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.

Madame Or Mademoiselle? The Answer Might Surprise You

Madame Or Mademoiselle

Madame or Mademoiselle? Every French learner has encountered this question when wondering how to address a woman in France. Meaning “Miss,” Mademoiselle is used to address unmarried women while Madame, meaning “Mrs.,” is used to address married women.

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Voilà Meaning: Popular Ways to Use This Versatile French Word

Meanings of: Voila! Complete Guide

Ah, the elusive voilà meaning. French speakers love to use the word voilà in a variety of situations, but it actually has a wide variety of meanings depending on the context. Translated as “here is” or “here are” in most situations, voilà is a very common French word that you’ll definitely appreciate adding to your vocabulary. 

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Oh La La Meaning: The Truth About This Famous French Phrase

Oh la la meaning

Even before learning French (and the famous oh la la meaning), there were a few French phrases I knew. Even though French isn’t commonly spoken in the United States, phrases like C’est la vie, Je t’aime, and Ooo la la have permeated our culture.

Whether in movies, on coffee mugs, or on t-shirts, it’s likely you’ve seen a few French phrases here and there. That’s why it surprised me when I found out that the French say “oh là là” way more often than they say “ooo là là.”

I had never heard of the French pronunciation “oh là là,” much less if the different pronunciation had a different meaning or not. So if you’re here to learn the meaning of oh là là, you’re in the right place. Because after a few years in France, I have a pretty good understanding of when and how to say oh là là, the difference between ooo là là (alternatively: ouh là là or ooh la la) and oh là là, and its meaning. 

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I Miss You in French + One Way to Never Forget How to Say It

How To Say I Miss You In French - Best Explanation

If you’ve ever learned a new language, you’ll know that some words and phrases in one language don’t always have a direct translation into another. And today we’re going to dive into an example of that: “I Miss You” in French.

It doesn’t translate directly into English because of something known as a “subject-object inversion,” which is when the typical position of the subject and the object are switched. 

Because of this, it can be pretty tricky to get the hang of, but luckily we’re going to jump right into how to remember the right translation of I miss you into French.

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Cat In French – Complete Guide To Talk About Your Cat

French Cat Guide - Vocabulary, Expressions, Names

For all the animal lovers out there, learning how to say cat in French will definitely be an important addition to your vocabulary. There are a few important things to know about the word cat in French.

And that includes one mistake involving the word that you do not want to make. I know some people who have had some pretty awkward encounters because of it. 

But, besides learning the thing you should avoid regarding the word cat in French, you’ll also learn some facts you’ll want to dive right into. We’ll talk about slang words for cat in French, cat-related French idioms, and all the cat-related vocabulary you need for cat-filled French life. 

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How to Say Cheers in French + The One Mistake You Don’t Want to Make

In a country known for its wine and cider, learning how to say cheers in French will definitely come in handy. When I first moved to France, I lived in the French Alps as an au pair. 

Not exactly wine country, but I still had the opportunity to try some nice French drinks. It was there that I learned the phrase “tchin tchin.” 

Used as a replacement for cheers, we would always say it when clinking our glasses. 

But, when I moved up north to be an English teacher, I soon learned that “tchin tchin” is actually not really à la mode (fashionable). And that it is mostly the older generations who use it. 

And they’ll usually shorten it to simply “tchin.”

So what is the best way to say cheers in French? Well, it really depends on where you are and what situation you’re in. So let’s dive in to everything you need to know about saying cheers in French. 

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