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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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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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50 Common French Phrases Every French Learner Should Know

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Sometimes, it is great to memorize some of the must used phrases that might come handy when talking with a French native-speaker. So, here I will share 50 common phrases in French, which I am sure you will find useful. I also offer an extended version of this blog post, (90 Common French Phrases) saved as a […]

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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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The 15 Best TV Series to Learn French for All Levels

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Watching foreign films or television series are both excellent ways to help you learn French. It helps you gather a better understanding of the daily lifestyle and expressions that French may use whilst consolidating your existing vocabulary. It can help you fine-tune your listening skills to adapt to the various speeds and accents you may encounter. […]

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La Citrouille vs. Le Potiron: What’s the Difference?

Got questions about French language and culture? Every week on the Talk in French newsletter, I answer questions sent by readers.  Here I’m sharing one that I answered a while ago, but it’s quite relevant at this time of the year.  Let’s check out the question: « What is the difference between the two different words […]

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The Ultimate Guide For Intermediate Level French Learners

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Have you just made the jump to intermediate French? Or are you stuck on the intermediate level for quite some time with no immediate signs of moving on to the next?Regardless of which one you are, read up because this guide is especially created for you. Quick Navigation I. What is expected of you when […]

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How to Use Music to Learn French (+Get Playlists for Free!)

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Can you use music to learn French?  How can you use music to learn French?  What type of French music can you use to learn French and where can you find it?  If these questions have crossed your mind, you’ve come exactly to the right place. In this article, we’ll talk about using music as a […]

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

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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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When to Use Face, Visage or Figure in French?(Q&A)

When to Use Face, Visage or Figure in French

 Bonjour tout le monde !  If you are one of the close to 20,000 subscribers of my weekly newsletter, you’d know that I answer questions from readers every week.  The questions could be anything from language, travel, culture, and anything about France. I know that some of the questions are also on the minds of […]

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