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French Demonstrative Pronouns: A Sweet Shortcut to Simpler French

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Imagine a world without pronouns.

If you wanted to buy an apple, an otherwise simple conversation would sound something like this:

“I want an apple.”

“This apple?”

“No, that apple.”

“That apple is one dollar.”

“Thanks for the apple!”

I …

Save the Date! 10+ Holidays in French for Celebrating Like a Local

holidays in french

Imagine waking up one morning in the mood to do some window shopping.

You roll out of bed, get ready, head out the door and stroll to your favorite local shop.

…Only to realize that it’s Christmas, and there’s absolutely

Fingers Crossed: How to Say “Good Luck” in French

good luck in french

“Break a leg.”

“You’ll do great.”

“Best wishes!”

“I’ll keep my fingers crossed.”

What do these phrases all have in common?

They are all different ways to express good wishes for someone.

More precisely, they are variations of the phrase, …

The Many Meanings of C’est Bon: The French Phrase That’s Better Than Good

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Sometimes, things that seem bland and mundane at first glance are actually fun, interesting and exciting. You just have to know where to look!

This is especially true when learning French.

Just as we might add a funny saying …

Talking About Age in French: Basic Rules to Master a Tricky Topic

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I have a good friend who has been 39 years old for a number of years now.

It seems astonishing, yes. But in fact, I just went to a celebration of her 39th birthday the other day. Not that I’m …

Learn French for Free Online: 13 Must-try Activities and Resources

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A good friend of mine often says, “Nothing’s ever free.”

He usually says this when I’m trying to use all my reward points to get a free vacation. Or when I try to negotiate at the thrift store to pay …