The Essential Guide to the French Subjunctive

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Make a wish, demand, statement of uncertainty, or even simply say that something is the best you’ve ever seen or done. If you were speaking French, you probably used the subjunctive. The subjunctive can be a tricky tense for non-native French speakers, for two main reasons: Not all languages have this mood, or use it …

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The 25 Most Beautiful French Words (And How to Pronounce Them)

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Many people consider French to be one of the most beautiful languages in the world. But what are some of the most beautiful French words? It turns out that while the French have a lot of opinions about many different topics, favorite words doesn’t seem to be among the most popular. Of course, this is …

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32 Magazines to Help You Learn French – and Where to Find Them

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Although they’re not as much a part of the French popular culture landscape as newspapers, French magazines can be a worthwhile way to expand your vocabulary and cultural knowledge, not to mention pass the time. There’s a wide range of magazines in France. Here are some of the most popular among French readers. We’ll also …

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Faire Conjugation: How to Use the Common French Verb

When it comes to French verbs, faire is one of the most important to learn. The fourth most frequently used verb by the French

When it comes to French verbs, faire is one of the most important to learn. The fourth most frequently used verb by the French, it essentially means “to do” or “to make”. It’s also present in a number of important phrasal verbs and common expressions. In addition to being a big, important verb, faire is …

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Slt Tlm!: The Essential Guide to French Internet and Texting Slang

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Cc c Alysa, sa va? Don’t worry if you didn’t understand this message. As you’ve probably guessed, it’s not in standard French, but a sub-language: French internet and text messaging slang. Love it or hate it, this particular slang is pretty common online or if you’re communicating with a French person by text message. That …

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From Horror to Laughter: The 14 Tv Shows Every French Learner Should Watch

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Do you ever wish you could just sit back, relax and upload the knowledge of French to your brain? I’m sure it’ll be possible one day, but in the meantime why not simply watch a French TV show? You’ll learn a lot about French culture, laugh and maybe cry, but most importantly, you’ll improve your understanding …

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