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15 Greetings in French: How to Properly Meet & Greet Someone in France

15 Greetings in French: How to Properly Meet & Greet Someone in France

How much do you know about French greetings and salutations? Knowing how to approach and greet someone in France is crucial as a beginner - what better way to strike up a conversation and make some new friends? To get you started, here are a few easy greetings in French so you can make an excellent first impression! 15 French Greetings to Know Remember, how you say “hello” in French depends on your relationship with the other person, and the social setting. So at the end of this article … Read More

15 Greetings in French: How to Properly Meet & Greet Someone in France
How much do you know about French greetings and salutations? Knowing how to approach and greet someone in France is crucial as a beginner - what better way to strike up a conversation and make some new friends? To get you started, here are a few easy greetings in French so you can make an excellent first impression! 15 French Greetings to Know Remember, how you say “hello” in French depends on your relationship with the other person, and the social setting. So at the end of this article
10 French Poets to Fall in Love With This National Poetry Month
Celebrate National Poetry Month and practice your French with this reading list from French tutor Carol Beth L. ... April is National Poetry Month, and the French language, like many other languages, is host to a lot of beautiful poetry. Poetry is also a wonderful medium to learn or practice French. If you're looking to enjoy some of France's marvelous poetry, here are a few authors to look up, along with some of their most influential works. 1. Charles D'Orleans Charles D'Orleans (1394 – 1
French Grammar Rules: How to Conjugate Regular Verbs
Why do verbs in French change so much? Get clarification on the rules for conjugating the most common French verbs from French tutor Carol Beth L.... Verb conjugations are the bane of some French students who are not accustomed to the constantly changing verb endings in English. To be sure, we do conjugate our verbs. We add -ed for the past: "I look"  becomes "I looked." We add -s to in the singular third person: "I run," becomes "he runs." But often times, English verbs are a lit
French Pronunciation Guide: When to Pronounce the Letter T
French pronunciation is full of little tricks that trip beginners up. Tutor Annie A. shares her tips for pronouncing the letter T... Try reading the following French words aloud: tarte, partons, portions, democratie, septieme, mangeaient, amitie, and vert. Do you pronounce all the T's in the same way? Do you pronounce them at all? There are no simple answers, and you will run into many questions about the letter T as you practice proper French pronunciation. There are many different rules
French Vocabulary Hacks: How to Tell if a Word is Masculine or Feminine
How can a word be masculine or feminine, and how do you tell the difference? Tutor Willy M. shares some secrets to help you memorize your French vocabulary... One of the hardest things for many students of French to learn is how to tell the difference between masculine and feminine French nouns. Gender with regards to words is not something we spend a lot of time thinking about in English, but in French vocabulary every single noun will have either a masculine gender or a feminine gender. Wor

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