Category: French Learning Tips

Having a problem learning French?

Having a problem learning French?

We have all known the worries of a completely new language.

Are you scared of speaking French? Try first to understand in what way and why. Fear of not being able to? Of making mistakes? Of not being understood? But no! Always tell yourself that you are a learner and already deserve praise! Tell yourself there are also French people who speak their own language badly! So always keep smiling, because it is by making mistakes that you really learn! Continue reading

Learn French? Yes, but how?

Learn French? Yes, but how?

Here are 10 tips to learn French fast

1. A little bit, yes! But EVERY DAY!
Practice regularly is the best way to … learn!
Beware the excuse “I have not got time”!
10 minutes are ALWAYS easy to find.
Choose the right time with calm and concentration!
2. A song?
When you do not feel “available”
(tiredness, lack of concentration, ambiance, etc.),
take a break and treat yourself to a song in French!
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Reading French and pronunce it … How many “mai” could you heard in this article ?

Reading French and pronunce it … How many “mai” could you heard in this article ?

Below you will find an article in French to play on words and also practice pronunciation. It is very poetic! But it needs some translation, that you will find first 🙂

In May (mai), do as you please, the saying goes. Embrace it (admettons)! To make a start (entamer) this May, put (mets) my words on the table to scatter it (parsemer) with scarcely eaten (consommés), seasoned dishes (parfumés), too soon shut away (enfermés) but not past their sell-by date (perimés). This May 2017, do not put back (remets) with two hands what you can do with just one, without scattering (semer) or counting (sommer) unfortunates with a cold (enrhumés). I am charmed (charmé) by the aroma (fumet) of those regrets which you pass on (transmets) without peace pipe (calumet) or pill (comprimé).   Continue reading

Les mots du mois

Les mots du mois

Mai, mois du muguet, mois de de la fête des travailleurs, mois du temps des cerises et mois des champs en fleurs.

Pourquoi la tradition d’offrir du muguet ? Cette tradition date de 1560, le chevalier Louise de Girard de Maisonforte a offert un brin de muguet, au  roi Charles IX, en visite avec sa mère Catherine de Médicis dans la Drôme. Dès le 1er mai 1561, le roi se met alors à distribuer des brins de muguet aux dames de la cour en leur disant: «Qu’il en soit fait ainsi chaque année». La coutume était née !

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Notre horoscope 2017 « à la chinoise »

Notre horoscope 2017 « à la chinoise »

L’horoscope chinois se base sur un cycle de 12 années successives, cycle qui se perpétue depuis l’origine du Monde. Chacune des 12 années est placée sous le signe d’un animal : rat, bœuf, tigre, lapin, dragon, serpent, cheval, mouton, singe, coq, chien, cochon. 2017, par exemple, sera sous le signe du  Coq. Quant à l’horoscope de chaque individu, il se définit à partir de sa date de naissance.

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