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Quiz : place prepositions in French

Quiz : place prepositions in French

You have no doubt already noticed the omnipresence of prepositions in French. They are always used to communicate information related to time, space, manner, matter, purpose, means, or doers ... The list is huge and varied. This recap and quiz will help you take the...

3 tips to enhance your vocabulary

3 tips to enhance your vocabulary

Enhancing your vocabulary is one of the essential parts of your French learning progress. But how can you be sure to optimize your memorization? What methods should you use? Here are 3 tips to effectively enrich your vocabulary and never run out of words again.You...

3 ways to improve your spoken French

3 ways to improve your spoken French

Whatever level you are at - intermediate or advanced - you may sometimes find it difficult to be understood when speaking French with native speakers. Your pronunciation may not be entirely clear on key sounds - for example the [ə] in ‘je’ for "I", the [e] in ‘été’...

How to optimize your memory

How to optimize your memory

Sometimes I totally forget a word or expression when I speak in a foreign language - and mix some of them up. How many times have you forgotten a word in French? Have you ever stumbled over an expression? Or had something on the tip of your tongue but couldn’t...

Food markets in France

Food markets in France

They’re some of the most colorful places in the city, where the smells transport you to the open fields and where conviviality is de rigueur. French markets are a kind of garden where you can fill your fridge with fresh, local wonders. For the French, it’s a great...

Politeness in France (and how to make the waiter your best friend)

Politeness in France (and how to make the waiter your best friend)

The word "politeness" is usually defined in dictionaries as "the set of rules that govern behavior, the language to be adopted in society.".  This rather short definition - although already too long for my taste - fails to offer precise examples of the "rules" of...

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