Comme une Française: Using “incorrect” French to sound friendlier

Want to sound less like a robot or textbook and more like an authentic French speaker? There are certain unwritten spoken French “rules” you’ll need to learn first – starting with this easy fix! Here’s something your high school French teacher probably never told you: if you’re using the full “ne… pas” in a French conversation, you’ll sound formal and stilted. I know you’ve been taught to use these words in any negative sentence, but in modern spoken French we typically drop the “ne”. Allow me to explain more, with examples, in today’s lesson.

Take care and stay safe. 😘 from Grenoble, France. Géraldine


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