The Best French Podcasts to Listen to (And the Ones to Avoid)

12 podcasts that'll help you learn French faster

Podcasts are very à la mode these days, which means you can find at least one covering just about any subject imaginable. Luckily, that includes learning French. Let’s look at the pros and cons of some of the best French learning podcasts, including some recommended by our French Together readers! We’ll also check out some …


25 French insults you probably shouldn’t use | With audio

A woman with glasses and a polka dot blouse looks angrily at another person, with her hands outstretched. We only see part of the back of the other person's head. Some insults are likely being exchanged.

The French are generally very polite and prefer privacy to emotional outbursts and displays, but they are human beings, after all. And so, there’s a wide range of insults in French. Hopefully, you’ll never have to use them or say them to anyone, but it’s important to recognize French insults, since you’re likely to come …


Everything you need to know about sunny Provence

From behind trees, we see the Citadelle of Saint-Tropez, a group of old buildings in a port. Further on is the Mediterranean sea, with a few scattered boats. In the distance is another coastal city with mountains behind it. The sky is sunny.

With its lavender fields, Herbes de Provence, famous Mediterranean beaches, and (generally) sunny weather, Provence is one of the best-known and most iconic regions of mainland France. But if you are like most people, you probably don’t know much more about the history, culture and food of this beautiful region of France. Today, let’s discover …


How to say happy birthday in French (and the mistakes to avoid)

happy birthday

There are some cultural details we take for granted. If you’ve ever celebrated classmates’ birthdays in your French class, or seen a French movie or TV show where there was a birthday (un anniversaire), you might think you’ve got French birthday traditions down pat. Then there may come a day when you’re invited to a …