Comme une Française: How to say Merry Christmas in French (with the right pronunciation!)

Joyeux Noël! It’s easy enough to discover the translation of “Merry Christmas” in French, but as an English speaker that pesky little “ë” may leave you scratching your head in confusion. What does it mean? Why is it there? And, most importantly, how is it pronounced? In today’s festive video lesson, I want to teach you the correct way to make this “ë” sound in French, so that you can feel completely confident in your pronunciation when wishing someone a Joyeux Noël this holiday season.



Comme une Française: French Pronunciation Fundamentals

With these go-to French phrases, you’ll be able to spontaneously congratulate anybody in French (without awkwardly using “Bien Fait”). 💾 Read, save and/or print the full written lesson here (free):… 🎓 Join my Everyday French crash course (free):… There are plenty of situations where you might want to spontaneously congratulate a French-speaking friend, neighbor, or family member. And while your instinct may be to say “Bien Fait”… this is very wrong, and your good intentions may be misinterpreted as an insult. To help you avoid this awkward situation, in today’s video I’ll introduce you to some more appropriate ways to congratulate someone in French. Let’s see how many you can memorize, so that you always have a go-to expression for whenever something wonderful happens!

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

Comme une Française: We skip letters!

There’s no denying that French people speak FAST, and as a learner it can often be difficult to understand spoken French at what we would consider a “normal” speed. But don’t worry – in today’s video lesson, I’m going to give you a step-by-step look at a simple trick that has helped thousands of my students get better at understanding French at a native speed. We’re also going to explore one of the most beloved regions of France – Burgundy (La Bourgogne)! Are you ready to “visit” this part of France with me, while improving your understanding of fast spoken French? Let’s go!

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

Comme une Française: French Pronunciation Fundamentals

In French movies, Netflix shows you love, in French songs… The nasal vowels are everywhere! So many French sentences use “on”, “an” sounds and the rest. Perhaps you’ve noticed? By the end of this 15-min lesson, you’ll be more confident with pronouncing these strange French sounds! Learn French pronunciation fundamentals – Real, modern French pronunciation to practice saying “an,” “en,” “in,” “on” and “un.” Practice online with this video lesson! It’s an easy French pronunciation lesson with Géraldine.

Comme une Française: Spoken French Essentials in 40 Minutes

“Aprem,” “Pub”, “Bon ap” : French people often cut the end of their words in informal conversation. That’s part of how they speak so fast! And why you can’t understand informal spoken French… until now at least. Today, I’m going to show you some common words and expressions that French people cut – so you won’t be surprised when you hear them in a French conversation group or from a Parisian waiter. Practice your pronunciation with me, and see how you can use these shortcuts yourself!

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

Comme une Française: The secret to French people speaking too fast

Understanding French is really hard! French people speak so fast! It looks like they’re even cutting letters out of their words! Well, you know what? They really do. So let’s try to understand real, everyday (fast) spoken French. Today, I’m going to show you how French people cutting the “e” sound out of common words. You’ll even get to practice it yourself. That way, when it’s time to use your French — in a French conversation group, for example, or when talking to a Parisian waiter — you’ll be better prepared to talk about what you want, and not get lost in the endless confusion of “what did you say?”Take care and stay safe. 😘 from Grenoble, France. Géraldine