The 105 Words You Need to Order Food and Understand French Menus

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Ordering food in a French restaurant can be stressful. How should you order? What does entrecôte mean? How do you ask for water? Do you need to pay for it? Should you leave a tip? The answer to all these questions is in this article. After reading it, you’ll know exactly what each item on …

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12 Polite and Not So Polite Ways to Say “You’re Welcome” in French

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When it comes to politeness, on a basic level French and English are very similar. Both languages have words and phrases  for “please”, “thank you”, “hello”, “goodbye”, and “you’re welcome.” But as may have discovered already, not all of these words have a single, simple equivalent. This is probably most apparent when it comes to …

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How to Say “How Are You” in French and Sound like a Local

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You walk to your friend, ask him “comment allez-vous ?” (how are you) and expect a passionate answer about what’s he’s been up to lately. Instead, your friend simply answers “good, and you?”. What did you do wrong? Not much. In fact, the only mistake you made was to use the wrong “how are you”. In …

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