8 French Idioms Related to Love and Dating

French love idioms

Why does it hurt so much? You may already have asked yourself this question after a painful breakup. In the word of French idioms, love can literally be painful though. For example you could be struck by lightning or event hit by a rake. Luckily, idioms aren’t always what they seem. Here are 8 French […]

Plus: When Should You Pronounce the Final “s”?

plus pronunciation

Could a language have a sentence meaning both “I want more” and I want less”? Yup, the French language. Confusing, isn’t it? Luckily, you don’t need to learn grammar rules by heart, and you shouldn’t. Your focus should be to get exposure to the language so you automatically learn grammar as you expand your vocabulary. That’s […]

Bien vs Bon: Which One Should You Use?

bien bon

Should you use “bon” or “bien”? That’s a simple question, with a complicated answer. Most of the time “bien” means “well” while “bon” means “good”. But there are so many exceptions one can hardly consider that a rule. To make it easier to understand, here are 11 common situations where you should either use “bien” or […]

Interview: Kerstin Hammes Cable on Learning French and Overcoming Obstacles

Kerstin Hammes interview

Kerstin Hammes Cable runs the Fluent Language blog, has created her own video course about French grammar and also self-published books about language learning. Kerstin’s native language is German and she’s always on a mission to make complicated things a little more simple as a coach for language learners and teachers. In today’s interview, she talks about the […]

How to Easily Ask Questions in French And Sound Natural

asking questions french

Knowing how to ask questions in French is crucial and relatively easy in most cases. Today you’ll discover how to ask questions in every situation. How to ask yes/no questions in French Yes/no questions are the easiest questions to ask in French, but you’ll only get an answer in yes or no. Here are several […]

10 Funny French Idioms With “Prendre” (to Take)

prendre ses jambes à son cou

Do you sometimes hear sentences you should understand, because you know all the words, but don’t?   The Everyday French Idioms series is designed to help you understand and learn the most common French idioms. As a result, you’ll not only better understand French, but also speak it more naturally. Today, you’ll discover common idioms […]