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French subjunctive phrases: List of words and expressions

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Looking to make some phrases using the French subjunctive? The list below might be useful for you. In a previous article, we have talked more lengthily about the French subjunctive. If you want to check that out, go here. The list on this article would serve as additional resources for you to appreciate the topic better, and […]

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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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200 Most Common French Verbs [+ PDF]

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Are you ready to widen your French vocabulary with the most common French verbs? Check out this list of 200 common French verbs with their corresponding English translation. You can bookmark this handy guide or print the PDF copy for easy reference. No need to memorize everything though, if you don’t want to. With enough exposure […]

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List of 218 Phrasal Verbs translated in French [+ PDF]

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 This is the second part about Phrasal Verbs. The first one can be found here.  Again we do not use these little things (over/in) to change the meaning of a verb. But we have a similar concept with “les verbes pronominaux” (Pronominal Verbs), you can check it out in this article here. This list is non exhaustive. […]

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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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French Cheat Sheet: Basic French Questions and Answers

Need a quick cheat sheet to ask or answer questions in French? This handy list of basic survival French questions and answers is here to help!  From greetings to asking for help, and their possible answers, you’ll never get lost in simple French conversations again!  Feel free to jump to the different sections I. The […]

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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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Do You Know the Very Basic French Travel Phrases?

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Travelling in France can become exponentially more enjoyable if you know at least the bare minimum of French travel phrases.  Do you already know the very basic phrases you need to get by on your vacation in France? Test yourself with this short quiz!  

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Six Popular French Sayings and Their Origins

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Ever wonder where they come from, those familiar sayings that roll off your tongue without a second thought? Here are six popular French sayings that carry the wisdom, history and culture of France.1 . Apres la pluie le beau tempsWhat a poetic way to say better days are ahead and disappointment will turn to hope! […]

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Mad About Food: 25 French Idioms that Show the French Obsession with Food

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 Every language has its own share of unique idioms and expressions, and learning these would give us insights into the thoughts and culture of its native speakers.  The French, for example, has a long list of funny and absurd expressions which gives you a glimpse of their creative, deadpan humor. The French language also has […]

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French Vocabulary: At the Airport

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 Can you imagine how confusing it could be when you’re in a foreign airport where people are communicating only in French?  But whether you are planning to travel to a French-speaking destination or not, today we’ll be sharing with you a list of vocabulary and phrases related to airports.   Knowing these words and phrases could […]

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