From faux amis to verlan; idioms to SMS lingo, join us as we unravel the intricacies of French language.

Easy French Grammar: do you doubt it?

Unravel all your stress about the subjunctive mood and learn of some ways to use this beautiful language device.
 France

Tips to master the French politesse

There is no doubt that French gallantry speaks louder than words, but la politesse is engrained in the French language. Don’t leave your manners behind when going to France.
 France

Unlocking French language: simple advice for avoiding faux amis

The English-American word 'store' is simply 'magasin' in French, but the French word 'store' translates in to a window blind.
 France

Want to know the secret to sounding French?

Please never pronounce beaucoup as beau cul, unless someone does have a very nice derrière.
 France

Unlocking French language: simple advice for avoiding faux amis

A preserve in French is un conservateur, not a préservatif – that means a condom!
 France

Want to know the secret to sounding French?

Just when you think you have the perfect French nasal, or that beautifully rounded ‘u’, you head down to the shops to ask a shop assistant for a pull, only to be met with a puzzled look as you actually asked for a poule.
 Paris, France

Unlocking French language: simple advice for avoiding faux amis

The English word bless would be bénir in French, whereas their word blesser is to injure.

Unlocking French language: simple advice for avoiding faux amis - Part Three

Part three of our series on faux amis - these false friends will always be tricky for students of both French and English.

Unlocking French language: text a'grieve'iations

Do you know your MDR from your QDN? CPG - Auj, it's time to have a RDV with our guide to texting en français.
 France

Unlocking French language: simple advice for avoiding faux amis - Part Two

How good is your French? Not only do some words mean something totally different but the use of phrases and sentences too. We continue our journey into the confusing world of faux-amis.