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100+ Useful Conversational Words & Phrases in French Language Resources

Are you thinking about learning French but find yourself struggling to find resources that help you start speaking? When I started out, I certainly did. Many of the tools that I found when I started learning French were grammar-heavy textbook style resources and they didn’t offer me a lot in terms of day-to-day conversation. Rather than learning how to say “what did you do last weekend?” I...

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Baked Spicy Cajun Panko Croquettes Recipe Culture & Cuisine

I had my first croquettes, or croquetas, while we were in Barcelona, Spain. Since, they’ve been on my list of recipes I’d love to try out at home and recently, I finally had the opportunity (and ingredients on hand) to try it out. The croquetas I had in Spain were made with Iberian ham, manchego cheese, and dough, but M doesn’t eat ham, and I...

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French Tenses for Beginners: Discussing the Past, Future, & Present Language Resources

It’s Grammar <3 Season! In this guide you’ll learn how to talk about all three by just learning how to conjugate three verbs (one conjugation for each tense) so that you can avoid memorizing all those pesky verb tables. In addition to this “hack”, you’ll also learn how to conjugate regular verbs in the present tense and get an introduction to reflexive verbs. In the...

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Christmas in France | 12 Days of Christmas Around the World Day 10 Culture & Cuisine / Culture & History / Language Resources / Travel

Today is the tenth day of the 12 Days of Christmas Around the World, so the countdown is on! And today, I’d like to share my second (and last) contribution to the series, before I let the other wonderful bloggers take over once more. In this post, I’d like to talk about Christmas in a country near and dear to my heart – France. How...

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21 French Words English Speakers Might Be Mispronouncing Language Resources

The English language is the official language of 60 countries across the globe, but it didn’t really make its appearance until the early medieval period. Throughout time, the French language has greatly influenced English, and somewhere around one third of the English language is made up of French words. The French-speaking Normans once occupied England for nearly 300 years and it alone resulted in the...

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French Animal Sounds Language Resources

Here is one of the posts that I promised a while back in my article on onomatopoetic French expressions, animal sounds! I know that a few of you mentioned them in the comments on the last post and I stated that I intended to do write it. I must admit that it has been sitting in “drafts” since I wrote that previous post (I wrote...

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French Onomatopoetic Expressions Language Resources

Just for fun I thought I would share a list of French onomatopoetic sayings with their English translations. The word for onomatopoeia in French is onomatopée. French Onomatopoetic Expressions Aïe, Ouïlle – ouch Atchoum – achoo Ben… – Uhm… Beurk, Berk – yuck Bom bom, Poum poum – thump thump (heart beating) Bof – uh huh (kind of like “not really” or “yeah right”) Chut...

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