From ‘natel’ to ‘ça joue’: The Swiss French words which help you sound like a local
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From ‘natel’ to ‘ça joue’: The Swiss French words which help you sound like a local

From “schmolitz” to “panosse”, some words and phrases common in the French-speaking part of Switzerland are different from their equivalents used in France. Here is the vernacular you should master if you live in Suisse Romandie.

France’s regional languages: How Occitan made our French household trilingual

France’s regional languages: How Occitan made our French household trilingual

Why ‘la rentrée’ means so much more in French than a new school year
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Why ‘la rentrée’ means so much more in French than a new school year

The 12 popular French films that teach you about France
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The 12 popular French films that teach you about France

The health passport is feminine, rules French language guardian

The health passport is feminine, rules French language guardian

Sex, strikes and surrender: The most commonly asked questions about France and the French

Sex, strikes and surrender: The most commonly asked questions about France and the French

Language dilemmas: How can I stop French people switching to English?

Language dilemmas: How can I stop French people switching to English?

Snobs, beaches and drunks – 5 things this joke map teaches us about France

Snobs, beaches and drunks – 5 things this joke map teaches us about France

Juilletistes vs Aoûtiens: Do France’s two summer holiday tribes still exist?

Juilletistes vs Aoûtiens: Do France’s two summer holiday tribes still exist?

‘Allez putain!’: French phrases you need for watching Euro 2020

‘Allez putain!’: French phrases you need for watching Euro 2020

13 unique French words that tell us something about France

13 unique French words that tell us something about France

Seven French expressions to help you complain about the heat

Seven French expressions to help you complain about the heat

12 of the best quotes about France and the French

12 of the best quotes about France and the French

Macron pledges to protect France’s regional languages

Macron pledges to protect France’s regional languages

Five things to know about France’s 2021 Eurovision entry

Five things to know about France’s 2021 Eurovision entry

20 phrases to use for France’s reopening of bars and cafés
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20 phrases to use for France’s reopening of bars and cafés

From cluster to coronapiste: The new words entering the French dictionary

From cluster to coronapiste: The new words entering the French dictionary

9 things that make Alsace different to the rest of France
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9 things that make Alsace different to the rest of France

Marches and muguet: Why May Day is so important in France
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Marches and muguet: Why May Day is so important in France

Bye bye ‘la bise’: Has Covid put an end to the French greeting kiss?

Bye bye ‘la bise’: Has Covid put an end to the French greeting kiss?

The French greetings and farewells that foreigners commonly get wrong

The French greetings and farewells that foreigners commonly get wrong

Bottoms up! Five things to know about proposing a toast in France

Bottoms up! Five things to know about proposing a toast in France

From arguing to dunking: The French habits that foreigners just don’t get

From arguing to dunking: The French habits that foreigners just don’t get

Facebook deletes (and then restores) the French town of Bitche’s page

Facebook deletes (and then restores) the French town of Bitche’s page

Cool cul: 13 of the best French ‘bottom’ expressions
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Cool cul: 13 of the best French ‘bottom’ expressions

VIDEO: Watch Prince Philip making a speech in French (with a ‘frog’ joke)

VIDEO: Watch Prince Philip making a speech in French (with a ‘frog’ joke)

French cinema club for English speakers has new online screenings

French cinema club for English speakers has new online screenings

‘Speak of the devil’ – Why are there so many wolves in the French language?

‘Speak of the devil’ – Why are there so many wolves in the French language?

What’s the worst possible insult you can use in French?

What’s the worst possible insult you can use in French?

VIDEO: The French accent and vocab of these 11 celebs rated

VIDEO: The French accent and vocab of these 11 celebs rated

Mouth fun to feet fingers – 18 French words you just can’t translate literally

Mouth fun to feet fingers – 18 French words you just can’t translate literally

The 29 French words and phrases we’ve learned during a year-long health crisis

The 29 French words and phrases we’ve learned during a year-long health crisis

The French vocab you need to get the Covid vaccine

The French vocab you need to get the Covid vaccine

France launches online dictionary and invites contributions from French-speakers around the world

France launches online dictionary and invites contributions from French-speakers around the world

Boiling broth and breaking heads – 13 French ways to say ‘it’s not worth it’
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Boiling broth and breaking heads – 13 French ways to say ‘it’s not worth it’

