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Learn FrenchWelcome to our guide to learning French. Whether you're living in France or just visiting, there are articles covering vital phrases to get you through your time there and glossaries of French technical terms.

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Useful French phrases

If you're travelling to France and need to know some key French phases you should check out these articles and more below.

About the French language

Find articles here about the French language and other useful pieces of information on learning French.

French technical terms

If you're moving to France or living there already you'll need to be aware of some technical terms to help you in certain situations.

French language courses

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Valentine’s Day in France

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Talking about sad topics in French

When sad events happen, it is difficult to find the words to express our support or sympathy in French. It is never easy, even in our own language. How should we react? What can we say or do to help?