From “Miaou” to “Cocorico : ” 21 must-know French animal sounds

Close up of a rooster's head in profile. His beak is open and we can imagine him saying Cocorico!

What sound does a snake make in French? What does a French rooster sound like? How do you say “oink” or “moo” in French? These may seem like silly questions, but if you’re anything like me, at some point in your French learning journey you’ll probably be wondering about them. (By the way, the answers …

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A Guide to the accent aigu, accent grave and other French E’s

French written in wooden puzzle letters

When you’re studying a language, it’s important to learn about words and culture, but what about individual letters?  The French language has an interesting relationship to some of them. French vowels, as you’ve probably noticed, are sometimes topped by accents. These can serve an important purpose, but sometimes…not so much. And while many French people …

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75 French slang words you need to know + audio pronunciation

A woman in a cardigan and boots and a man in a vest and short sleeved shirt and pants sit on a sofa and look at each other, talking and laughing. We see only up to their noses.

Are you familiar with French argot? Chances are, if you’ve ever watched or read something in French, the answer is probably “yes”. Argot is slang or informal language, and it’s been around in some form or another for centuries. While some common French argot words are still a bit new and edgy, many others are …

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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 …

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