EXPLAINED: How to master the French rolling R

EXPLAINED: How to master the French rolling R

The 10 most common French words you won’t learn in school

The 10 most common French words you won’t learn in school

Why even the French can’t explain when Bonjour becomes Bonsoir

Why even the French can’t explain when Bonjour becomes Bonsoir

Bonne journée vs belle journée: The latest language battle flaring in France

Bonne journée vs belle journée: The latest language battle flaring in France

‘A lifeline for small towns’ – France keeps building cinemas despite Covid

‘A lifeline for small towns’ – France keeps building cinemas despite Covid

From cheese to disease: 8 phrases for moments of high drama in France

From cheese to disease: 8 phrases for moments of high drama in France

Language of love – 15 of the best romantic French phrases

Language of love – 15 of the best romantic French phrases

‘This time there will be change’: Has France’s Me Too moment finally arrived?

‘This time there will be change’: Has France’s Me Too moment finally arrived?

Five things to know about Valentine’s Day in France

Five things to know about Valentine’s Day in France

10 things the year-long Covid crisis has taught us about France

10 things the year-long Covid crisis has taught us about France

23 things you don’t know about the French language until you live in France
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23 things you don’t know about the French language until you live in France

Am I eligible for French citizenship?
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Am I eligible for French citizenship?

‘A friend of France’: Who is the fluent French-speaker representing the United States on the world stage?

‘A friend of France’: Who is the fluent French-speaker representing the United States on the world stage?

Le bromance: 8 terms French guys use to express affection

Le bromance: 8 terms French guys use to express affection

French series ‘Lupin’ tops ‘Queen’s Gambit’ views on Netflix

French series ‘Lupin’ tops ‘Queen’s Gambit’ views on Netflix

How French TV is going global thanks to streaming

How French TV is going global thanks to streaming

Moon, loaf and firecracker – 12 French words that actually mean ‘butt’

Moon, loaf and firecracker – 12 French words that actually mean ‘butt’

French learners can sign up for video chats with lonely elderly people in France

French learners can sign up for video chats with lonely elderly people in France

‘Beautiful butts and condom-free baguettes’: Readers in France reveal their embarrassing French mistakes

‘Beautiful butts and condom-free baguettes’: Readers in France reveal their embarrassing French mistakes

Quatorzaine to glottophobie: The French words of 2020

Quatorzaine to glottophobie: The French words of 2020

Nine phrases that will help you survive Christmas in France

Nine phrases that will help you survive Christmas in France

Language dilemmas: Why can’t I understand what French people say?

Language dilemmas: Why can’t I understand what French people say?

Six culture clashes foreigners should prepare for when visiting French families

Six culture clashes foreigners should prepare for when visiting French families

France takes action over notorious ‘black bloc’ rioters – to make their name more French

France takes action over notorious ‘black bloc’ rioters – to make their name more French

Ten French towns you’ll likely pronounce wrong

Ten French towns you’ll likely pronounce wrong

‘Glottophobie’: France approves law banning discrimination based on a person’s accent

‘Glottophobie’: France approves law banning discrimination based on a person’s accent

Are these the most annoying words in the whole French language?

Are these the most annoying words in the whole French language?

Groin groin, coin coin and meuh – The weird things French animals say

Groin groin, coin coin and meuh – The weird things French animals say

‘I feel ridiculous’ – Why French people dread speaking English

‘I feel ridiculous’ – Why French people dread speaking English

Are these the most maddening words in the French language?

Are these the most maddening words in the French language?

How France is (slowly) improving its English-language skills

How France is (slowly) improving its English-language skills

Beaujolais Nouveau: 13 things you need to know about France’s famous wine
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Beaujolais Nouveau: 13 things you need to know about France’s famous wine

Why I love the French habits of scolding and complaining

Why I love the French habits of scolding and complaining

Why do people think the French say ‘hon hon hon’ when they laugh?

Why do people think the French say ‘hon hon hon’ when they laugh?

How easy is it to move to France if you don’t speak French?

How easy is it to move to France if you don’t speak French?

9 reasons why a French person might be staring at you

9 reasons why a French person might be staring at you

OPINION: Please stop saying that French people smell – we do wash every day

OPINION: Please stop saying that French people smell – we do wash every day

Au revoir to bonjour? Six alternative ways to say hello in France

Au revoir to bonjour? Six alternative ways to say hello in France

‘Foreign’ baby name still number one in France

‘Foreign’ baby name still number one in France

11 French words and expressions that English-speakers get all wrong

11 French words and expressions that English-speakers get all wrong

The 12 French words that don’t mean what you think they do

The 12 French words that don’t mean what you think they do

Tell us: What is your favourite French word?

