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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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Pardon My French! 20 French Curse Words that are NSFW

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Every language has its own share of bad words and French is no different. Today, we’ll be taking a look at some of the curse words (les gros mots) used by French people—and no, it’s not just “merde !”; there’s plenty more where that word came from. But wait—why do we need to learn some […]

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200 Most Common French Verbs [+ PDF]


Are you ready to widen your French vocabulary with the most common French verbs? Check out this list of 200 common French verbs with their corresponding English translation. You can bookmark this handy guide or print the PDF copy for easy reference. No need to memorize everything though, if you don’t want to. With enough exposure […]

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50 Common French Phrases Every French Learner Should Know

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Sometimes, it is great to memorize some of the must used phrases that might come handy when talking with a French native-speaker. So, here I will share 50 common phrases in French, which I am sure you will find useful. I also offer an extended version of this blog post, (90 Common French Phrases) saved as a […]

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14 French Expressions to Practice Today (with videos)

14 French Expressions to Practice Today

In any language, idioms are often a source of confusion and frustration for newbie learners. French is no different. But these little expressions are very useful to learn because they not only add spice to your conversations, they also help you sound more natural and closer to sounding like a native.  The French have a […]

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10 Confusing French Word Pairs

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The French Language: sophisticated, elegant…difficult!  Confusing French word pairs are something you’ll have to conquer if you want to speak like a true Frenchie.   We’re here to help!   Whether it be homophones or synonyms, we’ve broken everything down to make your learning easy peasy. Quick Navigation 1 . À Vs De2. Amener, Apporter and Emporter/ […]

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Six Popular French Sayings and Their Origins

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Ever wonder where they come from, those familiar sayings that roll off your tongue without a second thought? Here are six popular French sayings that carry the wisdom, history and culture of France.1 . Apres la pluie le beau tempsWhat a poetic way to say better days are ahead and disappointment will turn to hope! […]

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French Sports Vocabulary: 200 Football Terms and Expressions


 Looking for French football words and phrases? It’s all here! From general terms to expressions, chants, and even some sample videos. Whether or not you’re in a pub in a French-speaking city, in the dining table discussing with French-speaking friends, or watching a World Cup game in your couch, these French football vocabulary can surely […]

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69 Essential Sports Vocabulary Every Sports Fan Must Know


 Are you into sports? Do you make it a point to check sports news and read updates on sports blogs every day?  If you’ve been following Talk in French for a while now, you probably  know that I absolutely want people to have fun while learning French. It makes learning a new language so much […]

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40 Common French Acronyms and Abbreviations


 Learning and mastering a new language requires that you read a lot.  Books, newspapers, blog articles—varied reading materials that you can get your hands on. Reading will help you polish your sentences and make it easy for you to form correct grammar structures on the fly.   But while reading, you will come across some abbreviations […]

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10 Useful French Proverbs For All Situations


 Life is one hell of a roller coaster ride. One moment you’re up and feeling like the king of the world, the next you’re down in the dumps and wishing the earth would just swallow you whole.  But hey, no matter what situation you’re currently in, there’s always a good French proverb to knock some […]

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22 Embarrassingly Awkward English-French Translation and Pronunciation Mistakes


 Have you ever had an embarrassing translation faux pas that is so cringe-worthy it made you want to duck to the nearest restroom and hide there forever?  Or probably pronounced a French word so inappropriately that it made everybody snicker? French words, with its subtle nuances and undertones, is quite easy to bungle.  You might be […]

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