How to ask someone to speak slowly in French

You just arrived in Paris, the weather is beautiful and you feel like going to the lovely Jardin des Tuileries (a garden near the famous Louvre museum). You decide to ask for directions. A nice Parisian (yes, they exist) answers you, and proud, you pretend you understood everything he said. There is one problem though, he …

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13 Awkward French Mistakes That Will Make You Wish You Were Invisible

embarrassing French mistake

Wouldn’t it be awkward to yell “I am horny” to your French friend instead of “I eat in a dirty way?”. As unrealistic as it sounds, it actually happened to a friend of mine. To avoid (hilarious) mistakes, here are 13 sentences and words you should never say in French. Unless you really want to feel awkward …

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5 common French expressions with fruits and vegetables

Lots of French expressions and idioms contain names of fruits and vegetables. Here is a selection of the most common ones. As usual on French Together, these are real daily-life expressions that you can use to sound more natural. Tomber dans les pommes Je me sens mal, j’espère que je ne vais pas tomber dans les pommes. …

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10 useful expressions with the verb “tomber” (to fall)

Tomber (to fall) is one of the most common French verb. As such, it’s used in many French expressions to talk about a sudden and often unexpected event. Here are 10 useful French idioms with the verb “tomber”. Audio is available for each expression. Tomber amoureux/tomber amoureuse (to fall in love) This one won’t surprise you as …

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3 funny differences between Canadian French and French from France

As a learner of French, it’s only a matter of time before you start coming across usages unique to the Québécois, who are notorious for speaking French with a twist! You already know 9 things you shouldn’t say in France (unless you want to feel awkward). Here are three usages to pique your interest in …

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How to Quickly Improve Your Understanding of Spoken French

You have been learning French for a while, but you still can’t understand what French people say, frustrating, right? You can change that, and I am going to show you exactly how. But first, let’s discover why spoken French is so hard to understand! Why Spoken French Is Hard to Understand You don’t know enough vocabulary This …

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