Tell us: What is your favourite French word?

The 10 best French expressions for the everyday exasperation of life

The 10 best French expressions for the everyday exasperation of life

Six things I wish my French teachers had told me

Six things I wish my French teachers had told me

Why all the snobbery in France around regional accents?

Why all the snobbery in France around regional accents?

‘Why foreigners are just not funny in French – unless people are laughing at our mistakes’

‘Why foreigners are just not funny in French – unless people are laughing at our mistakes’

15 everyday French expressions inspired by animals
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15 everyday French expressions inspired by animals

10 French phrases that will let you have a good gossip

10 French phrases that will let you have a good gossip

The 9 ‘English’ phrases that will only make sense if you live in France
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The 9 ‘English’ phrases that will only make sense if you live in France

French government unveils 18 new official translations for tech vocab

French government unveils 18 new official translations for tech vocab

The 16 French proverbs to drop into any conversation

The 16 French proverbs to drop into any conversation

Swords, immortality and wifi: Five things to know about the Academie française

Swords, immortality and wifi: Five things to know about the Academie française

The French ‘insults’ that are actually compliments

The French ‘insults’ that are actually compliments

The 9 French words that foreigners never quite pronounce right

The 9 French words that foreigners never quite pronounce right

The vocabulary you need to fill in French forms (including the coronavirus ‘attestation’)

The vocabulary you need to fill in French forms (including the coronavirus ‘attestation’)

11 ‘French’ words that aren’t really French at all

11 ‘French’ words that aren’t really French at all

How good does your French need to be to get citizenship?
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How good does your French need to be to get citizenship?

France removes exemption for over 60s as it toughens language levels for citizenship

France removes exemption for over 60s as it toughens language levels for citizenship

The 11 French phrases you will need to be tech-savvy in France
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The 11 French phrases you will need to be tech-savvy in France

How France’s ‘most embarrassing’ baby name doesn’t actually exist

How France’s ‘most embarrassing’ baby name doesn’t actually exist

Why ‘going green’ may land you in hot water in France

Why ‘going green’ may land you in hot water in France

EXPLAINED: Why teaching English in French schools is so difficult
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EXPLAINED: Why teaching English in French schools is so difficult

The words that defined 2019 in France

The words that defined 2019 in France

Five things the British do that the French find totally baffling

Five things the British do that the French find totally baffling

Seven phrases to help you fit in on a night out in France
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Seven phrases to help you fit in on a night out in France

14 ways to say ‘OK boomer’ in French – according to Twitter
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14 ways to say ‘OK boomer’ in French – according to Twitter

The 10 English words that will really make you sound cool in France
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The 10 English words that will really make you sound cool in France

Why France’s language police are very worried about ‘franglais’

Why France’s language police are very worried about ‘franglais’

French students use hypnosis to learn English and improve their accents

French students use hypnosis to learn English and improve their accents

Coughs, colds and flu: What to say and do if you fall sick in France

Coughs, colds and flu: What to say and do if you fall sick in France

Académie française invents a more French way of coming out

Académie française invents a more French way of coming out

Why the French are getting (a bit) better at speaking English

Why the French are getting (a bit) better at speaking English

16 French phrases to use if you get caught up in a strike
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16 French phrases to use if you get caught up in a strike

La bise: Who to kiss in France, how many times and on which cheek

La bise: Who to kiss in France, how many times and on which cheek

C’est bon: The phrases that show why everything is good when you’re speaking French
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C’est bon: The phrases that show why everything is good when you’re speaking French

Nine maps that explain France’s north-south divide
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Nine maps that explain France’s north-south divide

Eight phrases to help you emphatically agree like the French
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Eight phrases to help you emphatically agree like the French

The French word that can mean a drink, a punch, a helping hand and much more beside
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The French word that can mean a drink, a punch, a helping hand and much more beside

From rude to mince: 21 French ‘false friends’ that look English

From rude to mince: 21 French ‘false friends’ that look English

Fat mornings and whipping cats: 10 idioms to help you sound more French

Fat mornings and whipping cats: 10 idioms to help you sound more French

Getting explicit: Your guide to how to swear like a French person
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Getting explicit: Your guide to how to swear like a French person

‘In France we don’t make small talk about the weather, we complain instead’
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‘In France we don’t make small talk about the weather, we complain instead’

