Author Archive | Elisabeth Cook

10 French Love Songs for the Lovelorn, Romantic and Dramatic

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Love comes in many forms.

Requited, unrequited, painful, familiar.

Ill-advised, scandalous, messy.

There’s even the kind of love that causes you to make impractical and questionable life choices.

Songs in French are great for all those moods.

The truth is, …

100+ Words for Animals in French with Fun Cultural Tidbits

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Cats, cows, chipmunks and crabs.

Sheep, squirrels, snakes and spiders. 

As far as we know, there are 8.7 million animal species that live alongside us!

So, whether you’re a pet owner, an omnivore or just someone who lives on the …

How to Learn French and German at the Same Time: Tips, Resources and More

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Currywurst.

Hawaiian pizza.

The (in)famous British “crisp sandwich,” which, yes, is essentially potatoes between bread.

The idea of learning French and German together might incite reactions similar to those provoked by the above food combinations.

For example, “Why …

How to Think About Cases in French: The Superhero’s Guide

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Why would you touch a hot stove?

Why would you sign up for an 8 a.m. class on purpose?

Why, oh, why, would you ask about grammatical cases as a French student?

If you study a language like Russian or …

The Simple Guide to Mastering French Possessive Pronouns

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Think fast.

Do you actually know what a possessive pronoun is?

Be honest. No cheating. And no hitting the back button or closing the window.

Trust me, the world of grammar is no kinder outside of this blog post.

Is …

The Ultimate, Song-filled Guide to Learn French with Music

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It’s hard to talk about the music you love.

How do you even describe that giddy feeling you get when you discover a new favorite artist?

Or the joy you experience when you realize you’re about to play a …

How to Learn French Reading Without Getting Lost

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Some people claim to read a book a day.

Others insist anyone who says they read that much is lying.

And some of us just wish everyone would stop arguing and shut up so we can get back to our