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French for Beginners: The Best Online and Offline Resources to Jump-start Your French Learning Journey

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So that’s it. You’ve been seduced by the beauty of French.

You’ve seen amazing films. You’ve appreciated epic literature.

And now, naturally, you want to speak French!

I’m thrilled you’ve made the decision—you won’t regret it!

But …

I Choose You! Master French Subject Pronouns to Level Up Your French Skills


In Japanese, saying “you” is considered rude, and there are at least seven different ways to say “I.”

Lucky for you, this is the French language blog, where pronouns like “you” and “I” are much simpler to learn and use.

How to Type French Accents: A Guide for PC, Mac and Linux Users (Plus Online Keyboard Resources)


Bonjour, je veux apprendre le francais. (Hello, I want to learn French.)

See the problem here?

I will give you a sec. Found it?

We write français not francais!

That little appendage on the “c” is an accent, and …

The Top French Level Tests in 2020 for Students, Teachers, Translators and Visa Seekers

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What if I told you that your French could make you money, get you into a great university or even allow you to live and work in another country?

You might think I’m crazy, but your French is valuable

Understanding Conditionals: Master French Si Clauses with This Step-by-step Guide


French is like computer programming.

What?! Am I crazy?

Hear me out on this one.

You start your French studies by making indicative sentences, that is to say, just declaring things that are factual.

In programming, you start by

Mastering the French Indicative: A Comprehensive Learner’s Guide


“My pet unicorn is named Archibald.”

“I just won a million dollars!”

“My father takes a spaceship to the moon every Tuesday.”

What do these three improbable sentences have in common?

They all use verbs in the indicative mood.

In …

8 Ways to Ask “How Are You” in French: From Formal to Friendly


“Hello! How are you?”

“I’m fine, thank you. And you?”

This seems like a pretty basic conversation, right?

But, could you say those phrases in French?

Knowing how to ask “how are you?” is fundamental for meeting people or …