41 Popular French Youtubers That Will Help You Better Understand Spoken French

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Watching YouTube videos is an excellent way to improve your listening skills and learn useful vocabulary while having fun.  But will you be able to understand French YouTubers if you’re not a native or advanced-level French speaker?  In most cases, yes! A significant number of French YouTubers’ videos offer French and English subtitles. Chalk it …

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The 64 Best French Songs to Listen to in 2020

64 Songs to Learn French with Music

Do you want to learn French with music, but don’t know any French artists? Today is your lucky day! Here’s a selection of songs in genres ranging from traditional chanson française, to rock and rap. You’re sure to find French music you like – and that will help you learn. How to use French music …

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How to Easily Guess the Gender of French Nouns with 80% Accuracy

How to Easily Guess the Gender of French Nouns with 80% Accuracy

Feminine, or masculine? That is the question you often ask yourself as a French learner. After hours trying to figure out why féminisme (feminism) is masculine and masculinité (masculinity) is feminine, you’ve come to the most logical conclusion: the gender of French nouns was randomly chosen by a bunch of sadistic  linguists. Actually, this is …

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Bien and Beyond: How to Say “Well” in French

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Well, well, well…you want to learn how to say “well” in French?  You’re in luck! Whether you’re talking about a general sense of wellbeing, something being done in a good way, or a degree of completeness or quality – among many other things – there’s one word for it all in French: bien. Want to …

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The Local’s Guide to Enjoying and Talking About the French Summer

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France has four seasons: spring (le printemps), summer (l’été), autumn (l’automne), and winter (l’hiver), and each one has its own significance in French culture and everyday life.   While we mostly associate summer with the south of France, the location of the famous Côte d’Azur, the summer weather and mood does reach the whole country …

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How do you say “beautiful” in French? Here’s the bizarre answer!

19th-century French poet Charles Baudelaire once wrote Le beau est toujours bizarre. (The beautiful is always bizarre). Although he wasn’t talking about the word beau itself, he might as well have been.

19th-century French poet Charles Baudelaire once wrote Le beau est toujours bizarre. (The beautiful is always bizarre). Although he wasn’t talking about the word beau itself, he might as well have been. Beau and its feminine form, belle, mean “beautiful” or, depending on the context, “handsome”.  That seems pretty straightforward. But the more you use …

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