December 17, 2015

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When To Pronounce ‘s’ At The End Of “Tous” ?

[icegram campaigns=”1909″] The word “tout” (and its derived forms tous, toute, toutes) has various meanings such as all, every, (the) entire, (the) whole etc … It has different spelling according to the gender or number of the word it describes or replaces. Masculine Feminine singular tout toute Plural tous toutes  It can have different functions…

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A French Christmas

In some parts of France (more particularly in Alsace), Christmas comes early when Santa Claus brings small gifts and sweets for children on December 6th, the feast day of Saint-Nicolas. In France, Father Christmas is called “Père Noël”. In Eastern France, he can be accompanied by “Le Père Fouettard”, a “not very friendly man” dressed…

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Faire La Grasse Matinée

This French expression is the favorite one of any people who love to sleep in! Do you have any ideas about its meaning? Literal Translation: To do/make the fat morning Actual Meaning: To sleep in We often say “Faire la grasse mat.”  as an informal way instead of “Faire la grasse matinée”… Listen to the…

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Different Ways of Saying “To” in French

In this article, you are going to learn different ways of translating “To” in French. I know that these little words (also called prepositions) can be a real pain for learners of French. “To” with places, direction “À” for cities Ex: Je vais à Paris I’m going to Paris  Ex: J’habite à Marseille I live…

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10 Useful Phrases With Mettre

The French verb “mettre” literally means “to put” and is also used in many idiomatic expressions. Learn how to spend money on or how to tone down and many more…   But of course,  you need to know how to conjugate the verb “mettre” to correctly use the above phrases. In the present tense   Je…

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Days of the week & Times of Day

You are going to learn how to say the days of the week but also times of day like “Morning, afternoon, evening etc…”. Note that in French if you want to say “in the morning” we say “the morning” so “le matin”, same happens with “in the afternoon” “l’après-midi”  and “in the evening” “le soir”.…

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20 Most Important French verbs You Must Know

[icegram campaigns=”2267″] To be reasonably fluent in a foreign language, most experts say you need to understand around 8,000 words and be able to use about 2,000. This is why focusing on just the most common words in a language  is a common tactic for language learners. The 20 verbs listed below are among the most useful in…

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24 Ways to Improve Your French

Becoming fluent or even conversational in French takes time, dedication and constant practice. As I’m sure you’re aware by now, the best way to improve your French is to immerse yourself in the language at every opportunity. Here are 24 things you can do to make progress with your French more quickly! Listen to French radio…