In French, there are two main ways to say “on the other hand”: par contre and en revanche. While both are widely accepted as synonyms, there is actually a subtle difference between the two, which we’ll explain below. en revanche, par contre on the other hand
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In French, one of the most common words you’ll hear is formidable. At first you may think the means “formidable”, as an “formidable task”. However, formidable is a false cognate (or faux ami in French), meaning “terrific” and “great”. This post will explain precisely how to use formidable in conversational French. Keep reading. formidable terrific, …
With two World Cups in the National Trophy Cabinet, France is Le Foot (AKA soccer) royalty. Many talented players have played for Les Bleus (France’s national soccer team), some international legends of the beautiful game. Let’s look at a list of the top 10 most famous French soccer players to wear the celebrated blue jersey.
Within the first few days of a trip to France, you’ll most likely hear the reflexive verb se débrouiller. Translations of this verb include both “to get by” and “to manage”, and it’s often used in the context of getting by in languages. This post will explain precisely how to use se débrouiller. Keep reading. …
In French, le coup de foudre translates literally to “lightning strike” or a “bolt of lightning”. However, le coup de foudre is also a commonly used idiom meaning “love at first sight”. This post will explain precisely how to use this French expression. le coup de foudre love at first sight
In French, the word for “United States” is États-Unis (pronounced aytaz-yunee). At first glace, this pronunciation looks quite easy. However, things become complicated quickly when we want to say either “the” United States, “to the” or “from the” United States. This post will cover these pronunciations in depth. États-Unis United States
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