How Many Words Do You Need to Know to Speak French Fluently?

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100,000, 300, 1,000. Or is it 12,345? How many words do you think you need to know to understand 80% of French texts? How important is it to learn the most common French words first? The answer may surprise you! How many words are there in French? That’s a tricky question! To start with, what do …

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How to Quickly Improve Your Writing Skills with French Grammar Checkers

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There are lots of tools you can use to check your French for grammar, spelling and conjugation mistakes. But how well do they perform? That’s what I wanted to find out so I selected 5 sentences a French learner submitted online and corrected them with a few French grammar checkers. In this article, you’ll discover …

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18 French Newspapers to Improve Your Reading Skills

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As a kid, I was fascinated by adults reading newspapers. They looked so smart! So serious! I wanted to be like them! So, when I grew up, I started reading Le Monde, then Mediapart, Le Monde Diplomatique, Le Canard Enchainé… If these names don’t sound familiar to you, this article is for you. After reading …

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19 French Tv Channels You Can Watch Online Even If You Live Abroad

19 French Tv Channels You Can Watch Online

Watching French TV is one of the best ways to learn vocabulary and improve your understanding of the French language and culture. The only problem is that finding French TV channels you can watch online  can be challenging, most of all if you don’t live in France. That’s why I’ve done all of the hard work for you and …

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6 Ways to Get Rid of Your Fear of Speaking French Once and for All

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4 years ago, I met two girls eager to learn French. They were both studying French at the University and worked equally hard. Two years later, I met them again in Paris. One spoke French the entire time and even cracked a few jokes while the other spoke English and told me she didn’t feel …

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