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5 steps to speak with a French person

Have you ever thought « Oh my god, Parisians speak SO fast! I’m not ready for this.» ? If you’ve already been to France, that answer should be yes. And that’s fine. It takes time to understand French. Here is the good news. Either you assume

The true meaning of the French "non"

When a French person says « no », she often means « yes ». This idea came to me while talking to Aisha. It is SO good to talk to expats: you give me awesome subjects for posts. All these little things are so obvious to me (and to

How your birth sign can give you confidence to speak French

Not everybody has fixed hours each week to sit down and learn French. You have little time to dedicate to improving your French and want results now. All this without the boring methods and lists of vocabulary to learn by heart. 90% of the words

How to Say Happy Birthday in French

It is very simple and always the same: Joyeux anniversaire ! or Bon anniversaire ! Both mean “Happy birthday” in French. Here”s how you say it properly.

Formal phrases for formal occasions

You don’t always talk to comprehensive French friends in cafes and restaurant. Sometimes, it’s cocktail time, office dinner time or meet-my-boyfriend’s-family time. Relax, breathe, read. And you’ll amaze them all with your delicate phrases and your charming accent. Here are the phrases you can use

Present yourself to French people

As I tell you in the free video Present yourself, you must master your presentation. Prepare and practice. It is the best way to make friends. Allez ! Don’t be shy. Present yourself! Say your name, Marie Formal. In front of an audience or in

Don’t speak French very well? Say it!

Learning French is a loooong process. It is not easy. And you will have hard times. BUT don’t let important information pass you by! When you ask a question to the paediatrician, the head teacher or the butcher, but don’t understand a single word of

Record your answering machine message in French

A 15 seconds message can take hours to record. These are ready to use French scripts for yours. Easy. And as I know you might be stressed by leaving a message after the tone, here are the scripts as well. Enjoy! Your answering machine message

How is the weather today?

Good weather Il fait (super) beau! It’s a beautiful day. On crève de chaud (familier). Il fait (très/super) chaud. We are boiling. It’s hot. Bad weather Il ne fait pas beau. The weather is bad. Il pleut. / Il flotte. (familier) / Il pleut des

What to say in the lift

When you are in the lift in France, with your charming old French neighboor with white hair, you have no idea, what you are supposed to tell her. So you stay mute and watch the ceiling or your boots. She thinks you’re deaf or mute,

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