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How to Say Thank you in French: The Ultimate Guide

Wondering how to say thank you in French? You’re on the right track because in a polite society like France, a simple merci goes a long way. But what about the times when merci just wouldn’t suffice? Here in this article, we’ll take a look at the different ways to say thank you in French. […]

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How to Write a Letter in French: A Simple Guide

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Writing letters can be stressful to a lot of people…. and even more so when you have to do it in French! Today we will make writing letters in French a lot easier with this simple guide on how to write a letter in French.  In this lesson, you’ll learn the words, phrases, and expressions for […]

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How to Ace a Job Interview in French

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No matter how many you have gone through before, a job interview is always intimidating. It is even more so when you must conduct that interview in a language different than your mother tongue—like a job interview in French, for instance. Have no fear! These tips will help you get ready for your meeting and put […]

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30 Useful French Essay Phrases

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Are you struggling to write essays in French? In this article, I have shared a list of 30 useful French transition words and phrases that will help you create more sophisticated written arguments for your exam (at school or for DELF exam).  I also offer an extended version of this blog post, (57 French phrases instead […]

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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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French Pronunciation: The Ultimate Guide (with free MP3)

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French Pronunciation Guide: How to Pronounce French the Right WayThere’s that charming sound to the spoken French language that everyone finds utterly delightful. How the words seem to melt together to form pleasant sounds and flowing melodic tones can be both enchanting and intimidating at the same time. Enchanting enough for non-French people to strive to […]

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Learning the French Imperative (Imperatif)

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   Imagine a world where there are no commands or orders being issued. Well yeah, that’s right, you can’t. Whether you’re the one giving the orders or being given the orders, these things are all inexplicably intertwined with human nature and everyday living. To issue commands or give instructions, we use the imperative form of the […]

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5 Things You Need To Know About the French Subjunctive

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French subjunctive? What is it?? I can almost see the question marks hovering around your head right now. But no worries, this article will strive to replace those question marks with a huge light bulb that will make you go… To make things  a lot easier for you, I have listed down five things that you […]

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Getting to Know The French Relative Pronouns

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  Are you still familiar with relative pronouns in English? If you can no longer recall all those grammar lessons in school, don’t worry, this topic is fairly easy. Plus I’m pretty sure you use relative pronouns in your daily speech. In English, relative pronouns are the words who, which, that, whom and where. These types of […]

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How to Meet New People in France and Make French Friends

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Let’s face it, making new friends can be quite challenging. Now imagine making friends in a place away from your home–like France, for instance. A place where natives have a reputation for being snobs, the language is tricky, there’s a lot of cultural differences, and the opportunity to meet people let alone befriend them seems […]

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Different Ways to Say Yes in French

When you’re speaking in your native language, I would imagine that you have various ways of saying yes. In English, you’d say “sure”, “why not?”, “of course!”, “yep!”, “absolutely!” and so many other variants of yes. All of which mean yes, but with different nuances for each. It’s the same thing in French. You can get […]

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How to Greet Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in French

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Do you have French friends and family whom you want to greet this holiday season? Or do you simply want to know how to say Merry Christmas and a happy new year in French? Here in this article, let’s look at the different ways you can wish someone a happy holidays in French. From the most […]

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