28 Ways to Say Yes in French | With Audio Pronunciation

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If you spend some time in France or do a lot of reading or listening in French, you’ll notice that the French don’t always answer “oui” when you ask them a question. Instead, they might use the equivalent of “of course”, “yup” or “maybe”, or expressions like “Of course”, “I agree,” and “That’s it precisely.”  There’s …


How to say happy birthday in French (and the mistakes to avoid)

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There are some cultural details we take for granted. If you’ve ever celebrated classmates’ birthdays in your French class, or seen a French movie or TV show where there was a birthday (un anniversaire), you might think you’ve got French birthday traditions down pat. Then there may come a day when you’re invited to a …


How to say ‘best’ in French: meilleur vs mieux

There are two ways to say “best” in French: meilleur (or meilleure/meilleurs/meilleures, depending on what it’s modifying) and mieux. Despite their common translation, these words are used differently and in some cases can also be translated as “better”. That may not sound like the best news, but fortunately, there’s an easy way to know when to …


30 funny (and often NSFW) French words – and how to pronounce them

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Like any language, French has its share of funny words and expressions, from sayings that use vivid or silly imagery to get their point across, to words that just sound humorous. Here are thirty funny French words and expressions that make me chuckle or crack a smile no matter how often I hear them. Thirty …


How to use and conjugate the French verb “recevoir”

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Recevoir means “to receive” in French. But like many commonly used verbs, it has a few different shades of meaning. Let’s learn more about recevoir! Recevoir conjugation Recevoir is an irregular verb, which means you’ll have to memorize its conjugations. Because the “c” in recevoir must always sound like an “s”, you will need to add a cedilla …


9 Ways to Say “I like you” in French

A man lies with his head in the lap of a woman on a sofa. He is looking at something on a tablet and she is laughing and looking a bit in the distance. Both seem happy and relaxed and could be friends or more.

How do you say “I like you” in French?  There’s no exact, single-verb equivalent for “to like” in French. Some people call French “the language of love”, but you never hear “the language of like” – maybe that’s why. All kidding aside, whether you’re talking about your feelings for a crush or a friend, there …