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4 Ways to Use “Quand Même” Like a Local

Quand même (often incorrectly spelled comme même) is an expression the French use all the time. The problem is that its meaning never seems to be the same. If you open a dictionary, you’ll see that it can mean “anyway”, “even though”, “really” or “despite”. Confusing, right? After reading this article, you’ll know how to …

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The 3 Stages of Learning French

When you learn French, you constantly have to wonder what to work on next. Should you learn more vocabulary? Should you work on your listening skills? Should you look for a conversation partner? This can quickly be overwhelming. Which is why I’ve created a roadmap you can follow to know what to study next and …

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37 English Words You Can Use in French

All French people speak English. This may surprise you considering the French have the reputation of speaking terrible English. Yet, between 1 and 5% of French words are actually…English words. So prepare your most beautiful French accent and get ready to butcher the English language, here are common English words the French regularly mispronounce use! …

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26 Potentially Embarrassing French False Friends You Need to Know

You’re in a supermarket and you wonder if the delicious cakes you’re looking at contain preservatives. So you muster your courage, smile and ask the seller “excusez-moi, monsieur, est-ce que ces gâteaux contiennent des préservatifs ?”. He bursts out laughing and you realise “préservatif” doesn’t mean what you think it means. That’s an easy mistake, lots of …

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7 French Pronunciation Tips to Avoid Sounding Like a Tourist

Have you ever pronounced a French sentence only to realise that native speakers can’t understand a word you say? Frustrating, right? Luckily, mastering French pronunciation isn’t that complicated. All you need to do is follow these 7 tips! 1.Avoid simplified French pronunciations Lots of textbooks and French courses show you how to pronounce French words …

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