Ten French Tongue Twisters to Improve Your Pronunciation

Tongue twisters, known as les virelangues in French, are useful tools in perfecting your pronunciation skills. Repeating them enables you to master certain French sounds, such as the dreaded “r”, and speak more clearly. It’s important though to remember that tongue twisters are nonsense phrases, and so shouldn’t be treated as grammar exercises. I’ve given each virelangue with its English translation, and the most popular … Continue reading Ten French Tongue Twisters to Improve Your Pronunciation

French Humour: 5 French Jokes that are Popular among Native Speakers

In France, you’ll find the same sorts of jokes that you’ve heard before: blond jokes, “your mum…” jokes, black humoured jokes, and dad jokes. However, this short list of five French jokes is made up of types of jokes that are well-known in France, but that but we don’t really have in English, that aren’t as popular in English, or that we have in English … Continue reading French Humour: 5 French Jokes that are Popular among Native Speakers

Ten Popular French Proverbs and Sayings

Familiaising yourself with a few well-known French proverbs and sayings is a great way of improving your knowledge of the lanaguage, and will allow you to better fit in with native speakers. So to help you out, I’ve made a list of ten French proverbs that you’re likely to come across in an everday conversation. You’ll find that some of these proverbs are almost direct … Continue reading Ten Popular French Proverbs and Sayings