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61 French Text Slang and Chat Abbreviations (+PDF)

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Text messaging and online chats are part of our daily lives and  have introduced so many terms into the mainstream. You probably know about LOL, ROFL, IDK and their equivalent in your language.  But what about if you would like to send a message in French? What text slang terms, abbreviations, acronyms, and shortcuts do […]

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The Ultimate Guide to French Politeness and Niceties

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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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10 French Movies to Take Lessons in Style

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Many French films have achieved cult status for one reason or another, but some also made history because they launched timeless trends and style icons. Let’s do a tour of French cinema, with movies from the Nouvelle Vague and take serious lessons in style with iconic designers like Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Cardin or Coco Chanel!1) A bout de […]

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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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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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How to Dress Like a French Woman: 10 Tips + Timeless Advice from French Style Icons

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  Heads up, ladies. For this article we’ll be talking about… French fashion and style. It’s impossible to talk about French culture without discussing fashion. In fact, I knew it was only a matter of time before we have to tackle the pink elephant in this website: French women’s fashion. It has been discussed in numerous magazines, […]

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10 Easy French Recipes to Try at Home

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  Often when people hear about French food, they think long, complicated processes, difficult to pronounce ingredients, and hard, awfully hard work. French cuisine is synonymous with gourmet food and this is oftentimes enough for amateur home cooks to shy away from.  And they go: But hey, guess what? There are simple French recipes that you can make. […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know About French Names But Were Too Afraid to Ask

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Different cultures have different naming traditions, and in France, French first names reflect its language and culture. Whether you’re looking for a French name for your baby, learning how to pronounce them or simply just satisfying your curiosity about French names, this article will help you. Quick Navigation I. French Name BasicsCounterparts in other languagesMost […]

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35 French Gay Slang Words You Need to Know

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 No matter where you go, gay lingo will always be colorful, witty, unabashed, and quite delightful. French gay slang is no different. French gay-speak is generally translated from English/American gay slang, and as with its heterosexual counterpart, it is best to know a thing or two about it, whatever your sexuality. A word of caution though, this […]

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10 Uncommon French Pastries You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

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     Attention pastry lovers! A parade of heavenly French pastries is coming your way. Or at least on-screen, anyway. However, prepare to feast your eyes on cakes and pastries that you probably haven’t tried, or even heard of, on your side of the planet. French pastries are so diverse that unless you live in France, or have a life-long […]

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Special episode: Sex and the French – Podcast 50

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Here is the 50th session of  Talk in French Podcast! You can download the podcast to your computer or listen to it here via iTunes. In this episode: Sex and the French How to learn French “in bed” Some French Words and expressions. Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer. […]

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10 Child-Friendly French Movies + Where to Watch these Movies Online

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  It can be challenging to motivate kids to learn another language– until you give them some popcorn. Encourage the kind of dedication your kids need to learn French by curling up in the evenings with a good French movie. French movies have a bad reputation for being strange and hard to grasp. These titles aren’t the […]

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