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Valentine’s Day in France

It’s the day to say “je t’aime”… or maybe to go out have fun with your friends or stay in with a good book by Simone de Beauvoir. Comme Une Française explains 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?

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Inside tips: speak French like a native

We asked our FrenchEntrée Forum members for their top tips on learning French. Most of them live in France and communicate in French every day, to varying degrees of expertise – and all of them have a personal story about their experience of learning French.

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French verb focus: falloir

The French verb falloir is an unusual verb as it exists in the third person singular only, with ‘il’, meaning it. The general meaning would be ‘it is necessary’, but sometimes we can translate it as ‘we must’. It is an irregular verb.

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How to remember French vocabulary

Learning French can be a daunting process, whether at the outset or whether you have been learning for years, and one major challenge is acquiring the vocabulary and increasing your vocabulary. Here are some excellent tips to help you to retain what you have learnt.

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French glossary: first day at school

Over the first few weeks of our children’s being thrown into the deep end of French primary schooling, we found some of the following to be important! Our six year old was put into nursery (maternelle), when she had already been to English Reception class, and she spoke not a word for a full eight weeks…

How to say sorry in French

Learning French: How to say ‘sorry’ in French

To say sorry in French, it is possible to say pardon, désolé, je regrette, and more, but you might wish to know how to be more emphatic for more specific occasions, such as when hearing really bad news. Here we give you some useful examples which will help you in dozens of everyday situations.