Guide

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Before we go any further with this, let’s try to address this question that I’m pretty sure is in your mind right now. Why we should learn the present participle? The French’s participe présent does not form any tense itself, that’s why it is far less common than its English counterpart, and even less common […]

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French Adverbs – The Simple Guide

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Looking for a simple guide on French adverbs? Here in this article, we’ll break down French adverbs into the simplest terms and make learning all about it a breeze for you. Like other languages, the main words you’ll learn in French are nouns, verbs, and adjectives. However, you will definitely need more than that to express […]

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Common Mistakes Made by English Speakers in French

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French and English have some vocabulary in common and share grammatical similarities, but they are undoubtedly different languages. So it is quite normal for French speakers to make mistakes in English and vice versa. Do you chuckle whenever you hear a French native pronounce English words without an “h”, or when they add an “s” […]

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How to Transform French Verbs Into Simple Past (Passé simple)

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Where could you encounter Passé Simple (the historical and formal tense)? You will probably not see it in a friendly chit-chat, maybe not even in this kind of blog article if it is translated into French. You will probably say “so what is the point of knowing it? I am not a native speaker, and I […]

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