French Christmas Songs (5 Carols with Lyrics & Translation!)

French Christmas SongsOn this you’ll find five French Christmas songs with French lyrics and English translations. The song list includes: Petit Papa Noël, Vive Le Vent (Jingle Bells), Douce Nuit (Silent Night), Mon Beau Sapin (O Christmas Tree) and Ce N’est Qu’un Au Revoir (Auld Lang Syne).

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Top 20 Most Common Mistakes In French Made By Beginners

My name is David Issokson. Since the beginning of 2014 I’ve helped hundreds of students to learn French through my online lessons.

Over the years I’ve noticed a trend that we all seem to make the same mistakes.

Indeed, these mistakes are universal. One of the single most imporant things that we can do is French learners is try to nip these errors in the bud early on during our learning.

I’ve actually made a list of over 100 beginner mistakes. In this article I’m going to list out the most common mistakes and show you how you can correct them.

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French Slang (60+ Great Words For Everyday Conversation)

On this page you will find a list of the most common French slang (argot) words you can use in everyday conversation. I have handpicked these words based on a lifelong experience speaking French. Knowing French slang has lots of advantages including:

  • Discovering the richness of the language and not just being stuck using boring textbook French;
  • Dramatically improving listening comprehension being able to understand French TV shows and movies;
  • Being able to impress native speakers when you can throw out a few slang words in conversations.
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attendre vs s’attendre à

The verb attendre can cause a lot of confusion as it can mean to wait and to expect. In this post we’ll examine the verb in detail with example sentences. In a nutshell, in the non-pronominal form attendre means to wait while the pronominal s’attendre à means to expect.

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décrocher vs raccrocher

In this post we’ll examine the difference between three confusing verbs: décrocher, raccrocher and accrocher. These verbs all have to do with hooking, unhooking as well as picking up and hanging up the telephone. We’ll define each verb and look at some practical example sentences.

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poser vs demander

Two verbs that can cause a lot of confusion for students are poser and demander. Both of these verbs mean to ask but they have different usages. In short, poser is used in the context of asking questions while demander is used for asking for things and services. We’ll look at the two verbs in detail in this post.

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