Comme une Française: French Slang Anyone Can Use!

French slang words aren’t only used by young people. In French, we have some common slang that’s used by all French people — no matter their age or level of education. And you can use them, too, even as a non-native speaker! In today’s lesson, I’ll introduce you to 5 very common French slang words and explain how YOU can start using them in everyday conversation to sound more authentically French, without sounding awkward.

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

Géraldine

Comme une Française: “Advanced” Beginner French

Whether you just started learning French or you’re ready to brush up on the basics ahead of your next visit to France, you’re in the right place! Today’s lesson was created specifically with beginners in mind, to help you go beyond the fundamentals and really become confident in your ability to speak and understand basic French.

In the next 30 minutes, you’ll enjoy some of my best ‘advanced beginner’ French lessons from 2022 so far. Did you learn something new? Be sure to let me know in the comments below.

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

Géraldine

Comme une Française: French People Never Say These!

Joyeux Noël! It’s easy enough to discover the translation of “Merry Christmas” in French, but as an Can you Have you ever wondered whether or not French fries are actually French? What about French manicures, or French windows? And then, of course, there’s those French-sounding expressions that have made their way into English, such as “la piece de resistance”. Would a REAL French person use them in everyday conversation? And, if not, what would they say instead? I’m setting things straight with today’s lesson. I’ll explain which of these words we actually use in France, versus which are “fake” French words that are rarely (or never) used by French people. You’ll learn which French words are making it very obvious that you’re a tourist or a non-native French speaker, and I’ll give you some new vocabulary to replace them so you can sound more authentically French! Did you learn something new in today’s lesson? Did I help you expand your French vocabulary? Let me know in the comments! Take care and stay safe.

Géraldine

Comme une Française: Practice Your French Listening Skills with Amélie

February 8, 2022

JAmélie (2001) is one of the most well-known French movies, and with good reason! It is a beautiful, poetic display of French culture. But luckily for YOU, it also gives us a fantastic example of colloquial, REAL spoken French – the kind you might actually expect to hear in a cozy café in Montmartre. In today’s lesson, we’ll explore a short dialogue between some of the movies main characters. I’ll explain some of the vocabulary you may not know, and we’ll keep revisiting the scene until you completely understand it. Are you ready? Let’s dive in! What new vocabulary did you learn today? Let me know in the comments. Take care and stay safe. 😘

Géraldine

Comme une Française: Need-to-know vocabulary for your next visit to Paris

Joyeux Noël! It’s easy enough to discover the translation of “Merry Christmas” in French, but as an It’s no secret that travel (and total immersion) is one of the best ways to learn a language. You may not be able to physically travel to Paris right now, but we can go on a virtual tour of the city together! In today’s lesson, I’ll walk you through the different “arrondissements” of Paris, pointing out common landmarks and explaining why the city is arranged in this way. Repeat after me as I slowly pronounce some new vocabulary words. Then, let me know in the comments: did you learn anything new?

Géraldine