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11 English Words That Are Surprisingly Borrowed from French


Not sure what a particular word is in French?

Just say it with a French accent and see if the locals understand.

Sure, it may not be the most comprehensive way of learning, but it works more often than …

Sliced, Diced and Explained Concisely: French Tenses, Summed Up

french tenses explained

Stay calm.

It’s not as bad as it looks, I swear.

Really, I can explain everything!

At first glance, French tenses may seem senseless and horrifying.

But it’s important not to freak out, and to take your learning one bite

20 Weird French Words You Won’t Believe Exist!


They say that Innuit have hundreds of words for snow.

Other languages have words for concepts we’ve never even thought of.

Linguists remain at odds as to whether the language we speak influences how we think or vice versa.

However …