The French jokes that will let you have a laugh with the locals

The French jokes that will let you have a laugh with the locals

Sympathy and the odd freebie: Why you really should speak bad French

Sympathy and the odd freebie: Why you really should speak bad French

French regional stereotypes: Grumpy Parisians and drunk northerners
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French regional stereotypes: Grumpy Parisians and drunk northerners

The regional French slang you’ll need for travelling around France

The regional French slang you’ll need for travelling around France

France’s culture minister hits out at advertisers – for using too much English

France’s culture minister hits out at advertisers – for using too much English

French language dilemmas – when to drop the vous and get friendly

French language dilemmas – when to drop the vous and get friendly

French language dilemma: Is ‘coucou’ just baby talk or a perfectly normal greeting between adults?

French language dilemma: Is ‘coucou’ just baby talk or a perfectly normal greeting between adults?

Why the French still can’t choose between Madame and Mademoiselle
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Why the French still can’t choose between Madame and Mademoiselle

The nine French words you need to be very, very careful when pronouncing
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The nine French words you need to be very, very careful when pronouncing

The most common and embarrassing French language problems laid bare by Twitter

The most common and embarrassing French language problems laid bare by Twitter

Five Netflix series that will teach you French as the locals speak it
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Five Netflix series that will teach you French as the locals speak it

How learning a language as a child opened up France and the world to me
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How learning a language as a child opened up France and the world to me

Eleven phrases that will let you complain like the French

Eleven phrases that will let you complain like the French

Why writing French is becoming (even) more complicated – in the name of equality
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Why writing French is becoming (even) more complicated – in the name of equality

ANALYSIS: How the English language will change after Brexit

ANALYSIS: How the English language will change after Brexit

What is the hardest thing about moving to France with children?
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What is the hardest thing about moving to France with children?

Seven French phrases to help you understand what the cool kids are on about

Seven French phrases to help you understand what the cool kids are on about

Five reasons English speakers struggle to learn foreign languages

Five reasons English speakers struggle to learn foreign languages

Why trying to protect the French from English may be a losing battle

Why trying to protect the French from English may be a losing battle

French language guardians release guidelines on how to swear correctly

French language guardians release guidelines on how to swear correctly

Nine French words that the French just don’t use

Nine French words that the French just don’t use

The nine very best French insults (for use when you’re very, very cross)
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The nine very best French insults (for use when you’re very, very cross)

Macron urged to protect French language from ‘tyranny’ of English

Macron urged to protect French language from ‘tyranny’ of English

The eight best ways to learn French without taking classes (according to a teacher)

The eight best ways to learn French without taking classes (according to a teacher)

Fifteen French ‘text speak’ abbreviations that will help you sound local

Fifteen French ‘text speak’ abbreviations that will help you sound local

How I used cold callers and lovelorn French farmers to learn the language

How I used cold callers and lovelorn French farmers to learn the language

Cows and bugs: How to ‘swear’ politely in French

Cows and bugs: How to ‘swear’ politely in French

French Expression of the Day: tout à fait

French Expression of the Day: tout à fait

French language finally about to embrace its feminine side

French language finally about to embrace its feminine side

‘A crime against culture’: French writers outraged by ‘sub-English’ takeover at Paris book fair

‘A crime against culture’: French writers outraged by ‘sub-English’ takeover at Paris book fair

Readers’ tips: How to bring up bilingual children in France

Readers’ tips: How to bring up bilingual children in France

‘It’s duck cold!’: How the French use animals to talk about the weather

‘It’s duck cold!’: How the French use animals to talk about the weather

Gilets jaunes: The French language you need to understand the ‘yellow vests’

Gilets jaunes: The French language you need to understand the ‘yellow vests’

Ten very French ways to say you don’t care

Ten very French ways to say you don’t care

French ranked worst in western Europe for level of English

French ranked worst in western Europe for level of English

LANGUAGE QUIZ: How well do you know your French idioms?

LANGUAGE QUIZ: How well do you know your French idioms?

In Numbers: In what state of health is the French language in 2018?
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In Numbers: In what state of health is the French language in 2018?

