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Can You Pick the Correct Words in This Confusing French Word Pairs Quiz?

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Are you ready to take the challenge and take this confusing French word pairs quiz? Come on, give it a try! Difficulty level: Intermediate to Advanced

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Can You Ace This French Noun Gender Quiz?

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Are you good enough to get a perfect score in this French noun gender quiz? Come on, give it a try!

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12 Tricky French False Cognates: Part 3

Don’t let these sneaky twin words trip you up! Get to know more confusing French and English false cognates in this article. The 1st part is here and you can check the 2nd part here. 1 . Luxurieux and Luxurious This twin words look so similar that surely they can’t be unrelated, right? Wrong. In fact, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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30 Difficult to Pronounce French Words: 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. […]

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30 French Words that Learners Have Trouble Pronouncing

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French pronunciation can be a total pain sometimes. When I asked the people over at the Talk in French page on Facebook what the French words they simply couldn’t pronounce, I received a whole truckload of answers. As Elizabeth described it on her comment, “It’s easier to list the ones I can pronounce.” I totally […]

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30 Difficult French Words to Pronounce: 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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30 Difficult Words to Pronounce 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 […]

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5 Lovely French Poems with English Translations

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The French language is beautiful, but when strung together to paint lovely pictures and create lyrical melodies, it becomes even more so. Which is why the French has always been immensely proud of its poésie (poetry), and the enduring works of great masters such as Victor Hugo, Pierre de Ronsard, Alphonse de Lamartine, Charles Baudelaire, […]

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

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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