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Witty French Puns to Take Your French to the Next Level

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 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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Cult One-liners: Famous Lines from French Movies

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 French movie culture is full of emotional and funny films, and are overflowing with cult one-liners—amazingly crafted pieces of dialogue that still look killer today and would sound great to quote in conversations. Let’s list those gems to show off your French 7th art skills, with a mix of timeless classics and comedy movies that are […]

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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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10 Useful French Proverbs For All Situations

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 Life is one hell of a roller coaster ride. One moment you’re up and feeling like the king of the world, the next you’re down in the dumps and wishing the earth would just swallow you whole.  But hey, no matter what situation you’re currently in, there’s always a good French proverb to knock some […]

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[QUIZ] Can you guess what these goat-related French expressions mean?

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It’s funny how French idiomatic expressions and metaphors resemble a menagerie. Or an animal farm perhaps. There are expressions about dogs, cats, bears, pigs, horses, oxen, foxes, elephants, and just about all your favorite animals. But today we’ll talk about expressions that involve goats and we’ll test just how many of these expressions you know. […]

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15 French Expressions that Feature Dogs

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 Dogs are loyal, sweet, cute, and cuddly—and almost everyone loves them. More so the French! The French are notoriously known for walking around everywhere with their furry friends, and everywhere you turn, you’ll most likely find dogs in every size and shape. Dogs inside restaurants, supermarkets, at the hairdresser, on the streets; small dogs, big […]

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14 Purr-Fect French Idioms About Cats

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Cats are exceedingly popular on the internet these days. Everywhere you look there are cats gracing your screen.  Cats who are grumpy:Via Wikimedia Cats who are stereotypically French:via GIPHY Karate cats, massage cats, working cats who got promoted, and just everything about cats.  Well guess what? This post is also about them little furry felines. So if […]

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14 French Love Quotes to Help You Say Exactly How You Feel

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Inspirational French Love Quotes

French artists always seem to have a knack for capturing the true essence of love. French quotes they utter could melt a heart of stone. They also describe precisely the range of passion and emotion someone head over heels in love feels deep inside his heart.  In this article, I’ll be sharing some famous French love […]

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5 Motivational Quotes in French to Help You Study NOW! (with English Translation)

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   Learn French can be difficult right? Here are some quotes to keep you motivated.1. C’est toujours le bon moment- It’s always the right time.  2. Fais toujours de ton mieux même si personne ne regarde. – Always do your best even if no one’s looking.   3. Votre source de motivation est l’ingrédient qui peut faire toute la […]

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