Opinion: ‘The French don’t like change but slang can keep the language alive’

Opinion: ‘The French don’t like change but slang can keep the language alive’

Belgians want to ditch ‘absurd’ French grammar rule (and they might be right)

Belgians want to ditch ‘absurd’ French grammar rule (and they might be right)

French Word of the Day: ‘Douane’ (a smuggler’s worst nightmare)

French Word of the Day: ‘Douane’ (a smuggler’s worst nightmare)

French Word of the Day: ‘location’ (another pesky false friend)

French Word of the Day: ‘location’ (another pesky false friend)

Top of Les Pops: Ten famous singers who recorded songs in French

Top of Les Pops: Ten famous singers who recorded songs in French

French Word of the Day: ‘verbaliser’ (a verb you think you already know)

French Word of the Day: ‘verbaliser’ (a verb you think you already know)

French Word of the Day: ‘Canicule’ (the most spoken word in France right now)

French Word of the Day: ‘Canicule’ (the most spoken word in France right now)

The new French words you need to know (including some English ones)

The new French words you need to know (including some English ones)

Nine ways to compliment your French host’s cooking

Nine ways to compliment your French host’s cooking

French won’t give up the fight against English but face losing battle

French won’t give up the fight against English but face losing battle

Why taking classes at your local Town Hall could be the key to mastering French
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Why taking classes at your local Town Hall could be the key to mastering French

French language eyes ‘le comeback’ as Britain leaves EU

French language eyes ‘le comeback’ as Britain leaves EU

Why it’s time France stopped dubbing English-language films and TV series

Why it’s time France stopped dubbing English-language films and TV series

The rules you need to follow when naming your child in France
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The rules you need to follow when naming your child in France

France bars Breton baby name over an apostrophe

France bars Breton baby name over an apostrophe

OPINION: France’s fight against new English words is ‘totally stupid’
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OPINION: France’s fight against new English words is ‘totally stupid’

French told not to say ‘smartphone’ in ongoing battle against English

French told not to say ‘smartphone’ in ongoing battle against English

French PM bans ministers from using female-friendly writing

French PM bans ministers from using female-friendly writing

The Local podcast: Why do the French love to say ‘f**k’ so much?

The Local podcast: Why do the French love to say ‘f**k’ so much?

OPINION: ‘The French language isn’t sexist, it’s the people who speak it’

OPINION: ‘The French language isn’t sexist, it’s the people who speak it’

Purists alarmed over moves to make French language less macho

Purists alarmed over moves to make French language less macho

The French language is in ‘mortal danger’, say its own panicked guardians

The French language is in ‘mortal danger’, say its own panicked guardians

Why do the French still call us ‘Les Anglo-Saxons’?
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Why do the French still call us ‘Les Anglo-Saxons’?

Drinking alcohol and other ‘cheats’ to boost your ability to speak French

Drinking alcohol and other ‘cheats’ to boost your ability to speak French

French name wars: Brittany tells Paris to allow the ‘foreign’ letter ‘ñ’

French name wars: Brittany tells Paris to allow the ‘foreign’ letter ‘ñ’

Should foreigners steer clear of France’s ‘backwards language’ Verlan?

Should foreigners steer clear of France’s ‘backwards language’ Verlan?

How you can live happily in Paris without speaking French

How you can live happily in Paris without speaking French

French court bans couple from using Breton letter in baby’s name

French court bans couple from using Breton letter in baby’s name

One Frenchman’s linguistic crusade to remove the ‘é’ from ‘Lubéron’ once and for all

One Frenchman’s linguistic crusade to remove the ‘é’ from ‘Lubéron’ once and for all

Eleven truly bizarre French animal-related idioms explained

Eleven truly bizarre French animal-related idioms explained

French accent voted ‘sexiest in the world’

French accent voted ‘sexiest in the world’

Ten need-to-know regional words and phrases from around France
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Ten need-to-know regional words and phrases from around France

Why watching French movies can be the best way to learn the language

Why watching French movies can be the best way to learn the language

VIDEO: Countdown – 11 signs you’ve cracked the French language

VIDEO: Countdown – 11 signs you’ve cracked the French language

Parlez-vous franglais? More English words officially enter French language

Parlez-vous franglais? More English words officially enter French language

Why studying abroad is the best way to learn a new language
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Why studying abroad is the best way to learn a new language

Are these the ‘best’ 23 words in the French language?

Are these the ‘best’ 23 words in the French language?

What’s the state of health of the French language in 2017?

What’s the state of health of the French language in 2017?

Paris region orders builders to only speak French on construction sites

Paris region orders builders to only speak French on construction sites

Is it time the French finally ditched the word ‘mademoiselle’?

Is it time the French finally ditched the word ‘mademoiselle’?

