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.

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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French Alphabet Pronunciation — Complete Chart With Audio

Getting the hang of the French alphabet (l’alphabet français) is the first step in mastering French pronunciation. I’ve had my fair share of embarrassing pronunciation incidents and a few could’ve been avoided if I knew my alphabet better. And despite having lived in France for three years, there are a few tough French words I’m still getting the hang of. 

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French Liaison: The Trick to Knowing When To Use It

In French, a liaison is when the final consonant of certain words is pronounced and linked with the following word, which begins with a vowel. It’s not always easy to know when to a liaison occurs between two French words, but this grammar trick will help clear things up. 

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