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Do you know enough about French culture to be called a real Francophile?

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Quiz Are you a true francophile

Do you enough about French culture to really be called a TRUE Francophile? Take this quiz to find out!

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Only A True French Trivia Master Can Ace this Quiz!

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French Trivia Quiz

Do you know enough French trivia to be called a true French Trivia Master?

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QUIZ: Are You A Real French History Buff?

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French History Quiz

Fancy yourself a french history enthusiast? Let’s put that claim to the test with this quiz!

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10 Misused French Terms in the English Language – Part 3

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 The English language has borrowed a lot of words and phrases from the French language.  But over time, some of these words have evolved and are now used in a completely different way from the original French usage. Most English speakers however, still consider these as “actual” French terms even if it may not be […]

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10 Misused French Terms in the English Language – Part 2

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 French words and phrases often find their way into English usage, but some of these expressions have only been masquerading as actual French words… and French speakers may not actually recognize them in the context that the English speakers are using it. We’re not saying though that these words are incorrect—it’s not—because words are continuously evolving depending […]

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15 Misused French Terms in the English Language – Part 1

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 You have probably heard of cognates before. Some words in French look and mean the same in English; these are called true cognates or vrais amis (true friends).  While some words may look the same in French and English, but are not really similar. These are false cognates or faux amis (false friends).  However, we […]

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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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10 Weird French Words That Will Make You Chuckle

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 The French language is not just all beautiful poetry-sounding words and charming accents.  It also has a lot of peculiar words tucked up its stylish sleeve as well. You have probably come across some of those words in the first part and second part of this series of articles. In this article, as in the previous […]

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Weird (but mostly brilliant) French Words and Expressions Part 2

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 Every language has its own share of weirdness lurking around somewhere; hastily shoved under the rug, away from any prying eyes (and ears). Well, you can take a collective sigh of relief because this list isn’t about any of those. This part 2 of the series is about words that are considered weird because of […]

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Weird (but kinda cool) French Words and Expressions Part 1

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 Every language has its own share of weird words. French is not exempt from this.  Here in this article, we listed down words that we think are quite weird due to either:         its funny sound,         the strangeness of the word itself, or         the awesome fact that it even exists at all.Can you think of even […]

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28 French Castles Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

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Knights in shining armours, damsels in distress, magic forests, and happily-ever-after spent on splendid castles perched on top of a hill. All these come to mind when we talk about castles. In France, where there are thousands of castles dotting the entire country, you can star in your very own real-life fairy tale with castles so […]

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Are these Popular French Things Really From France?

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 French toast, French kiss, French braid, French bulldog, and loads of other “French” things… We hear these words and phrases quite often, but the question is: are they truly “French”? Maybe. Who knows? Well uh, actually, I do. And soon (in a few moments), you will, too because in this article, we’ll be talking about 25 supposedly […]

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