Comme une Française: Bien Meaning in French

C’est bien! C’est bon! C’est… délicat. These two French words may have very similar meanings, but learning to use them the way we do in everyday spoken and written French can be tricky. Are you using them properly? Let’s find out! In today’s lesson, we’ll explore the core differences between “bon” and “bien”, including what role they play in a sentence, how they’re used in common French expressions, and whether or not you can use them interchangeably.

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

Géraldine

Comme une Française: The French “Déjà” Explained

You’re probably already familiar with the expression déjà vu… but what does the French adverb “déjà” really mean, and how else can you use it in everyday French conversation? We’ll explore all that and more in today’s lesson. Déjà may be a very short word, but it’s packed with meanings and subtlety! You don’t have to learn all of the meanings, but learning a few idiomatic expressions will help you a lot. Let’s explore some of the most common uses in modern French.

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

Géraldine

Comme une Française: French Prefixes for English Speakers

Recommencer, reprendre, regarder… What do all of these French verbs have in common? They start with the prefix “re-”! In English, the prefix “re-” often means to do something again. But is the same true in French? Sometimes! But not always. Find out more about the confusing “re-” French prefix in today’s video lesson.
Take care and stay safe. 😘 from Grenoble, France

Géraldine

Comme une Française: Breaking Down Netflix’s Call My Agent for English Speakers

One of the best ways to learn how to understand spoken French is through pop culture and TV shows. That’s why today, we’re going to look at a scene from the popular Netflix series “Call my Agent” and analyze the dialogue, so you can learn how to better understand real, everyday French conversation. From casual French slang to knowing what to say in an awkward situation, this short clip gives us lots of great insight into modern spoken French. What was your biggest takeaway from the lesson? Be sure to let me know in the comments.Take care and stay safe. 😘 from Grenoble, France.

Géraldine

Comme une Française: Overcome Your Hesitation To Use Your French

It can feel awkward and even embarrassing when you stop in the middle of a French sentence because you’re not sure what to say next! Hesitating is completely normal when you’re speaking in a second language — but with practice, you can learn to speak with less hesitation. In today’s lesson, we’ll learn some sentences and even song lyrics to help you learn to speak real, everyday French with more confidence (and fewer awkward pauses).

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

Géraldine

Comme une Française: Freezing in French?

Ever wondered how you can improve your French accent? The truth is, there are many different accents in French, depending on where you are in France or the rest of the world! But most non-native French speakers wish to sound more Parisian when conversing, as that’s what you’re most likely to hear on TV or the radio. In today’s lesson, I’m sharing some of my best tips to help you sound a little more Parisian when you speak French. I’ll touch on the differThere’s nothing to be embarrassed about when it comes to freezing in the middle of a French conversation. But that certainly doesn’t stop us from feeling awkward or uncomfortable! Whether you didn’t understand everything, or you’re too caught up thinking about the next thing to do, these pauses are completely natural — but there ARE some things you can do to avoid it and keep the conversation flowing. Let’s learn how, in today’s lesson.ences between different French accents, share some pronunciation pointers, and show you how you can practice at home. Let’s go!

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

Géraldine