Should You Pronounce the Final Letter of French Words?

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There is no way to know whether you should pronounce the final letter of a French word or not. That’s at least what most French textbooks say. Luckily, this isn’t entirely true. It turns out there is a formula that can help you know whether you should pronounce the last letter of a word or …

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Spoken vs Written French: The 5 Differences You Need to Know

People often say that spoken French and written French are 2 different languages. The problem is that most French learners realize this after spending months (or even years) learning the language. They take a flight to Paris, walk around the city and quickly realize that the French they hear sounds nothing like the French their …

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How to Conjugate the Verb pouvoir (can)

“Pouvoir” is a powerful verb. Once you know it, you can easily ask people to do something, and express what you can do. Here is how to conjugate and use “pouvoir”. Conjugation of pouvoir (can) I voluntarily chose not to include tenses like “passé simple”, because unless you are interested in French literature, you won’t need …

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How to Say “Merry Christmas” in French?

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Ho, ho, ho, Christmas decorations are appearing in the streets of France, people are in a festive mood and Christmas shopping is in fully swing. But how do you say merry Christmas in French? That’s what this article will teach you! Joyeux noël Literally merry Christmas, Joyeux noël is the most common way to say …

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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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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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