11 of the most common French translation fails

11 of the most common French translation fails

French contains a lot of words that are either the same or very similar to English, but have subtly different (or completely opposite) meanings. Here are some of the most common translation fails.

Why do the French love to say ‘f**k’ so much?
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Why do the French love to say ‘f**k’ so much?

French film screenings with English subtitles to catch this autumn

French film screenings with English subtitles to catch this autumn

Knotted stomachs to flipping out: 10 French phrases to use when you’re stressed

Knotted stomachs to flipping out: 10 French phrases to use when you’re stressed

The 10 best singers to listen to if you’re learning French

The 10 best singers to listen to if you’re learning French

‘I broke my face’: How to say you’ve had too much to drink in French

‘I broke my face’: How to say you’ve had too much to drink in French

‘Paté in the armpits’ – 10 ways to say you’re sweating in French

‘Paté in the armpits’ – 10 ways to say you’re sweating in French

16 crucial phrases for summer 2021 in France

16 crucial phrases for summer 2021 in France

11 everyday moments in France when you really need to say ‘bonjour’

11 everyday moments in France when you really need to say ‘bonjour’

La Marseillaise: All you need to know about the French national anthem
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La Marseillaise: All you need to know about the French national anthem

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

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

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

How to get really angry in French: Useful verbal missiles

How to get really angry in French: Useful verbal missiles

Thirteen free and easy ways to learn French

Thirteen free and easy ways to learn French

Learning French: Video lessons not to follow

Learning French: Video lessons not to follow

Top 10 bizarre French expressions translated

Top 10 bizarre French expressions translated

Ten ‘untranslatable’ French words translated

Ten ‘untranslatable’ French words translated