Comme une Française: The Real Meaning of Quand Même for English Speakers

Quand même is a very common expression in spoken French, but it’s very hard to translate. It’s literal English translation doesn’t make much sense, which often makes it difficult for native English speakers to learn. How can you use the expression quand même in spoken French? How can you understand what it means in spoken French conversation — especially whether it’s being used positively or negatively? We’ll explore all of that and more in today’s lesson. Let’s dive in!

Take care and stay safe.

😘 from Grenoble, France. Géraldine

My favorite French books of 2020

I LOVE to read. It’s a very big part of my life, and I use books to help me better understand the modern world that we live in. So far in 2020, I’ve read around 98 books (not including the stories I’ve read to my son 50+ times ;)!) I know that there are some bookworms in my community, so I thought I would share some of my favorite French books with you today. Whether you enjoy fiction or nonfiction, chick-lit or more serious subjects, I’ve got a recommendation for you! Enjoy 🙂
Take care and stay safe.

Comme une Française

😘 from Grenoble, France. Géraldine

Comme une Française: Use these French lyrics to woo an old love

Comme une Française

Love changes over the years, and nothing expresses it better than this romantic love song in French by Belgian singer Jacques Brel.

Welcome back to this special series, where I teach you how to learn French using love songs in French! Today, I have a beautiful, quite melancholic song for you to discover. Love changes. A couple is not the same after a lifetime together. Jacques Brel explains that very well when he writes the beautiful, beautiful La Chanson des Vieux Amants (= Song of the Old Lovers.) Let’s use this song to learn more about romantic French. Perhaps you can practice saying these lyrics to your significant other?

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


Use these Françoise Hardy – lyrics to express your love

Comme une Française with Geraldine

Do you still struggle to pronounce the “R” sound in French? It can be tricky! Learn the correct pronunciation… and whether it even matters.

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If you still struggle with the pronunciation of the “R” sound in French, you’re not alone! A lot of my students struggle with this, and you could be speaking French for ten, even twenty years and still not quite get it. It’s so frustrating! But the real question is… does it even matter?

We’ll explore that in today’s lesson, and then I’ll share my tips to help you improve your pronunciation of the French R? Let’s dive in!