Rocket French review: Is Rocket French the best French learning app?

Founded in 2005, Rocket Languages is a learning app that currently offers courses in 13 languages, including French. Rocket French is incredibly thorough, covering French vocabulary, listening, speaking, grammar, and culture. But is Rocket French the best app to learn French? I’ve spent several days trying out Rocket French’s different learning levels. Here’s what I …

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Busuu French review: Is it the best French learning app?

Busuu is one of the most popular language learning apps with a purported 120 million users. But is Busuu the right language learning app to help you learn French?   I recently signed up for a free trial and spent several days trying out the app. Here’s what I discovered. What is Busuu? Busuu is …

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Pimsleur review: is Pimsleur the right French learning app for you?

Is Pimsleur the best French learning app? That depends significantly on you. Every language learning app features a particular approach, strategy, and design, which  means it might appeal to some learners and leave others cold. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the Pimsleur app. Let’s take a look at the Pimsleur French app and …

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Mondly review: Is Mondly the best app to learn French?

Launched in 2014, Mondly is a language learning app that currently offers lessons in 41 languages and several different formats. Mondly’s creators claim to have helped over 110 million people learn a foreign language. But is Mondly the right language learning app for you?  That depends on what kind of language learner you are. Is Mondly …

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What to know about the French phrase “Mais pourquoi”

Mais pourquoi is “But why” in French. But why?  Let’s look at the words that make up Mais pourquoi, and how to use this phrase. What does Mais pourquoi mean? Mais pourquoi means “But why” in French. As you may know already, mais usually means “but” and pourquoi means “why”. This means that mais pourquoi can be translated …

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7 ways to use the French preposition “chez”

Chez is a French preposition that can mean “at/to ___’s house”, “to”, “among”, or “in ___’s work,” depending on the context. Overall, the word expresses a sense of “home”, whether someone’s actual dwelling, or a characteristic that’s innate to a person or group. This may sound confusing, but its somewhat flexible meaning makes chez very useful, which …

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