41 Popular French Youtubers That Will Help You Better Understand Spoken French

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Watching YouTube videos is an excellent way to improve your listening skills and learn useful vocabulary while having fun.  But will you be able to understand French YouTubers if you’re not a native or advanced-level French speaker?  In most cases, yes! A significant number of French YouTubers’ videos offer French and English subtitles. Chalk it …

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How to find the perfect French conversation partner and become a more confident French speaker

C’est en forgeant que l’on devient forgeron (It’s by forging that one becomes a blacksmith), that’s at least what a famous French proverb says. It’s also by speaking French that one becomes a better a better French speaker. The problem is that you may not know anyone you could speak French with. Here are several ways …

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6 French Greetings Faux-Pas That Make You Sound Rude

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Greeting French people the way you greet American, British or even Spanish people is a recipe for disaster. You see, the French follow a strange greeting ritual and breaking its unspoken rules is guaranteed to land you into the “rude tourist” category. Luckily, greeting the French like a local is simple once you know a few …

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4 Things You Should Give up If You Want to Speak French Fluently

you will learn grammar naturally if you spend lots of time listening and reading in French.

People always talk about what you need to do to speak French. You need to learn the most common French words and phrases, you need to understand French grammar, and have a good pronunciation. You need to get used to thinking in a new language. But when it comes to learning French, what you don’t …

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When Should You (And Shouldn’t) You Use Enchanté ?

nice to meet you in French

The first time I met my wife’s colleagues, I made a fool of myself. I greeted them, told them my name and they answered: “nice to meet you”. “Yes”, I answered. I didn’t want to answer “yes” of course. What a terrible answer! I just didn’t know the proper way to answer in German (I …

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The Ultimate Guide to the Passé Composé (And The DR MRS P. VANDERTRAMP Rule)

Dr and Mrs Vandertrampp

“Please don’t use the passé simple tense in your essay.” This is the first sentence our professor told us, a group of French college students, as we were about to take an exam. “Most French college students don’t know how to use the passé simple properly”, he went on. My professor was right. Most French …

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