Paf ! the Ultimate Guide to French Onomatopoeias

hens outdoors

What sound does a hen make in France? It depends on who you ask. A French person would say cot cot, but an Anglophone would answer “cluck”.  Both are correct. Onomatopoeias are words that sound like what we hear. Although the actual sounds around us don’t change from country to country or language to language, …

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Nostalgia, Jokes, and Secret Snacks: The Surprising Way French Cookies Are Viewed in France

French madeleine cookies

Quick – name a French cookie!  If you couldn’t, don’t be disappointed. The French are known for their pastries, but they’re not a cookie culture. No, “cookie culture” isn’t an actual term used to categorize civilizations. I made it up. But hopefully you get what I mean. There are some cultures, like the Anglo-Saxon one …

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Everything You Need to Know to Talk About Love in French

pink paper heart signs

Love is one of those great universal things. It’s something that all of us experience in some way, no matter what country or culture we come from, or what language we speak.  Interestingly, though, the way different cultures express their love can vary widely. So, how do the French talk and think about love? Let’s …

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