In a previous post we provided a list of “Say’s” and “Don’t say’s” of typical French language mistakes that are the result of translating directly and literally from English to French.
These common errors are what differentiate a French native speaker from a foreign French speaker. In this post, we continue with a second list of some of these useful verbs and expressions (published...Read More
When you visit Paris, you want to feel comfortable in your environment. French culture is very much different from what you are accustomed to. This 5 step guide will not only help make your visit to Paris more enjoyable, it will also save you money!
1. Learn How To Speak French Before You Visit Paris
Far too many people travel to France without...Read More
We are continuing our series of lists of expressions (published in French Accent Magazine) that one should and should not say if one wants to speak like a French person and be understood immediately by the French.
Many of the typical mistakes made by non-native speakers are the result of translating everyday English expressions directly and literally into French. It doesn’t...Read More
Which French verb to use when you’re visiting a place, a friend, or a professional.
In English, we can use the verb ‘to visit’ for a place, a person, or a doctor.
However, in French, le verbe visiter is only used when a traveler is doing some sightseeing, a guided tour, or a house:
Je visite la Tour Eiffel aujourd’hui. = I’m visiting the Eiffel Tower today.
Demain, je vais...Read More
Through our experience at Learn French at Home teaching French to adults most of whom have either moved to France or else wish to do so, we regularly hear a number of common and very typical mistakes or what you could also call an unusual turn of phrase that most often results from translating directly and literally from English to French. These common errors are what differentiate a...Read More
If you’re wandering in the streets of Paris looking for a shop and you need to ask for directions in French, how will you ask? And even better, what if someone asks you for directions to a place you know, how will you help them? Let’s take a look at the verbs and expressions most commonly used to give simple and yet efficient directions in French.
If you’re lost and cannot find La...Read More
Learning the French language may seem to be a difficult task if you’re just starting out. We’ve put together this list of totally awesome and “free” french language lessons just for you. Our list of free french language courses will have you speaking and understanding basic French in no time. The list contains french lessons in formats such as online tutorials,...Read More