The ultimate guide to the French verb aller (to go)

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Aller means “to go” in English. As in English, it’s used in lots of different ways, including as part of a verb tense. Want to learn more about aller? Allons-y! How to conjugate aller Aller is an irregular verb that’s conjugated with être. This means you’ll have to memorize its conjugations and also be sure …

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French New Year: 5 Traditions and Phrases You May Not Know

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As December winds to an end, you may find yourself thinking about New Year’s…and maybe even how to say it in French. Let’s look at all things New Year’s in French and France, from New Year’s greetings, to some French New Year’s traditions you may not know about! Why is New Year’s important in France? …

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40 Essential French Christmas Words to Put You in a Festive Mood

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As Christmastime comes near, you may find yourself wondering how to talk about this holiday in French. So, here’s a little gift from us to you: French Christmas vocabulary! French Christmas ambiance and traditions Noël – Christmas Joyeux Noël – Merry Christmas/Happy Christmas le réveillon (de Noël) – Christmas Eve. Note that réveillon means ‘Eve’ …

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10 French Christmas Traditions That Might Surprise You

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The holiday season is upon us, which means you might be wondering what it’s like to celebrate Christmas in France. Many French Christmas traditions are the same or similar to Christmas customs and celebrations around the world, but a few might surprise you. From songs, to Santa, let’s look at what it means to celebrate …

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How To Say “Merry Christmas” and “Happy New Year” 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 full swing. But how do you say “Merry Christmas” in French? And while we’re in the holiday spirit, how do you say “Happy New Year” or “Happy Hanukkah” in French? How about …

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