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10 French Filler Words to Help You Sound Like a Native

Spoken French is, as should be expected, quite different from textbook French. The vocabulary French people use in everyday life is more colloquial. They tend to shorten words, their sentences are structured differently, and they also use many French filler words.  Like “uh”, “right”, “like” and so on in English, those words fill silences during speech […]

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French Marketing Vocabulary: 30 Words Every Marketer Should Know

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Are you learning French while working or doing business in a French-speaking area? If so, you will find this list of 30 essential French marketing vocabulary quite useful.  Quick Navigation Get the PDFEssential French Marketing WordsSee alsoPin this! Get the PDFI also offer an extended version of this blog post, (55 French words instead of only […]

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French Vocabulary: Character and Personality

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Looking for French character and personality vocabulary? This article has it and more. Every individual has a unique personality. If you’re eager to describe someone’s personality and character using French, here are some words that you need to beef up your vocabulary. Quick Navigation French Personality and Character VocabularyPin this!ExamplesSample DialogueConclusionRelated articlesa complete step-by-step method  […]

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French Subjunctive Phrases: List of Words and Expressions

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Looking to make some phrases using the French subjunctive? The list below might be useful for you. In a previous article, we have talked more lengthily about the French subjunctive. If you want to check that out, go here. The list on this article would serve as additional resources for you to appreciate the topic better, and […]

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

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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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30 Common French Expressions Used in Newspapers

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If, for whatever reason, you happen to read French newspapers, you may sometimes come across words or expressions that might sound weird to you. The vocabulary below will help you to better understand French articles. If you want yet more, I have prepared a nice little bonus for you. You can access an extended version of this […]

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French vocabulary: Crime, Law and Justice

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   Let’s talk about law and justice. Whether your exposure to the world of crime is limited to suspense television shows and action books, or you’re the more hands-on, living-on-the-edge type (oh, you little rebel!), law talk always appears every now and then. And of course, big words like this need to be interpreted perfectly, otherwise, […]

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French Vocabulary Not Learned in School: Work and Status

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   Everyone’s gotta work to earn some dough, right? That is, unless you’re the rolling-in-m0ney kind of filthy rich. Good for you then. But for this list of vocabulary, we take a look at the words, phrases, and slang on everything job related. Because hey, earning some moolah will never go passé. Plus, you’re sure to come across […]

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French Vocabulary not learned at school: Money

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​In English it’s cash, money, dough, moolah, bill, bucks, bread, fund, and so many other words, yet it all means the same thing. No matter what we do or where we go, money talk can’t escape us (or the other way around). So if you find yourself walking on French soil, you’ll invariably come across talk […]

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French Vocabulary: Cinema and Theater (Le Cinéma et le Théâtre)

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   Who doesn’t love the brilliance of French movies ? Well, not that many in fact. Getting exposed to French cinema and theater is quite an important part of learning the French language and culture. Not only will it help you practice your listening skills and pronunciation, it also gives you a broader understanding and a deeper look […]

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Slang French Words and Phrases for Dining and Drinking

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  It’s party time! Whether you’re out for a cozy dinner with your French friends or hitting the town for a night of drinking, merriment, and a little bit of mischief, how would you like to be the life of the party by knowing exactly the right words to say? Sounds awesome? You bet it is! So here […]

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10 Myths About French Women

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  It would seem as though the rest of the world is deeply fascinated with French women. Think: ageless beauty glamorously wrapped in haute couture,  exuding an alluring sophistication and je ne sais quoi while drawling seductively in rich melodious tones. What’s not to be fascinated about? There are a lot of myths that pop up when […]

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