About Calli Zarpas

Calli Zarpas, blogger, producer, and content creator, is a lover of all things travel, wellness, and French. Having begun traveling in her teens, Calli visited 30 countries before settling down in France post-college. When she's not writing French-language content for French Learner or traveling the world, you can find Calli creating content for herself and others on InstagramTiktok, and her blog, Wooish.

French S: When And How To Pronounce This Sneaky Letter

Like many French letters, the French S can have different pronunciations or no pronunciation at all depending on the context. Luckily, there are a few simple ways to remember how and when to pronounce the French S.

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Touché: Meaning & Definition In English & French

Both French and English speakers use touché, but they don’t always have the same meaning. Learn the uses and translations of this versatile word correctly in both languages.

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Coffee In France: Guide To Ordering & Mistakes to Avoid

You might be surprised by the differences between coffee in France and in the United States. Besides learning how and when the French enjoy their coffee, you’ll also discover how you can order exactly what you want in a French café. 

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Baguettes in France: Your Guide To The Crunchy Bread Stick

Imagine you’re walk into a warm French bakery filled with the scent of freshly baked bread, but you don’t know what or how to order. Learn everything you need to know about baguettes in France–including the mysterious superstition that surrounds them.

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Bon Appétit: Meaning & Pronunciation Of This French Phrase

Bon appétit (Pronunciaton: bɔ̃n apeti; Meaning: “Enjoy!”) has a different reputation depending on who you ask, but it’s pronunciation always stays the same. Discover everything there is to know about when and how to use this French phrase.

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Tipping in France 101: How to Not Embarrass Yourself

Should you leave a tip in France?

Despite what you find elsewhere online, you should never feel pressured to leave a tip in France. Since a service fee is already included in your meal and all of the employees are paid a living wage, tipping in France is not required. Here’s why you should only leave a tip after a job well done. 

Tipping In France: Etiquette Guide 
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