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5 Lovely French Poems with English Translations


 The French language is beautiful, but when strung together to paint lovely pictures and create lyrical melodies in French poems, it becomes even more so.  This is why the French have 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, […]

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French Pronunciation: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners (+ free MP3)

French Pronunciation Beginners Guide

French Pronunciation Guide: Learn how to pronounce French words the right wayThere’s that charming sound to the spoken French language that everyone seems to find delightful. How French words seem to melt together to form pleasant sounds–it can be both enchanting and intimidating at the same time. No need to get intimidated though. You’re on the […]

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Learning the French Imperative (Imperatif)

imperative in french

Imagine a world where there are no commands or orders being issued. Well yeah, that’s right, you can’t. Whether you’re the one giving the orders or being given the orders, these things are all inexplicably intertwined with human nature and everyday living. To issue commands or give instructions, we use the imperative form of the verb. […]

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French Subjunctive: 5 Things You Need to Know

french subjunctive

French subjunctive? What is it?? I can almost see the question marks hovering around your head right now. But no worries, this article will strive to replace those question marks with a huge light bulb that will make you go… To make things  a lot easier for you, I have listed down five things that you […]

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6 Excellent French Newspapers for All Levels

In previous articles, I wrote about how reading is a great way to expand your vocabulary and learn better sentence structures. Reading French newspapers in particular not only helps with your reading comprehension skills, but it also keeps you up to date with what’s happening in French society. Here in this short article, let’s take a […]

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The Ultimate Guide For Intermediate Level French Learners

Guide for Intermediate Level

Have you just made the jump to intermediate French? Or are you stuck on the intermediate level for quite some time with no immediate signs of moving on to the next?Regardless of which one you are, read up because this guide is especially created for you. Quick Navigation I. What is expected of you when […]

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

Confusing French Pairs Test

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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12 Tricky French False Cognates: Part 3

most tricky french false cognate

 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 LuxuriousThis twin words look so similar that surely they can’t be unrelated, right? Wrong. In fact, the meanings are […]

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12 Tricky French False Cognates: Part 1


 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 stabs […]

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12 Tricky French False Cognates: Part 2


 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 French is corner or […]

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