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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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Crêpes were once eaten to celebrate La Chandeleur (Candlemas). But they were too darn tasty to wait all year for. With endless sweet and savory combos, they are a national comfort dish. Irresistible when in France, your tastebuds might thank you for mastering how to pronounce crêpe in French! crêpe /krehp/

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Flaky pastries are France’s gift to global breakfasts. The breakout star of the buttery ensemble known as viennoiserie is undoubtedly the croissant, an icon of French gastronomy. They’re irresistible when visiting France, so here’s how to pronounce croissant in French like you’re a local. croissant /kʀwasɑ̃/

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French Canadian last names such as Côté, Lévesque, Lamontagne and Gagne are very common in the United States, especially in New England. Inevitably, many have been anglicized over time and sound completely different with a French accent. This post covers thirty common French-Canadian last names and explains how to pronounce them correctly in French (with …

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David Issokson

David Issokson is a lifelong language enthusiast. His head is swimming with words and sounds as he speaks over six languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private online lessons. When procrastinating working on his site,, David enjoys his time skiing and hiking in Teton Valley, Idaho.

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