Expressions and Slang to talk about Money in French

Money is one of those topics in French where there’s a countless number of slang terms, idioms, and expressions. Unfortunately, just knowing that l’argent means “money” is not going to get you by, especially in conversations with younger native speakers. Fret not though, because this article takes a look at some of the most widely used slang and expressions related to money. On y va … Continue reading Expressions and Slang to talk about Money in French

French Vocabulary: Home and Furniture

The subject of your home is very likely to come up in everyday conversation. So you’re prepared, here’s our list of the essential vocabulary you’ll need to talk about your house and furniture in French. We’ve covered rooms of the house, common items of furniture and things on the outside of the house, meaning you’ll be well-equipped for a trip to IKEA in France. Rooms … Continue reading French Vocabulary: Home and Furniture

The Signs of the Zodiac in French

Whether you’re a fan of astrology or think it’s just plain pseudoscience, learning the zodiac signs in French is well worth your while. You’ll be able to chat about them and read your horoscope in French, which is a useful tool for improving your comprehension and vocabulary. The Zodiac Signs Here’s a list of the zodiac signs in English in French. In brackets I’ve included … Continue reading The Signs of the Zodiac in French

15 French False Friends that You Should Know

For those learning French, “false friends” are word pairs that seem the same when spelt or said out loud in French and English, but have different meanings. These faux amis can cause confusion if you read or hear them in context, because you naturally assume that they translate into the English word that they resemble. You may also see “false friends” called “false cognates” or … Continue reading 15 French False Friends that You Should Know

French Vocabulary: The Environment and Nature

Here’s our list of all the essential vocabulary you’ll need to discuss nature, the environment, landscapes and flowers in French. Natural Features une montagne = a mountainune colline = a hillune falaise = a cliffla terre = soil, earthune vallée = a valleyun vallon = a small valleyune dune, une dune de sable = sand duneun volcan = volcanoun glacier = glacierun plateau = a … Continue reading French Vocabulary: The Environment and Nature

French Vocabulary: Jewellery and Fashion Accessories

France is the land that brought the world Louis Vuitton, Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent. It’s a cliché to say that the French spend their days parading up and down the Champs-Elysées in these designer brands, but France’s reputation as one of the most fashionable countries on the planet has been long established, and can be traced back to the reign of … Continue reading French Vocabulary: Jewellery and Fashion Accessories

French Vocabulary: Clothes

The people of France are a fashionable bunch, so knowing how to talk about clothes and accessories in French will serve you well. This list contains the essential clothing vocabulary for any beginner or intermediate, and is broken down into various sections to make memorising easier. Once you’ve finished with this list, you may also find it useful to look at a French clothes website, … Continue reading French Vocabulary: Clothes