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Hot Tip: Pronouncing The French ‘E’

Hot Tip: Pronouncing The French ‘E’

One vowel, so many diacritical marks.
Here Are 47 Ways To Tell Someone Off In Another Language

Here Are 47 Ways To Tell Someone Off In Another Language

Why settle for ‘buzz off’ when you can tell someone to ‘become dust’ in Turkish?
Tour De Paris: A Linguistic Guide To The French Capital

Tour De Paris: A Linguistic Guide To The French Capital

From Russian novels to Turkish hairdressers, Paris thinks big when it comes to cultures from around the world.
How To Compliment Someone In French

How To Compliment Someone In French

For when someone has that certain je ne sais quoi.
Hot Tip: Pronouncing The French ‘U’

Hot Tip: Pronouncing The French ‘U’

On one hand, you’ve got ‘u.’ On the other, you’ve got ‘ou.’
7 Binge-Worthy Reality TV Shows From Around The World

7 Binge-Worthy Reality TV Shows From Around The World

Are you tired of all of the reality shows you see on television? Well, maybe it’s time to check out different reality shows from around the world!
10 Myths About The French Language

10 Myths About The French Language

Etymology: an exact science? Not if you consider the questionable origins of certain words put forward by folk etymology.
Jargon Watch: The Language Of Ballet

Jargon Watch: The Language Of Ballet

If your French lessons are making you feel clumsy, you can always up the difficulty level by taking a ballet class.
5 Very Good, Very Specific Tips To Learn French

5 Very Good, Very Specific Tips To Learn French

Fallen in love with French, but still struggling to make yourself understood? Here are our top 5 tips to learn French, brought to you by one of our French linguistics experts.
How And When To Use French Modal Verbs

How And When To Use French Modal Verbs

Here’s a quick, practical guide for conjugating and using the three main modal verbs in French.
An Introduction To The Dialects And Regional Languages Of France

An Introduction To The Dialects And Regional Languages Of France

Join us on a linguistic Tour De France’s regional languages and dialects.
5 Professions That Require Unusual Language Skills

5 Professions That Require Unusual Language Skills

From opera singers belting out Verdi to auctioneers speaking a mile a minute to shepherds whistling the latest news, we profile jobs with wildly different linguistic skill sets.
Hot Tip: Pronouncing The French ‘R’

Hot Tip: Pronouncing The French ‘R’

The R sound in French is, how should we put it…problematic.
How To Talk About The Home In French

How To Talk About The Home In French

You’ll eventually need to talk about something else besides the fainting couch.