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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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Mad About Food: 25 French Idioms that Show the French Obsession with Food

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 Every language has its own share of unique idioms and expressions, and learning these would give us insights into the thoughts and culture of its native speakers.  The French, for example, has a long list of funny and absurd expressions which gives you a glimpse of their creative, deadpan humor. The French language also has […]

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

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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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15 French Expressions that Feature Dogs


 Dogs are loyal, sweet, cute, and cuddly—and almost everyone loves them. More so the French! The French are notoriously known for walking around everywhere with their furry friends, and everywhere you turn, you’ll most likely find dogs in every size and shape. Dogs inside restaurants, supermarkets, at the hairdresser, on the streets; small dogs, big […]

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14 Purr-Fect French Idioms About Cats

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Cats are exceedingly popular on the internet these days. Everywhere you look there are cats gracing your screen.  Cats who are grumpy:Via Wikimedia Cats who are stereotypically French:via GIPHY Karate cats, massage cats, working cats who got promoted, and just everything about cats.  Well guess what? This post is also about them little furry felines. So if […]

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FRENCH IDIOMS: Top 30 Funniest Expressions Ranked By Level of Absurdity


Oh, French idioms. They can be such a bummer at times. Just when you think you already got the hang of a foreign language, idioms rear their crazy little heads and go: nah-uh! Not so fast! Imagine overhearing a French conversation that translates into something along the lines of: to arrive like a hair in the […]

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French Slang: Speaking the Real French (a major update)

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 If you have ever been to France, you already probably know that, the French spoken in the street (or even in a movie) can be WAY different from what you learn in your textbook. If you are looking to sound more like the French themselves, your main focus should be to learn the informal words and […]

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Talk in French Podcast #19: Nightlife/ French Idioms and Slang about Work.

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  Here is the 19th 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. How do French People hang out– Some French Words with an English Translation. […]

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