La crêpe - La Chandeleur

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La crêpe - La Chandeleur

While crêpes became a specialty from Brittany, a region in the northwest of France, their consumption is nowadays widespread in France and they are considered a national dish. In Brittany, crêpes are traditionally served with...

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10 Common French Expressions/Idioms

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10 Common French Expressions/Idioms

An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its separate words but that has a separate meaning of its own. French idioms are a great way to sound more natural and to better understand French culture. They can be a bit confusing sometimes but are really fun if you translate them literally. Here is a selection of 10 common French idioms.

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Useful Resources To Learn French Online

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Useful Resources To Learn French Online

There has been an explosion in the supply of websites, blogs, ebooks, and online courses that can help you learn French. Internet is full of resources to expand everyone's knowledge. So today, I've prepared a list of... 

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Gad Elmaleh

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Gad Elmaleh

Gad Elmaleh is one of the most famous French comedian there is to know. Learn more about him and his successful career. 

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Serge Gainsbourg

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Serge Gainsbourg

25 years ago, one of the most iconic figures of French music: Serge Gainsbourg disappeared. His story, his music, his personality made him a legend. And the influence of Gainsbourg is felt even today far beyond French borders. 

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"Quand la musique est bonne..."

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"Quand la musique est bonne..."

Victoires de la Musique is an annual French award ceremony where Victoire accolade is delivered by the French Ministry of Culture to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry that recognizes the best musical artists of the year.

Let's discover the the best musical artists of the year!

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La Saint Valentin

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La Saint Valentin

Valentine’s Day (“La Saint Valentin”, in French), on February 14th, is a celebration of love for couples from all around the World... but especially in Paris, the city of love! 😉

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J'adore la galette des rois!

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J'adore la galette des rois!

La galette des rois (the kings' cake) is a cake to celebrate the Epiphany, a Christian feast day for the coming and incarnation of Jesus Christ traditionally on January 6. However, as it is so yummy, the French bakeries sale it through the all month of January so that French people can enjoy this delicatessen longer! :-)

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French Idioms : Le chat

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French Idioms : Le chat

Expressions. Idioms. Whatever you call them, they add spice to any conversation. Tossing a few French idioms into your French conversation adds that je ne sais quoi that makes learning a new language so much fun... Today, it is all about cats.

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Bon appétit!

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Bon appétit!

French people are well known for their good manners. What are their rules at the table? Good manners are of primary importance in French culture, particularly in Paris. And what you consider to be good manners and proper etiquette at home might not be the same as what Parisians do.

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Édith Piaf

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Édith Piaf

Saturday was Edith Piaf’s centenary. Her voice, her life, her repertoire: everything contributed to turning the small street singer into a variety star, one of the major and worldwide figures of French popular culture. Let's remember a singer who helped shape French national identity in the 20th century.

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'Vous' Versus 'Tu'

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'Vous' Versus 'Tu'

The words VOUS and TU both mean you in English... Ok, so how and when should we use them?  And why should I know the difference between TU and VOUS?

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Oh! Oh! Oh! Joyeux Noël!

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Oh! Oh! Oh! Joyeux Noël!

Let's learn a little bit about Christmas in France!

In French, Happy/Merry Christmas is 'Joyeux Noël'. In Breton (spoken by some people in Brittany, Northern France) it's 'Nedeleg Laouen' and in Corsican...

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What is "la bise"?

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What is "la bise"?

Wherever you are in France, it is a custom to greet with a "bise"... But what is it, how many should I give and whom should I kiss? 

"La bise" is what French people called the traditional kiss on the cheek. It is a tradition to "faire la bise" (= to cheek kiss) when...

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Where can I speak French?

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Where can I speak French?

Did you know that you could speak French in 80 states ("Etats") and governments in the world?What is OIF? What is la Francophonie? How many people can speak French? Where is French used in the world?
L'Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) or la Francophonie as it is now known can be defined as the world community of French-speaking countries, or the collective unit formed by French-speaking people. The Organisation represents...

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You already speak French! Did you know?

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You already speak French! Did you know?

Oui, oui! You already know how to speak French.

The English language has borrowed a great number of French words and expressions over the years and some have been absorbed by English speakers. Voilà a list of French words/expressions commonly used in English...

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