Common French False Friends in English

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When learning a new language, it’s a common practice to rely too much on our native languages. We feel more confident when something is familiar. It has happened to me many times. I see a familiar word in a foreign language and then try to use it the way I would in my language. English … Read more

Easiest Way to Learn French

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I get asked this question a lot: What is the easiest way to learn French? Is it books, taking private lessons, audiobooks, videos, magic? Certainly, French is one of the most popular languages worldwide, and it’s not easy to learn for many. Whether you want to understand French movies, music, or interact with native French … Read more

French for Beginners – A Few Tips

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I often receive many questions regarding French for beginners. Some people say French is hard, while others say they can understand it if they see it written but can’t speak it or understand it when they hear it. Grammar and pronunciation are other common struggles for beginners as well. A new language can be intimidating, … Read more

Most Common Mistakes in French

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When we learn a new language, we will inevitably make mistakes. They’re an essential part of our learning journey. While it’s normal to make mistakes, we should try to note them to avoid them in the future. Maybe it has something to do with vocabulary, grammar, or pronunciation. Whatever it is, it needs to be … Read more

How to Speak Faster in French

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Did you ever think that the French or other foreigners speak too fast? Well, while there may be some truth in that, it is usually a subjective conception. They could say the same thing about other languages they’re not used to speaking. When we learn another language, it’s not always easy to speak at the … Read more

Commonly Confused Words in French

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Each language is different. We may be used to ours and not question words or expressions we use every day, but when someone who studies it tells us something doesn’t make sense or asks us why we say certain things, we start thinking about it and maybe we don’t have the answer. We just say … Read more

How to Understand Native French Speakers

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We all may think that our native language is easy to learn. However, you may have heard others tell you otherwise. Have you taken a moment to analyze how you acquired your first language? You have spoken it ever since you were a child, but what steps did you take to achieve proficiency? It just … Read more

How to Find a Language Exchange Partner

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Learning a language is not an easy task. That’s why it’s essential to learn how to find a language exchange partner. This does not replace a teacher by any means but is rather a useful complement. There are several benefits of engaging in a language exchange with a native speaker of your target language. But … Read more

Learn French Online for Free

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Chances are you are interested in learning French, but you don’t have much money to spare. Same here. Money has been tight these days, and the financial situation worldwide doesn’t seem to get any better. What if I told you it’s possible to learn French online…for free?! Yes, you don’t have to spend a single … Read more

How to Sound More French When Speaking

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Learning another language takes time and hard work. Not only do you have to learn vocabulary and grammar, but you also have to struggle with pronunciation. After all, some French sounds don’t exist in our native languages. This gets especially harder as we grow up. Eliminating an accent is really hard and may even be … Read more