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Eating Out in France: The Ultimate Guide to Ordering Food Like A Local

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The French have a particular way of doing things, eating out included!  Fret not; we’re here to explain complicated menus, French customs and useful phrases to get you ordering food like a local! Usual Food Vocabulary/PhrasesWherever you decide to eat or drink, it’s best to brush up on some phrases first to make your experience […]

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12 Tricky French False Cognates: Part 3

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Don’t let these sneaky twin words trip you up! Get to know more confusing French and English false cognates in this article. The 1st part is here and you can check the 2nd part here.1 . Luxurieux and LuxuriousThis twin words look so similar that surely they can’t be unrelated, right? Wrong. In fact, the meanings […]

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When to Use Tu vs. Vous in French: The Ultimate Guide

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In a perfect world, using tu and vous when speaking French is a simple walk in the park. But no, we’re not as lucky as that. The sad reality is, the rules can be complicated and French learners who find themselves interacting socially with French people often struggle on which “you” to use. But wait—tu is for […]

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12 Tricky French False Cognates: Part 1

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 Faux amis. False friends. The name itself conjures bad images. Like false friends, faux amis or false cognates are not to be trusted—they will trip you up when you’re not careful. But what are tricky french false cognates? To the uninitiated, these are French words that look exactly the same–or quite similar–to English words. But it stabs […]

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12 Tricky French False Cognates: Part 2

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 In a previous article, we’ve talked about twelve tricky french false cognates that invite a serious blunder from unsuspecting victims.  You can check that out here.  Now, let’s learn 12 more French and English words that look or sound the same, but have vastly different meanings.   1. Coin (French) and Coin (English)Coin in French is corner or […]

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10 Best Learning Tips Shared by French Learners

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 I asked the Talk in French community in Facebook what the best advice they ever received in learning French, and the answers I got are quite good. Quick Navigation 1. Immerse yourself in the French language2. Learn with Music3. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes4. Practice a lot5. Don’t ask ‘why’, just accept the rules […]

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How to Pronounce Difficult Words in French: Part 4

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 This is the fourth and final list of the most tricky French words to pronounce.  We asked our Facebook followers what they think is the French word that trips them up every time, and we were able to round up a list of 120 words which were broken down into a series of four articles. So […]

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20 Fun Ways to Insert Learning French Into Your Day

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Learning French as an adult can be quite challenging. Between work, family, social life, and all the numerous adulthood responsibilities that you juggle every day, it’s difficult to find a way to insert learning a language into your already crammed schedule. I hear this time and again: “I’d like to learn French but I’m too busy.” “My hands are […]

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How to Pronounce Difficult Words in French: Part 1

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 One of the most difficult things non-French speakers all agree on when learning French is the pronunciation.  You’ll often hear French learners grumbling about:how to pronounce the letter u’s and the r’s, how to let the French words roll off the tongue without sounding funny, and how to say certain French words that almost seem […]

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7 Ways to Survive as a Vegan or Vegetarian in France

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 Let’s face it, France is not exactly known as a haven for vegans and vegetarians. What with all the hearty and meaty classics like steak au poivre, boeuf bourguignon, coq au vin, and foie gras. Add to that the restaurant culture that has not yet fully embraced ordering food the exact way you want it […]

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20 Famous French Attractions and How to Pronounce Them

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 Let’s face it. French monuments and tourist spots are about as hard to say as they are beautiful. They invite enough faux pas to make Lady Marianne cringe or the nearest hipster Parisian to laugh quietly behind his beard.  I normally don’t share pronunciations in social media because I would rather have French learners get […]

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