101 French Words You Regularly Use in English

over 10,000 English words come from French. Many others come from Latin, the language from which French originated

Even if you’re just starting to study French, believe it or not, you’ve already got a pretty extensive vocabulary!  The reason for this is over 10,000 English words come from French. Many others come from Latin, the language from which French originated. This means that a significant number of English words have either exact French …

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How and When Should You Use the French Imparfait?

the beginner's guide to the French imparfait

So, you’ve mastered the ins and outs of speaking in the present tense and you’re an old pro at the passé composé—what could possibly be missing from your repertoire of French language skills at this point? If your answer to that question is the imperfect tense, bienvenue au club.  For one reason or another, the …

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Everything You Need to Know to Talk About Love in French

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Love is one of those great universal things. It’s something that all of us experience in some way, no matter what country or culture we come from, or what language we speak.  Interestingly, though, the way different cultures express their love can vary widely. So, how do the French talk and think about love? Let’s …

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De in French: The Ultimate Guide to the Essential French Word

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De is one of the most frequently used words in French, but it’s also one of the trickiest. You’ll see it almost everywhere. It can be both an indefinite article and a preposition. It can represent a group of something, or its absence. It can be used in positive and negative statements. It can be …

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