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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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How to Say Goodbye in French: 11 Ways to Say It Like a Native

Goodbyes are inevitable. Whether you’ll be away for a short time or for the long haul, there are different precise ways to express your goodbye. But how do you say goodbye in French? In this article, we’ll go through the different ways to do that. Quick Navigation How to Say Goodbye in French1. Goodbye in French: Au […]

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Quiz: Do You Know How to be Polite in French?

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Different cultures have different sets of etiquette and ways of being polite. But do you know how to be polite when you’re in France or among French people? Take this easy quiz to find out! Before you head over to France, make sure to grab your copy of French Phrasebook to help you travel in […]

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How to Teach Your Kids French at Home

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French for Kids

Wondering how to teach your kids French at home? Or maybe learn French along with your child? Sounds like a great plan and I’m here to help!  Whether you want your child to reconnect with French roots or simply to raise him/her as bilingual, this article will help you reach that goal. Feel Free to Jump […]

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How to Make Polite Requests in French Using ‘Je Voudrais’

Making Polite Requests in French

One of the most useful French phrases that beginners and travelers should learn is “je voudrais…”. This little phrase can be used when you’re out in restaurants ordering food or drinks, or in everyday conversations when you need to to ask for something or make a little polite request.  In this lesson, you’ll learn how […]

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The Ultimate Guide to French Politeness and Niceties

How to be Polite in French

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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How to Start Learning French: The Ultimate Guide to Beginner French

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Newbie guide learning french

Looking for tips and resources on how to start learning beginner French? There are a lot of possible reasons why anyone would want to learn French. Is it your lifelong dream to speak French? Are you travelling or moving to France soon (or other French-speaking countries)? Do you want to expand your horizons by immersing in […]

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How to Learn French with Movies in Seven Easy Steps [+ Free e-book]

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Learn French Cinema

Ever wondered how to learn French with movies?  Or… let’s rephrase that. Does watching French movies help in learning French?My answer is a resounding oui ! This guide will teach you some tips on how you can effectively use French movies to improve your French. You’ll also get plenty of movie recommendations and a FREE e-book, […]

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Witty French Puns to Take Your French to the Next Level

Witty French Puns

 As Alfred Hitchcock once said, « puns are the highest form of literature ». In French, this witty play on words is called “calembour” and it takes a certain level of expertise in the language to be able to pull it off. Calembours make use of homophony (words that sound the same) to inject humour into […]

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12 Best Ways to Explore Paris

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getting around in paris

 While Paris doesn’t even come close to the biggest cities in the World, ‘size, isn’t everything’. Don’t spend time dilly-dallying, get where you need to be in a flash with Paris’ numerous transport options.1 . WalkingThe easiest (and cheapest) option—walking around the Capital— is not only a great way to familiarise yourself with its streets, […]

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Newsletter Q and A: Porter vs Prendre and Ceci vs Cela

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porter vs prendre and ceci vs cela

 Bonjour tout le monde !  Every week on the newsletter that I send out to Talk in French subscribers, I answer questions sent in by French learners like you. Most of the questions I receive are usually about concerns that a lot of learners also face. So to reach more people, I am sharing it here […]

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