Zut alors! The French phrases you learn but don’t really need
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Zut alors! The French phrases you learn but don’t really need

All the French election language you need to know

All the French election language you need to know

Seven times the English language drove the French mad

Seven times the English language drove the French mad

VIDEO: Gesticular troubles – Common Gallic gestures you need explaining

VIDEO: Gesticular troubles – Common Gallic gestures you need explaining

Fish and Ships: 15 of the most bizarre French – English translations

Fish and Ships: 15 of the most bizarre French – English translations

Why do French women (and some men) inhale their ‘oui’?
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Why do French women (and some men) inhale their ‘oui’?

‘It curdles!’ and other French expressions to talk about the cold

‘It curdles!’ and other French expressions to talk about the cold

Why do the French have such ‘crazy’ and ‘sexy’ movie titles?

Why do the French have such ‘crazy’ and ‘sexy’ movie titles?

How to say your favourite English sayings in French

How to say your favourite English sayings in French

Why we’re all rubbish at speaking French

Why we’re all rubbish at speaking French

French improve their English (but they’re still EU’s worst)

French improve their English (but they’re still EU’s worst)

17 French words we’ve stolen and reinvented in English
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17 French words we’ve stolen and reinvented in English

How mastering the French language really messes up your English
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How mastering the French language really messes up your English

17 different ways to talk about sex in French

17 different ways to talk about sex in French

How to get really angry in French: Useful verbal missiles

How to get really angry in French: Useful verbal missiles

The English words pinched and reinvented by the French

The English words pinched and reinvented by the French

Twelve French insults we’d love to have in English

Twelve French insults we’d love to have in English

Dos and don’ts to help you cope with writing emails or letters in French

Dos and don’ts to help you cope with writing emails or letters in French

French writing phrases you can’t get your head around

French writing phrases you can’t get your head around

Twelve ‘French’ things that aren’t actually French at all

Twelve ‘French’ things that aren’t actually French at all

How to tackle six of the trickiest French verbs

How to tackle six of the trickiest French verbs

Weird facts you didn’t know about the French language

Weird facts you didn’t know about the French language

The 23 subtle signs you’ll never quite master French

The 23 subtle signs you’ll never quite master French

The ten places where you really need to speak French

The ten places where you really need to speak French

Thirteen free and easy ways to learn French

Thirteen free and easy ways to learn French

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Verlan: France’s backwards language you need to learn

How tough is the language test to become French?
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How tough is the language test to become French?

‘Very Stupid’ village in France honoured for its silly name

‘Very Stupid’ village in France honoured for its silly name

French phrases that language learners just don’t get

French phrases that language learners just don’t get

20 annoying English words that should be banished from French
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20 annoying English words that should be banished from French

A collection of the best ‘re-invented’ franglais ‘ing’ words

A collection of the best ‘re-invented’ franglais ‘ing’ words

How to say ‘OUCH’ in French (and ten other sounds)

How to say ‘OUCH’ in French (and ten other sounds)

French slang: The everyday words they don’t teach you at  school
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French slang: The everyday words they don’t teach you at school

The weirdest ways to insult someone in French

The weirdest ways to insult someone in French

Ten naughty mistakes the French make in English

Ten naughty mistakes the French make in English

Je suis ‘troll’: More English words enter French language

Je suis ‘troll’: More English words enter French language

French is the world’s ‘second favourite language to learn’

French is the world’s ‘second favourite language to learn’

Bonjour: Why this is by far the most important word in French

Bonjour: Why this is by far the most important word in French

Here’s why the French struggle with English so much

Here’s why the French struggle with English so much

VIDEO: Did you know all these stars spoke great French?

VIDEO: Did you know all these stars spoke great French?

How did the French end up with their ‘crazy’ numbers?

How did the French end up with their ‘crazy’ numbers?

