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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French For Beginners: How To Get Started For Pure Newbies

French For Beginners

This post is specifically targeted at French for beginners. If you are just starting out in learning French then you’ve come to the right place! This page will outline specific suggestions on which resources to acquire and how to go about the learning process. This post for pure beginners at the A1 level who have zero French under their belts.

Towards the bottom of the page (after our list of resources) we’ve provided links to 20 specific pages where you can get started learning French today. Keep reading!

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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 Water In French + 16 Fun Expressions

How To Say Water In French + 16 Fun Expressions

How do you say “water” in French?

The French word for water is “eau” (pronounced [o]). With the definite article (word for the), water in French is “l’eau” (pronounced [lo]). This post will explore everything you need to know about French and water including common vocabulary words, useful expressions, ordering water in restaurants and the most popular French water brands.

Towards the bottom of the page we’ve included 16 fun expressions which include the word l’eau (water).

And by the way, if this lesson doesn’t help you with your French learning, no big deal: “Comme de l’eau sur les plumes d’un canard!” (water off a duck’s back!). It will be “de l’eau a coulé sous les ponts” (water under the bridge).

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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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7 Ways to Say Happy Birthday in French

The day where you learn how to say happy birthday in French is a special one. Unlike some other French expressions, bon anniversaire, or happy birthday in French will almost always be used on special occasions. 

That means that by learning this French phrase, you’ll be able to attend French birthday parties, write a birthday card in French, and so much more! French birthday customs are similar to American ones.

But, there are a few differences that I have noticed since living in France and celebrating with French speakers. So I’m excited to dive into some of the common ways to say happy birthday in French as well as some French birthday customs. 

Towards the bottom of the page you’ll find the French Happy Birthday song with complete French lyrics and English translation!

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