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Don’t ask people to correct your French

Learning a language is tough. You cannot be perfect right away and it’s likely that you’ll make mistakes. You want the basic ones to be corrected, but it’s a rare skill to be able to know which mistakes are bad and which ones can fly…

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When in France, kiss, don’t hug!

If hugging is a common greeting in the United States among friends and family, French people almost never hug. When I arrived for the first time in the US, it was so awkward to me that it actually took me about six years to feel comfortable enough to truly hug my friends.

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Beauty secrets that make French women irresistible

Many people would say that French women have a ‘je ne sais quoi’ that makes them … irresistible. I am not sure if I measure up to this reputation; but today, I’m going to share with you some tricks that may help you unravel the mysteries of French women’s sex appeal.

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Don’t freeze in French: go with the flow

Now, most language students do something else. They add two phases. Instead of just hearing and understanding, they hear, transform into words, translate, and then understand. Some of them even visualize a written sentence before translating it.

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Thoughts on Going to France to Practice your French

A lot of people want to enjoy a trip to France, with the idea of having a nice vacation AND practicing their French. Unfortunately, they often come back saying: “As soon as I started to speak, the French would answer me in English”.