Author Archive | Marissa Macy

34 Emotional Words and Phrases to Express Your Feelings in French


Get nice and comfy on the couch and perhaps find some tissues.

It’s time to let go of those insecurities and let down your shield.

Yup, we’re gonna talk about your feelings.

Your French feelings, that is.

We’re mostly talking

Recipe for Perfection: 23 Transition Words for Concocting the Best French Sentences


Choppy French is a recipe for disaster.

Okay, so maybe it’s not that bad…

But nobody wants their French to sound choppy, right?

Luckily, the French language has quite the catalog of transition words to help hold it all together.…

Advanced French Vocabulary for Book Lovers: A 20-word List from Camus’s “L’Hôte”


Mastered everything from the French subjunctive to the simple past?

Feel like you’re still trying to fill in the blanks?

A huge part of advanced French is learning vocabulary well beyond your basic travel and food phrases.

This is …

The Causative: French Grammar for Getting Yourself into Trouble


As a French king, Louis XVI had a lot of people do his bidding.

Eventually, though, he got himself into trouble and was guillotined.

Now, how would you write about that in French?

Any of us who have already …

Be a French Weird Al! 7 Funny French Songs to Ham Up Your Learning Routine

funny french songs

Word on the street is you can learn French by listening to music.

We’ve also heard rumor that stand-up comedy routines will do the trick.

Since we’re always looking for fun new ways to immerse ourselves in French, why …

French Pronunciation Awareness: 8 Major Points You Should Learn ASAP


What’s the biggest, most annoying problem for French learners out there?

Why the French accent, of course.

It often doesn’t come naturally to English speakers, and yet the French make it seem so effortless.

Now, mind you, it’s not the …

The 4 Layers of a Perfect AP French Study Guide


It’s coming.

It’s nearly here.

It’s the AP French test!

Whether you’re taking it because your mom is making you, you love French or you want tons of college credit, the AP French test is fast approaching and you need …