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Book review: Stuff Parisians like

Stuff Parisians like, by Olivier Magny, 2011. Summary 110 cultural facts about Parisians. As a former Parisian, I can certify that it is 100% true and hilarious. From the love of « caramel au beurre salé » to the complex relationship status, read Stuff Parisians like and

How would you write a postcard?

You’ve bought a postcard from Nice and now, it’s time to write to your French colleague Diane. Well. What will say? How will you phrase it? Sitting in a café, you could ask your neighbour. No. Let’s write it together. A postcard in 1 phrase

End a meal « like a frenchie »

End of a traditional French dinner. It’s not even Christmas or Easter. It’s not even a Sunday lunch. A normal dinner with French friends. You’ve eaten so much your brain is off. All the words are gone. How will you say « I loved it! » or

5 French words that look ok… But are NOT.

Sometimes you make mistakes. It’s ok to make mistakes as you are learning the language. However, there are some that will bring you shame, once you figure it out… Months later. I know the feeling, it happened to me as well. You feel stupid, ashamed

Interview: Nabanita, Indian, in France since 2011

This week, I’ve decided to interview my friend Nabanita, from India. Nabanita is a very active woman and she managed to adapt very well her new French life. Could you please present yourself to the readers of Comme une Française? I am Nabanita, from India.

Interview: Nina, 29, Dutch, in France since 2007

I’ve asked my friend Nina to share her experience as a dutch expat in France. Hi Nina! Could you please present yourself to the readers of Comme une Française? Hi I’m Nina, I’m 29 and I come from the Netherlands. Tell us about your experience

13 ways to say you’re single… or not!

13 ways to say you’re single… or not! You don’t know how to say elegantly that you’re « single ». Sometimes, you have to clarify things and give your « statut marital ». « Marital status » is an expression very administrative and barbaric but used. I’m going to to lend

Modifier Wash your clothes!

Wash your clothes! The idea of the article struck when I saw Anders, danish, washing bed sheets using the wool program as « laine » (wool) sounds like « lit » (bed) in French. We say « faire la lessive » or « faire une lessive » or « laver le linge ». It all

5 idées de jeux pour améliorer votre français : les mots

Vous voulez améliorer votre vocabulaire. Et la seule façon que vous avez trouvé c’est d’apprendre des listes et des listes. Que vous oubliez une semaine après. Tout ça pour rien. Je vous propose d’améliorer votre français en jouant. A quoi ? Voici 5 idées de

10 ways to end an email in 1 or 2 words in French

10 ways to end an email in 1 or 2 words in French You don’t know how to end emails in French. Should you say « Bisous » (kisses) to your mother in law? Or is « Cordialement » (kind regards) a good idea for friends? What if you

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