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How To Cheek Kiss In Different Parts Of The World

How To Cheek Kiss In Different Parts Of The World

If you’ve ever fumbled through an awkward greeting, here’s the international guide to cheek kissing etiquette you never had.
The Top French-Speaking Countries To Visit That Aren’t France

The Top French-Speaking Countries To Visit That Aren’t France

So you want to immerse yourself in the French language? Great news: you’ve got plenty of options.
How To Host The Perfect French Dinner Party

How To Host The Perfect French Dinner Party

We provide the recipes and the language, you provide the style. Bon appétit !
Are These 10 ‘French’ Things Actually French?

Are These 10 ‘French’ Things Actually French?

French fries, French horns, French kissing. We have a lot of French things in the United States, but where do they actually come from?
How To Talk About Mental Health In 6 Different Languages

How To Talk About Mental Health In 6 Different Languages

‘Self-care’ has become a major buzzword in the U.S. amid a burgeoning movement to destigmatize mental illness. Do other cultures discuss mental health as openly?
5 Podcasts For French Learners Of Every Skill Level

5 Podcasts For French Learners Of Every Skill Level

Whether you want some quick grammar lessons or to catch up on the news in French, podcasts are a great way to practice on the go.
Why Are Americans So Obsessed With The French?

Why Are Americans So Obsessed With The French?

“When good Americans die, they go to Paris.” ― Oscar Wilde
11 Steps To Frenchify Yourself

11 Steps To Frenchify Yourself

What does it really mean to be French? Forget all the stereotypes, and follow these 11 steps to Frenchify yourself!
How I Discovered The Secret Paris Hiding In Plain Sight

How I Discovered The Secret Paris Hiding In Plain Sight

Ever since the 19th century, Paris has been the ultimate city for the aimless stroller, or flâneur. Even today, walking with no destination in mind is the only way to stumble upon the secrets the city hides in plain sight.
How I Learned To Love The French Language

How I Learned To Love The French Language

Resistance, Rebellion, Conjugation