Even if you consider yourself fluent in French or pretty close to it, certain situations will still send shivers down your spine (or maybe it’s just me). Situations like what, you ask? Here’s when the French language makes you want to run and hide.
Learning another language to the point of being self-sufficient in a country where that language is spoken can be one of the most rewarding — yet frustrating — challenges of life abroad. Here are some frustrations of living in another language.
Next time you’re having a conversation with someone in French and one of these words below comes up, use the shortened form. Here are French words you can shorten.
French words can sometimes sound the same but be sure to know the difference with Provence vs. province. They’re very different!
As a foreigner learning French, I’ve picked a few of these little things along the way and am sharing these language learning tips to make your French more natural. With my tips, you’ll be able to impress even a native speaker with your fluid, natural speech.
When learning a new language, it can be difficult to find language partners with whom to practice — especially if you don’t live in a country where that language is spoken. So if you need a language speaking partner in English/French, read on.
I had a really, really hard time understanding spoken, spontaneous French outside the classroom. For anyone learning French, I’m here to tell you to forget all the grammar and writing exercises and listen up to what I have to say below. Comprehension needs to be your focus if you plan on spending any time in a French-speaking country.
If you’re anything like me, after living in a country where English isn’t the native language, you’ll start to a notice a phenomenon that I like to call “WTF is going on!?” You’ll notice yourself searching for words that were once at the tip of your tongue, second-guessing your spelling and experiencing somewhat frequent brain farts.
After living in France for over four years now, I’ve learned that your accent is only an obstacle if you allow it to become one. Most of the time having an accent in French is a good thing! Language learning isn’t easy so if you’re learning French, don’t sweat your accent. It’s not a big deal.
Learning a language can be frustrating, so how do you get native speakers to correct your mistakes? I’m sharing my thoughts.
Hello! I have a new video for you today to help with your French language learning journey. Learn French and listen for my tips on how to say the French u sound.
Let’s talk pronunciation today. Here’s a quick French pronunciation lesson for words that begin with the letter “c”. The vowel sounds make all the difference!
What did I learn the other day? How not to say your dog is a pervert (after telling someone their dog was, thankfully, not a pervert). Not exactly what I was trying to say. So yeahhh, not my finest moment.
A relaxing, stress-free trip can get stressful when you’re not able to communicate, so to help you out, I’ve put together some of the most useful French travel phrases for your trip to France, with audio so you can hear how the words sound. Practice makes perfect so learn these French phrases and speak with confidence.
What does putain mean in French? We’ll talk about if cursing in French is OK in professional settings and in French culture. When speaking French, putain is a word you need to know even if you don’t curse. Here’s what putain means in French and why it’s a big deal. Do you curse in French or your native language?
For those of us learning French, the “R” sound is the stuff nightmares are made of. It’s a sound that’s…
As an adult learning a new language, you’ll make all kinds of pronunciation mistakes and some are really funny. My French friend is joining me for this fun video on the most difficult French words for Americans to say. Have a watch and see what the hardest French words are to say for foreigners.
Avoid these 5 embarrassing French mistakes next time you open your mouth when speaking French. Language learning is no joke and French mistakes are normal, but it’s best to be as prepared as possible and avoid these biggies. No one likes to feel embarrassed, so read on and learn from my language learning mistakes.
One of the most entertaining parts of my everyday life in France is when I mess up words. I think…
Ever wonder if any famous Americans speak French? For your viewing pleasure, here are a few videos of American celebrities…