26 Potentially Embarrassing French False Friends You Need to Know

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You’re in a supermarket and you wonder if the delicious cakes you’re looking at contain preservatives. So you muster your courage, smile and ask the seller “excusez-moi, monsieur, est-ce que ces gâteaux contiennent des préservatifs ?”. He bursts out laughing and you realise “préservatif” doesn’t mean what you think it means. That’s an easy mistake, lots of …


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

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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 …