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

Passer à l'heure d'été
What does the idiomatic French expression passer à l'heure d'été mean and how is it used?

Passer à l'heure d'hiver
What does the idiomatic French expression passer à l'heure d'hiver mean and how is it used?

Avoir un chat dans la gorge
What does the idiomatic French expression avoir un chat dans la gorge mean and how is it used?

French Audio Dictionary
French Audio Dictionary with 2,500 French words and expressions.

Avantages et inconvénients
What does the idiomatic French expression les avantages et les inconvénients mean and how is it used?

French Nouns with Two Genders
There are a number of French nouns which have different meanings depending on whether they are masculine or feminine.

Quatre à quatre
What does the idiomatic French expression quatre à quatre mean and how is it used?

Ce n'est pas terrible
What does the idiomatic French expression ce n'est pas terrible mean and how is it used?

C'est le pied
What does the idiomatic French expression c'est le pied mean and how is it used?

Chanter comme une casserole
What does the idiomatic French expression chanter comme une casserole mean and how is it used?

Prendre l'eau
What does the idiomatic French expression prendre l'eau mean and how is it used?

À la rentrée
What does the idiomatic French expression à la rentrée mean and how is it used?

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French Homophones
Homophones are words that have the same pronunciation but different meanings and, sometimes, spellings. Therefore, French homophones can cause difficulties in oral comprehension and spelling. These pages should help you to understand the difference between the most common French homophones.

Péter les plombs
What does the idiomatic French expression péter les plombs mean and how is it used?

Se fourrer le doigt dans l'œil
What does the idiomatic French expression se fourrer le doigt dans l'œil mean and how is it used?

Mon œil !
What does the idiomatic French expression mon œil ! mean and how is it used?

À la limite
What does the idiomatic French expression à la limite mean and how is it used?

Vrais amis - French English Cognates - Z
Increase your vocabulary with this list of 1,700 French-English cognates - words which are identical in the two languages and share at least one meaning.

Vrais amis - French English Cognates - Y
Increase your vocabulary with this list of 1,700 French-English cognates - words which are identical in the two languages and share at least one meaning.

Vrais amis - French English Cognates - X
Increase your vocabulary with this list of 1,700 French-English cognates - words which are identical in the two languages and share at least one meaning.

Vrais amis - French English Cognates - W
Increase your vocabulary with this list of 1,700 French-English cognates - words which are identical in the two languages and share at least one meaning.

Vrais amis - French English Cognates - V
Increase your vocabulary with this list of 1,700 French-English cognates - words which are identical in the two languages and share at least one meaning.

Vrais amis - French English Cognates - U
Increase your vocabulary with this list of 1,700 French-English cognates - words which are identical in the two languages and share at least one meaning.

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