10 French Movies Everyone Should Watch

A golden award right next to the word film.

France is, without a doubt, a reference point when it comes to art in all its forms. Be it painting, sculpture, architecture, music, poetry, or some other fine art, France always comes up in the conversation. In our previous post, we discussed some of the best French books of all time. Many of them have … Read more

Best French Books of All Time

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If you’re a bookworm, then you must know that the most famous literary works ever come from places like England, Spain, and Russia. France, of course, is no exception. You may have heard names like Alexandre Dumas, Gustave Flaubert, Victor Hugo, and Albert Camus. They were all excellent French writers and their works are considered … Read more

Differences Between French and Québécois

A famous arch in Paris.

As we have seen in previous posts, French is one of the most widely spoken languages around the world. It is spoken not only in France, but also in other parts of Europe, Africa, Canada, and other countries. Something that has always been up for debate is the fact that French varies among French-speaking countries. … Read more

10 French Idioms with Animals

Chickens and a rooster.

In a previous post, we talked about things you could say to sound more French. Yes, pronunciation and grammar are important, but French expressions and slang are equally important. If you want to sound more French, you need to learn some key expressions that native French speakers use. In this lesson, we will talk about … Read more

What is Verlan?

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If you have been studying French for some time, you must have come across a peculiar concept: verlan. But what is verlan? All French teachers teach it at some point. It must be important then, right? There seems to be some confusion around verlan. How does it work? Do the French really use it? Are … Read more

Understanding French Last Names

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Understanding French last names or surnames is not that complicated. In fact, I would say it’s very interesting. For starters, did you know that France is probably the country with the greatest variety of surnames all over the world? It is estimated there are around 900,000 of them, including foreign names. That’s a lot of … Read more

Most Popular French Unisex Names

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Not too long ago, we talked about popular French names for boys and girls. We found some interesting stuff, huh? Well, this time, we will talk about the most popular French unisex names in 2020. For those of you who do not know what unisex means, the term basically refers to things that are not … Read more

Most Popular French Names for Girls in 2020

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France has a huge influence on culture be it movies, literature, fashion, gastronomy, and of course, names. As a matter of fact, you may know someone with a French name and not know it. For example, did you know the name Chloe is of French origin? The French name is actually written Chloé, but since … Read more

Most Popular French Names for Boys in 2020

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Choosing a name for your baby boy is no easy task. Should you choose a traditional or a cool name? Maybe name him after your father or a famous actor? There are so many options out there that it becomes overwhelming. How about a French name? French names have been in vogue for quite some … Read more

French Habits and Traditions That Might Seem Strange

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Each country has its own set of habits and traditions that are passed down from generation to generation. They may be normal in one culture but not so in others. France is no exception. That’s why today we will talk about some French habits and traditions that might seem strange to foreigners. Not too long … Read more