December 26, 2014

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22 Great Phrases to Start 2015 in a Positive Way !

Comme Winston Churchill disait, il est une bonne chose de lire ces citations, car les citations lorsqu’elles sont gravées dans la mémoire vous donnent de bonnes pensées. Puisse cette nouvelle année, réaliser tous vos souhaits et rendre réalité vos rêves les plus secrets… Meilleurs voeux ! My little gift for you! 22 Positive Phrases to start the…

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Du coup…

“Du coup” is an informal French expression mainly used in spoken French. It’s not something that you learn in textbooks or in a French class but you will definitely hear it among French native speakers. Literal Translation: Of/from the blow Actual Meaning: As a result, so   Ex: J’ai mangé trop de chocolat du coup…

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Quand même!

“Quand même” is one of the most common expressions used in French. It can be translated into many different words in English, depending on the context. Literal translation: When even Actual Meaning(s): Finally, eventually, still, anyway, honestly etc… Listen to the Audios below & practice your pronunciation with the right intonation! Finally Imagine, you are waiting for a good…

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Bon & Bien

In this lesson we are going to talk about “bon” and “bien” which are very often mixed up by Anglophones. It is because they can both mean “good” in English. The difference being that most of the time, “bon” means “good”  &  “bien” means “well”. Bon As an adjective (describing word), “Bon” modifies a noun and means “good, efficient,…

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To catch up with someone…

The other day, I was catching up with a good friend of mine who lives in the UK.  At the end of the conversation, she asked me how to say “to catch up” in French but I found it difficult to translate this verb into one word! So the best translation I could think of…

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10 Very Useful Phrases with Avoir

Here is a list of 10 very useful everyday French phrases with Avoir (to have) . To be able to use them correctly, you must conjugate Avoir in the tense you want to use (present, past, future…).  Learn how to say to be hot, to be cold, to be lucky etc…   Notice, some expressions use avoir “to…

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Faire la gueule

This French expression is very familiar and means ” To pull a face, to be sulking over something or someone …” But to make it a little bit more formal, you can say “faire la tête” Ex: Arrête de faire la tête/la gueule!      Stop sulking!   Below, is a funny comic strip about a…