The Best French Podcasts to Listen to (And the Ones to Avoid)

12 podcasts that'll help you learn French faster

Podcasts are very à la mode these days, which means you can find at least one covering just about any subject imaginable. Luckily, that includes learning French. Let’s look at the pros and cons of some of the best French learning podcasts, including some recommended by our French Together readers! We’ll also check out some …


25 French insults you probably shouldn’t use | With audio

A woman with glasses and a polka dot blouse looks angrily at another person, with her hands outstretched. We only see part of the back of the other person's head. Some insults are likely being exchanged.

The French are generally very polite and prefer privacy to emotional outbursts and displays, but they are human beings, after all. And so, there’s a wide range of insults in French. Hopefully, you’ll never have to use them or say them to anyone, but it’s important to recognize French insults, since you’re likely to come …


28 Ways to Say Yes in French | With Audio Pronunciation

"yes" written the sand

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 ‘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

A violin has been placed on a wood floor.

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”

A girl or woman, whose torso, neck, and arms we see, holds a present wrapped in Christmas paper in her arms.

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 …