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Birthday Traditions in France: How do the French Celebrate Birthdays?

If you grew up in a western country like Europe or North America, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that French birthday traditions are not very different from the ones you are familiar with. A good French birthday celebration involves a party, some cake, blowing candles and presents. However, here are some small differences […]

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The Ultimate Guide to French Politeness and Niceties

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Whether you would simply like to avoid embarrassment when you’re with French people or you have loftier goals of becoming a shining example of politeness and courtesy when you’re in France, this ultimate guide to French politeness is what you’re looking for. Here’s What You’ll Learn (Click for Quick Navigation): I. How polite are the […]

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Quiz: Which French Stereotype Are You?

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You probably heard a lot of stereotypes about French people–some true while some are just downright ridiculous. But today, we sill see which French stereotype is totally you. But quick reminder! This quiz is purely for fun and is filled with a lot of exaggerations. So take everything with a grain of salt. And more importantly, […]

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French Podcast Ep# 17: Les blagues (French Jokes)

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 Have you ever found yourself wondering what kind of humor the French people have… or if indeed the French joke at all? Well, you’re in luck because today, I’m sharing with you one episode from the all-new Talk in French advanced level podcast. And the topic is all about…. Les blagues! French jokes! Yes, the French do […]

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French for Business Part 1: A Guide to French Business Culture

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Does your job or business require you to deal with French people? Or are you travelling to France for business anytime soon? Want to know French business etiquette to avoid any mistakes?  Whether you are an employee or an entrepreneur who is Planning to relocate to France for a new job or business Taking a […]

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15 Creatures from French Folklore to Haunt Your Dreams Tonight

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 Paranormal creatures are all the rage these days. But you probably have had enough of all those teenage vampires involved in messy love triangles (no offense to the fans!) If you’re on the lookout for some new level of badassery that you haven’t heard of before, or unsparkling monsters and vile beasts that are not quite […]

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How to Dress Like a French Woman: 10 Tips + Timeless Advice from French Style Icons

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  Heads up, ladies. For this article we’ll be talking about… French fashion and style. It’s impossible to talk about French culture without discussing fashion. In fact, I knew it was only a matter of time before we have to tackle the pink elephant in this website: French women’s fashion. It has been discussed in numerous magazines, […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know About French Names But Were Too Afraid to Ask

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Different cultures have different naming traditions, and in France, French first names reflect its language and culture. Whether you’re looking for a French name for your baby, learning how to pronounce them or simply just satisfying your curiosity about French names, this article will help you. Quick Navigation I. French Name BasicsCounterparts in other languagesMost […]

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QUIZ: How French are you?

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  Do you ever have that niggling feeling that there’s a Frenchwoman or Frenchman trapped inside you? Not literally, of course. Because that would be weird…. and totally morbid. Right? Not paranormally either. We’re talking normal things here. Like, maybe you would fit in better strolling at the Avenue des Champs-Élysées than you do on your […]

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Special episode: Sex and the French – Podcast 50

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Here is the 50th session of  Talk in French Podcast! You can download the podcast to your computer or listen to it here via iTunes. In this episode: Sex and the French How to learn French “in bed” Some French Words and expressions. Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer. […]

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Being Gay in France Podcast #40

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Here is the 40th 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. What It’s Like to Be Gay in France – Some French Words and […]

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Podcast Episode #38: Are the French Rude?

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Here is the 38th 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. Are the French rude? My opinion about this common question. – Some […]

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