Vegan in France

Some people traveling to France are vegan. What can they expect as far as vegan food options and vegan customs in France? What is the French vegan vocabulary? [Read More...]

United States in French

The United States (of America) = Les États-Unis (d'Amérique). Ok. But what other words & acronyms do the French use to speak about the US in French? And what are the names (and genders) of the individual states in French? [Read More...]

French Christmas Dialogue (With Audio)

For the Holidays, Olivier and I recorded a realistic French Christmas dialogue to introduce you to both the French traditions and precise French vocabulary used in around Xmas in France. This post comes with audio. Enjoy, and happy holidays! [Read More...]

How to Improve Your French with French Movies

Lots of students seem to believe that watching French movies is a great way to improve their French. It can be, but only if you have the appropriate level of French. You should be ready to "work" with the movie, not just casually watch it with the English subtitles on. [Read More...]

French Traditions for “Black Friday” + Video

What does "Black Friday" mean and is it popular in France? This article in the form of an easy French English bilingual story takes a closer look at the vocabulary and French traditions for the huge American after Thanksgiving sale called "Black Friday" and the one held on the next Monday called "Cyber Monday". [Read More...]

Thank You in French

Saying 'thank you' in French is easy: one word: "merci" (mair see). But it's not the only way. What about saying "you're welcome?" or expressing your gratitude in French? [Read More...]