How to ask someone to speak slowly in French

You just arrived in Paris, the weather is beautiful and you feel like going to the lovely Jardin des Tuileries (a garden near the famous Louvre museum). You decide to ask for directions. A nice Parisian (yes, they exist) answers you, and proud, you pretend you understood everything he said. There is one problem though, he …

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13 Awkward French Mistakes That Will Make You Wish You Were Invisible

embarrassing French mistake

Wouldn’t it be awkward to yell “I am horny” to your French friend instead of “I’m a messy eater?”. As unrealistic as it sounds, it actually happened to a friend of mine. To avoid (hilarious) mistakes, here are 13 sentences and words you should never say in French. Unless you really want to feel awkward of course. …

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5 common French expressions with fruits and vegetables

Lots of French expressions and idioms contain names of fruits and vegetables. Here is a selection of the most common ones. As usual on French Together, these are real daily-life expressions that you can use to sound more natural. Tomber dans les pommes Je me sens mal, j’espère que je ne vais pas tomber dans les pommes. …

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10 useful expressions with the verb “tomber” (to fall)

Tomber (to fall) is one of the most common French verb. As such, it’s used in many French expressions to talk about a sudden and often unexpected event. Here are 10 useful French idioms with the verb “tomber”. Audio is available for each expression. Tomber amoureux/tomber amoureuse (to fall in love) This one won’t surprise you as …

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Comment commander de l’eau du robinet en français ?

Vous êtes en train de manger dans un restaurant charmant. Le serveur vient et vous demande ce que vous aimeriez boire. Vous avez très soif et rien ne vous ferait plus plaisir que de l’eau. Donc, vous décidez de commander de l’eau du robinet. N’est-ce pas malpoli de demander de l’eau du robinet ? Si vous …

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Comment demander l’addition dans un restaurant

Vous venez de manger un repas délicieux dans un restaurant charmant. Maintenant, vous aimeriez payer. Les serveurs français sont généralement très formels et ne vous interrompront pas. Cela veut aussi dire qu’ils ne vous apporteront pas l’addition à moins que vous ne la demandiez. Voici comment demander l’addition en français. Demander l’addition en français  L’addition s’il …

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