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Bonne année et bonne santé
What does the French expression Bonne année et bonne santé mean and how is it used?

How French Has Influenced English
The English language has been shaped by a number of other languages over the centuries, and most English speakers know that Latin and German were two of the most important. What a lot of people don't realize is how much the French language has influenced English. This article is an attempt to introduce this reciprocal relationship to anyone interested in English and/or French linguistics.

Un ange passe
What does the idiomatic French expression un ange passe mean and how is it used?

Tomber dans les pommes
What does the idiomatic French expression tomber dans les pommes mean and how is it used?

Haut comme trois pommes
What does the idiomatic French expression haut comme trois pommes mean and how is it used?

How to Read a French Menu
Reading the menu in a French restaurant can be a little tricky, and not just due to language difficulties. There may be important differences between restaurants in France and in your own country, including what food is offered and how it is prepared. Here are some terms and tips to help you find your way around a French menu.

French Vocabulary Related to Soccer and the World Cup
Whether you love playing soccer or just watching games like the World Cup, you'll want to learn some French vocabulary related to soccer.

Le nouveau est arrivé
What does the idiomatic French expression le nouveau est arrivé mean and how is it used?

Special Occasions
Learn how to say happy birthday in French, and other vocabulary for special occasions.

Meilleurs vœux
What does the idiomatic French expression meilleurs vœux mean and how is it used?

French Thanksgiving Vocabulary
Thanksgiving is not celebrated in France, so here is some French vocabulary related to the American holiday.

French Food Vocabulary - La nourriture
Eating is fundamental and can also be highly enjoyable. Learn this French vocabulary related to food so that you can eat your favorite foods in France.

Être en train de
What does the idiomatic French expression être en train de mean and how is it used?

Vocabulary related to French and France
When describing France, particularly in writing, the French like to use a variety of terms rather than constantly repeating français and la France. Here are the most common synonyms for French and France as well as some related vocabulary that will come in handy when discussing France à la française.

À mon avis
What does the French expression à mon avis mean and how is it used?

Top 10 French Gestures
My lessons on French gestures are among the most popular pages on my site, partly because gestures are so frequently used when speaking French, and partly because many gestures are not commonly taught in French classes. Among the dozens of gestures and facial expressions in my lessons, there are ten that really stand out.

Appeler sous les drapeaux
What does the idiomatic French expression appeler sous les drapeaux mean and how is it used?

Avoir le cafard
What does the idiomatic French expression avoir le cafard mean and how is it used?

Faire un temps de Toussaint
What does the idiomatic French expression faire un temps de Toussaint mean and how is it used?

All about Comme
The French word comme can be a conjunction, adverb, or part of an adverbial phrase and is one of the most common French words.

Faux amis - I
Words that look very similar in French and English might have very different meanings, so watch out for these false cognates.

Faux amis - M
Words that look very similar in French and English might have very different meanings, so watch out for these false cognates.

Faux amis - E
Words that look very similar in French and English might have very different meanings, so watch out for these false cognates.

Faux amis - D
Words that look very similar in French and English might have very different meanings, so watch out for these false cognates.

Faux amis - B
Words that look very similar in French and English might have very different meanings, so watch out for these false cognates.

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