The Best French Translation Apps (And Why You Can’t Trust Them)

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French translation apps are practical. They help you quickly understand what you read and communicate more easily. Can you trust their translations, though? That’s what I wanted to find out, so I decided to ask the most popular free online translation apps to translate a simple dialogue from English, into French. Which free online translation …

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The Best French Podcasts to Listen to (And the Ones to Avoid)

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Podcasts are very à la mode these days, which means you can find at least one covering just about any subject imaginable. Luckily, that includes learning French. Let’s look at the pros and cons of some of the best French learning podcasts.  And since English isn’t the only language podcasts come in, we’ll also check …

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25 French Newspapers to Improve Your Reading Skills

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There are many ways to get to know  a country and culture. One is by reading its newspapers – or at least knowing what those newspapers are and what they stand for. As is the case for most countries with a free press, France has a number of newspapers, and each one has a particular …

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How to Easily Type and Pronounce the 5 French Accents (With Alt Codes)

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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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8 French Dictionary Apps You Should Use in 2020

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I often look at the massive Harper Collins Robert Fifth Edition unabridged French-English/English-French Dictionary that sits on my bookshelves. Not just in it, but at it. The dictionary represents another time for me, when I was traveling back and forth between the US and France, first as a student, then an assistant English teacher, and, …

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Stuck at Home? Here’s How to Learn and Practice French for Free

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The world is a pretty scary and stressful place right now. One of the ways to get through a tough time is to escape a little. Learning a language can be an excellent way to distract yourself, pass the time, and keep your mind busy. And there are so many rewards along the way, from …

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