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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

10 + 2 ways to talk about Marc, the man who shares your bed

10 + 2 ways to talk about Marc, the man who shares your bed You use « my husband » or « Marc ». But in French, you hear your friends using lots of other words. How to use them without sounding vulgar? Is it ok for couples married?

Les 10 mots pour parler de vos enfants en français

A la sortie de l’école, vous entendez plein de mots pour parler des enfants. Mais lesquels sont corrects ? Et comment est-ce que vous allez les utiliser ? Comment ça s’écrit ? Ce n’est pas facile. Et plutôt que de vous contenter d’utiliser « Mes enfants »,

How to buy sanitary towels and tampons in France

How to buy sanitary towels and tampons in France Oh no! You have your period and no tampon left in the box! You will have to go out and buy a box. Where? Which brand? How? That’s what we’ll see together. « Protections périodiques » is the

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