Free French Lessons

Looking for a great way to learn French for free? These French lessons will teach you the 20% of vocabulary and grammar you need to understand 80% of everyday conversations and speak with confidence.

You will also discover proven proven tips to learn French and learn about French culture and pronunciation.

Oh and most of these lessons come with audio recorded by native French speakers and are ogaznized by level (beginner or intermediate).

Paf ! the Ultimate Guide to French Onomatopoeias

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What sound does a hen make in France? It depends on who you ask. A French person would say cot cot, but an Anglophone would answer “cluck”.  Both are correct. Onomatopoeias are words that sound like what we hear. Although the actual sounds around us don’t change from country to country or language to language, …

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16 Famous French Painters (And a Few Others You May Not Know)

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From medieval innovators to avant-garde modern artists, France has a long history of talented painters. Some have risen to worldwide fame and even single-name recognition. Here are 16 French painters whose work has had a major influence on artists and the general public alike…and a few others you may also know. A brief history of …

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How to Easily Type and Pronounce the 5 French Accents

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French accents are sneaky creatures. They wait in the dark, looking for an innocent letter to jump onto and transform. But what do they want exactly? I mean, sure, they look stylish with their cute little shapes, but are they really necessary? Can’t you just, you know, forget about them? That’s what you’re about to …

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All About French Castles, Including How to Visit One in Real Life – or from Your Living Room

Versailles castle

There are some things that typically come to mind when people think of France. One of them may be some kind of castle or palace. It might be a particularly famous one, like Versailles, or maybe it’s just a composite, an idea of light-colored stone and high, elegant towers, possibly with a medieval princess or …

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Nostalgia, Jokes, and Secret Snacks: The Surprising Way French Cookies Are Viewed in France

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Quick – name a French cookie!  If you couldn’t, don’t be disappointed. The French are known for their pastries, but they’re not a cookie culture. No, “cookie culture” isn’t an actual term used to categorize civilizations. I made it up. But hopefully you get what I mean. There are some cultures, like the Anglo-Saxon one …

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