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Your Window to the Southern French Accent: A Guide


In the South of France, the sun shines and the people smile more days than not.

Do you know what that means?

People are relaxed. It also means lots of fiesta and siesta.

And with that relaxed state of mind …

How to Understand Spoken French Through 3 Surprisingly Simple English-language Practices


Prepare to have your world turned upside down!

I have a bit of an unconventional way to help beginners better understand the structure and sound of spoken French.

In fact, this key has been right under your nose the …

9 Classic American Cartoons Translated into French for Your Enjoyment

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Grab a bowl of Fruit Loops and keep your pajamas on.

It’s time to relive your childhood, because your favorite old cartoons can now become your guilty French pleasures.

Here, I’m going to be talking about the French-dubbed versions …

Upscale Français: 10 Luxurious Ways to Say “That’s Expensive!” in French

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Part of being a traveler means spending money.

And if you’re thinking about visiting France anytime soon, be prepared to make a dent in your wallet.

When you’re a tourist, it’s a lot easier to get arnaqué (scammed, cheated), so …

21 Must-know French Terms of Endearment for Friends, Family and Lovers

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Have you expressed your love in French yet?

We know you love the beautiful language itself—that’s a dead giveaway, but how about a person, a French person?

It doesn’t have to be a French lover. It can be …

Verlan: A Cryptic, Popular French Slang You Must Secretly Learn

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Did you ever speak Pig Latin when you were young?

You know, that secret code language where you move the first consonant to the end of the word and add “ay”?

Like this: French → renchfay, today → odaytay

15 Funny French Fruit Expressions: How Many Do You Know?

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Pears, plums, peaches…

These are a few of France’s favorite things.

Apples, oranges, lemons and strawberries too—that’s a given, but pears, plums and peaches are of the utmost importance to any French native, especially plums.

Prune is the word …