La Vache! The strange origins of six French curse words

La Vache! The strange origins of six French curse words

Why finding French friends in France might be trickier than you think

Why finding French friends in France might be trickier than you think

France ‘to force language tests’ on expats post Brexit

France ‘to force language tests’ on expats post Brexit

Oh là là – How to really use the best three words in French

Oh là là – How to really use the best three words in French

‘English words are invading French like never before’

‘English words are invading French like never before’

An ode to the greatest French swear word
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An ode to the greatest French swear word

The French abbrevations you need to blend in
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The French abbrevations you need to blend in

Google Translate adds Corsican language option

Google Translate adds Corsican language option

VIDEO: French phrases hidden in English words

VIDEO: French phrases hidden in English words

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Our president should speak English: French students

How 2,400 French words are getting a spelling makeover

How 2,400 French words are getting a spelling makeover

French onions to lose the ‘i’ as spelling changes spark uproar

French onions to lose the ‘i’ as spelling changes spark uproar

No, the French aren’t bidding a final adieu to the circumflex

No, the French aren’t bidding a final adieu to the circumflex

French losing out on jobs due to poor English

French losing out on jobs due to poor English

Carol services to festive feasts: The French phrases you need at Christmas time
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Carol services to festive feasts: The French phrases you need at Christmas time

Test: How many of these 12 Paris Metro station anagrams can you solve?

Test: How many of these 12 Paris Metro station anagrams can you solve?

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Here’s what the French need to do to speak better English

France ranked ‘worst in EU’ at learning English

France ranked ‘worst in EU’ at learning English

11 signs you’ve cracked the French language

11 signs you’ve cracked the French language

16 new words that the French language really needs

16 new words that the French language really needs

Smutty hacker creates France’s rudest road sign

Smutty hacker creates France’s rudest road sign

The 10 best things about Paris that the movies never show

The 10 best things about Paris that the movies never show

French pupils rebel over ‘impossible’ English test

French pupils rebel over ‘impossible’ English test

French words that the English language needs

French words that the English language needs

Test: Just how good is your French grammar?

Test: Just how good is your French grammar?

More English words sneak into French

More English words sneak into French

Video: The hardest word to pronounce in French

Video: The hardest word to pronounce in French

French may be enforced on all flights to Canada

French may be enforced on all flights to Canada

Could German language be forgotten in France?

Could German language be forgotten in France?

When in France: Use first names with caution

When in France: Use first names with caution

Is it time the French scrapped tu and vous?

Is it time the French scrapped tu and vous?

‘Smart’ subtitles to help French learn English

‘Smart’ subtitles to help French learn English

So what future does the French language have?

So what future does the French language have?

Minister calls on French to ditch English at work

Minister calls on French to ditch English at work

France celebrates ten ‘foreign’ French words

France celebrates ten ‘foreign’ French words

France ready to end resistance to English

France ready to end resistance to English

Will French pupils have English lessons cut?

Will French pupils have English lessons cut?

English words the French simply can’t say

English words the French simply can’t say

Ten French words you’ll never pronounce right

Ten French words you’ll never pronounce right

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20 of the best words in the French language

Ten French words you’ll never hear in France

Ten French words you’ll never hear in France

The French language’s fixation with ‘les Anglais’

The French language’s fixation with ‘les Anglais’

12 ‘French’ things that aren’t actually French

12 ‘French’ things that aren’t actually French

Why is France bottom of the class for English?

Why is France bottom of the class for English?

City of Love? Seven Paris myths debunked

City of Love? Seven Paris myths debunked

The French are the ‘worst at English in the EU’

The French are the ‘worst at English in the EU’

Google says French really is language of love

Google says French really is language of love

Top ten: When French translations go wrong

Top ten: When French translations go wrong

French lawmaker fined over grammar dispute

French lawmaker fined over grammar dispute

What the French find weird about Anglos

What the French find weird about Anglos

Top 15 French words reinvented in English

Top 15 French words reinvented in English

Ten French customs that confuse Anglos

Ten French customs that confuse Anglos

The French words you can’t translate literally

The French words you can’t translate literally

French expressions for making love that you won’t find in a dictionary

French expressions for making love that you won’t find in a dictionary

Ten things you probably didn’t know about Pétanque

Ten things you probably didn’t know about Pétanque

More English words slip into French language

More English words slip into French language

Raising bilingual children ‘does cause frustration’

Raising bilingual children ‘does cause frustration’

US state wants road signs displayed in French

US state wants road signs displayed in French

The best smartphone apps for learning French

The best smartphone apps for learning French

What does the way you order a coffee in French say about you?

What does the way you order a coffee in French say about you?

The French words international students in France need to know

The French words international students in France need to know

Language guide: What your French emails say about you

Language guide: What your French emails say about you

When can you drop ‘monsieur, madame’ and use first names in France?

When can you drop ‘monsieur, madame’ and use first names in France?

Ten new words that could join the French language

Ten new words that could join the French language

Will French be the most spoken tongue by 2050?

