June 14, 2024
French

The French town names that will make you look twice

If you’re a sensible person and don’t find towns with names like Condom to be amusing, then you should never have opened this story. If, like me, the thought of living in Orgy, central France, raises an eyebrow – then read on. But you have been warned, either way. So, here we are: Some of

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French

Kifaransa |French expressions you will never learn in class!

Learning French in school often revolves around mastering grammar rules and pronunciations. However, true fluency often comes from immersion and interacting with native speakers, where you encounter expressions used in daily life that are seldom taught in formal education settings. Here are some colorful expressions you’re unlikely to come across in the classroom: Read also:

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French

French words you need to be careful when pronouncing

Embarking on the journey of learning French, one inevitably encounters the pitfalls of mispronunciation. Whether it leaves the French person you’re conversing with bemused or bursting into laughter, the experience is all too familiar for language learners. However, there exist certain French words that sound strikingly similar to others, yet carry entirely different meanings. Confusing

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French

Kifaransa |’French’ words that aren’t really French at all

In the midst of conversing in French on a daily basis, one might be surprised to discover the subtle infusion of Arabic words into their speech. French, akin to many languages, boasts a significant Arabic influence, with only Italian and English exerting a greater impact on its linguistic landscape. Approximately 500 French terms derive their

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