Author Archive | Michelle Baumgartner

The Intensive Guide to French Alphabet Sounds You Didn’t Know You Needed

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Got your lab coat?

We’ll be doing a little chemistry experiment with the French alphabet today.

Because when you get down to it, letters are like elements in the periodic table.

Each of them has certain properties. Some of …

Let Me Count the Ways: 11 French “I Love You” Phrases for When “Je t’aime” Doesn’t Cut It

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Hallmark cards make it look so easy.

But love is complex. Complicated. It evolves and changes.

A corny card won’t cut it.

Neither will one simple phrase, like Je t’aime (I love you).

If you’ve fallen for a French speaker

Fill Your Wardrobe with 45+ Words for Talking About Clothes in French

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Are you a trendy fashionista?

Do you have an eye for thrift store finds?

Maybe you’re more of an athleisure type.

Whether we like it or not, our clothing is one of our most defining features.

That’s why it’s

Here Are All the English Equivalents to “Quand Même” So You Can Use It Like a Natural

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Quand même is like the chameleon of the French language.

It fits in just about anywhere.

Politely declining something? Yep.

Total sarcasm? Yep, that too.

And that’s just the start of it. Some uses of quand même even carry …

The Step-by-step Guide to Shadowing French (With the Most Useful Audio to Use)

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Native-sounding French doesn’t just magically happen.

It takes lots of practice listening to and imitating real French speech.

And there’s no reason you have to wait!

With a language learning method called shadowing, you’ll be practicing authentic sounding French

Get Your Daily Dose of French! 6 Sites That Send You a French Word of the Day

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“Here you are, Monsieur.”

You look up as the waiter approaches your table. Instead of the bowl of soup you were expecting, he hands you a slip of paper. There’s a French word on one side, an English one …

How to Find the Best French Audiobooks on Spotify: Search Secrets and Recommended Titles

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Who doesn’t like a two-for-one?

If you have a Spotify account, you’ve got one of the coolest French learning two-for-one deals there is.

Of course you can stream tons of incredible, authentic French music on Spotify.

But did you know …