The essential guide to French abbreviations

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Whether it’s to save space, avoid repeating long terms, or even simply to sound cool, French speakers often abbreviate (shorten) words. Let’s look at some of the most common French abbreviations, as well as some of the general rules for how they’re formed. What is an abbreviation? An abbreviation is a shortened word. In French, …


40 Essential French Christmas Words to Put You in a Festive Mood

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As Christmastime comes near, you may find yourself wondering how to talk about this holiday in French. So, here’s a little gift from us to you: French Christmas vocabulary! French Christmas ambiance and traditions Noël – Christmas Joyeux Noël – Merry Christmas/Happy Christmas le réveillon (de Noël) – Christmas Eve. Note that réveillon means ‘Eve’ …