Will French be the most spoken tongue by 2050?

The top 12 English words reinvented by the French

The top 12 English words reinvented by the French

Ten French expressions to use on Valentine’s Day

Ten French expressions to use on Valentine’s Day

36 vital phrases to use in the French workplace
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36 vital phrases to use in the French workplace

France (finally) takes step to save regional tongues

France (finally) takes step to save regional tongues

Arabic more important than French for the UK

Arabic more important than French for the UK

Why French is the ‘world’s sexiest language’

Why French is the ‘world’s sexiest language’

Ten ‘untranslatable’ French words translated

Ten ‘untranslatable’ French words translated

The 6 boys’ names that mean something very different in French

The 6 boys’ names that mean something very different in French

Readers reveal: The best words in the French language

Readers reveal: The best words in the French language

The French abbreviations you need to know to navigate social media like a pro

The French abbreviations you need to know to navigate social media like a pro

EXPLAINED: Why bonjour is the most sacred word to French people

EXPLAINED: Why bonjour is the most sacred word to French people

French PM shows his ‘erotic’ side on Korea trip

French PM shows his ‘erotic’ side on Korea trip

Ten free, fun and original ways to learn French

Ten free, fun and original ways to learn French

Top Ten: English terms the French want barred

Top Ten: English terms the French want barred

Unions threaten strike over English at unis

Unions threaten strike over English at unis

French PM to ministers: Stop using English

French PM to ministers: Stop using English

‘Plan for degree courses in English is deluded’

‘Plan for degree courses in English is deluded’

Ten best chat-up lines to use in French

Ten best chat-up lines to use in French

Francophile US judge joins elite Paris academy

Francophile US judge joins elite Paris academy

Top ten French jokes about Brits and Yanks

Top ten French jokes about Brits and Yanks

Comedian Izzard wows Paris crowd – in French

Comedian Izzard wows Paris crowd – in French

Ten embarrassing errors to avoid in French

Ten embarrassing errors to avoid in French

La vache! Top Ten weird French insults

La vache! Top Ten weird French insults

British poet anointed to protect French language

British poet anointed to protect French language

Video: Hollande’s English speech grabs headlines

Video: Hollande’s English speech grabs headlines

Language barrier: French resistance to Franglais

Language barrier: French resistance to Franglais

Top 10: Twitter reacts as France drops ‘hashtag’

Top 10: Twitter reacts as France drops ‘hashtag’

Successful integration through language learning
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Successful integration through language learning

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Qatar joins French-speaking club

Congo causes tension at Francophone summit

Congo causes tension at Francophone summit

New stars boost French music

New stars boost French music

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Language police go online to fight English invasion

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France to immigrants: you must learn French

French encouraged to improve English skills

French encouraged to improve English skills

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UN envoy: peacekeepers should speak French

French admit defeat as web anglicisms invade language

French admit defeat as web anglicisms invade language

French-speaking countries ‘must drop English obsession’

French-speaking countries ‘must drop English obsession’

School days: The French vocabulary parents need to face la rentrée

School days: The French vocabulary parents need to face la rentrée

Vote now: What’s the best word in the French language

Vote now: What’s the best word in the French language

12 of the best food-based French idioms

12 of the best food-based French idioms

The five things the French find most annoying about Brits

The five things the French find most annoying about Brits

French expression of the day: Changer de cap
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French expression of the day: Changer de cap

‘Scum of garlic’: When English translations of French menus go wrong

‘Scum of garlic’: When English translations of French menus go wrong

From frogs to foie gras: Your guide to French dinner etiquette
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From frogs to foie gras: Your guide to French dinner etiquette

Covid-19 is officially feminine, say French language guardians

Covid-19 is officially feminine, say French language guardians

The 5 things lockdown has taught us about France and the French

The 5 things lockdown has taught us about France and the French

The French vocab you might need during a coronavirus outbreak

The French vocab you might need during a coronavirus outbreak

Ten key French phrases that will make you sound like a local

Ten key French phrases that will make you sound like a local

Why English ‘discounts’ are not OK in France

Why English ‘discounts’ are not OK in France

The nine noises that will make you sound like a true French speaker

The nine noises that will make you sound like a true French speaker

French Expression of the Day: en masse

French Expression of the Day: en masse

Calls in France for English to be ditched as EU language

Calls in France for English to be ditched as EU language

Prestigious French uni offers English courses to migrants

Prestigious French uni offers English courses to migrants