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22 Colorful But Fascinating French Insults When You Can’t Help Being Rude

The French belong to an extremely polite society, so there are plenty of ways in which you can unintentionally insult someone. While most of the time everyone goes to great lengths to avoid being offensive, how about those rare instances when you just want to be intentionally rude? Well, there are a lot of French […]

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French Pronunciation: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners (+ free MP3)

French Pronunciation Beginners Guide

French Pronunciation Guide: Learn how to pronounce French words the right wayThere’s that charming sound to the spoken French language that everyone seems to find delightful. How French words seem to melt together to form pleasant sounds–it can be both enchanting and intimidating at the same time. No need to get intimidated though. You’re on the […]

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50 Common French Phrases Every French Learner Should Know

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Whether you’re starting out on your beginner French lessons or planning to travel to a French-speaking destination soon, learning about common French phrases is a good idea.  Here in this article, I will share 50 common phrases in French, which I am sure you will find useful.Get the free PDF and MP3I also offer an extended […]

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The Ultimate Guide to French Regional Accents

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If you have ever traveled in France outside of Paris or watched a movie set in province, you might have noticed that a lot of French speakers do not quite sound like what you are used to. France is home to dozens of different regional accents, each linked to the culture and history of the area […]

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How to Make Polite Requests in French Using ‘Je Voudrais’

Making Polite Requests in French

One of the most useful French phrases that beginners and travelers should learn is “je voudrais…”. This little phrase can be used when you’re out in restaurants ordering food or drinks, or in everyday conversations when you need to to ask for something or make a little polite request.  In this lesson, you’ll learn how […]

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Witty French Puns to Take Your French to the Next Level

Witty French Puns

 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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French Podcast Ep# 17: Les blagues (French Jokes)

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 Have you ever found yourself wondering what kind of humor the French people have… or if indeed the French joke at all? Well, you’re in luck because today, I’m sharing with you one episode from the all-new Talk in French advanced level podcast. And the topic is all about…. Les blagues! French jokes! Yes, the French do […]

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French Podcast Ep# 5: Differences Between French, British, and American Conversations

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 Bonjour tout le monde. Ça va ? Last month, I launched the new podcast for advanced French learners. Have you checked it yet?  If you haven’t, don’t worry, there’s plenty of time to do so, especially today. I’m giving you another sneak peek into the podcast by sharing one episode that you can listen to […]

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10 Confusing French Word Pairs that Cause Trouble For French Learners

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The French Language: sophisticated, elegant…difficult!  Confusing French word pairs are something you’ll have to conquer if you want to speak like a true Frenchie.   We’re here to help!   Whether it be homophones or synonyms, we’ve broken everything down to make your learning easy peasy. Quick Navigation 1 . À Vs De2. Amener, Apporter and Emporter/ […]

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3 Tips for French Teachers (Q&A)

Newsletter: 3 tips for teachers

 Bonjour tout le monde. In the weekly Talk in French newsletter sent to email subscribers every Sunday, I feature a question from subscribers. The questions cover everything—French language, culture, travel, and even totally random ones—and a lot of it are quite useful. So in the interest of helping more readers, I am also publishing some […]

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22 Embarrassingly Awkward English-French Translation and Pronunciation Mistakes

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 Have you ever had an embarrassing translation faux pas that is so cringe-worthy it made you want to duck to the nearest restroom and hide there forever?  Or probably pronounced a French word so inappropriately that it made everybody snicker? French words, with its subtle nuances and undertones, is quite easy to bungle.  You might be […]

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12 Reactions that French Learners Can Totally Relate To

12 reactions that french learners can totally relate to

 Learning French can be like a roller coaster of emotions. Sometimes it gets too frustrating to handle, but some days you’re so excited you’d think you’d burst. Here’s a list of 12 scenarios and reactions French learners can totally identify with. Plus a lot of learning tips thrown along the way. Enjoy!  1. When a native French speaker […]

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