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Comme vs. Comment in French Posted by on Jul 16, 2012

Comme and comment are two similar words but are used differently. Let’s learn today how to use one or the other. Comme 1. Comme is used as a conjunction with the meaning of “as” and “since”. Le téléphone a sonné juste comme j’entrais dans mon appartement. [The phone was ringing as I was entering my…

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How to say “I’m doing” in French Posted by on Jul 13, 2012

Salut! Comment ça va? French doesn’t have a specific verb tense to say sentences like these: What are you doing? –> I’m doing my homework. What’s he doing? –> He’s cleaning his car. We have two ways of saying this. The first one is to use the present tense: Qu’est-ce que tu fais? Je fais…

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Learning tip: Reading! Posted by on Jul 6, 2012

Many of you may frown upon the idea of reading so let me tell you a bit of my story. I started teaching at 17 and as a non-native teacher I decided to improve my English by reading and listening. Luckily I worked at a school that had a lot of books in English, by…

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Talking about movies in French Posted by on Jul 2, 2012

Salut! Comment ça va? I hope you had a great weekend and let’s kick off today with some very useful sentences used to talk about movies in French. On y va?! Quel type de film vous aimez? [What kind of movies do you like?] Je n’aime pas trop les films d’horreur. [I don’t like horror…

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French Idioms Related to Waiting Posted by on Jun 29, 2012

Nobody likes to wait, right? At least for a very long time. So here are some idioms related to the concept of waiting, in French. Faire le pied de grue / faire le poireau – to hang around, to wait while standing. Il a fait le pied de grue pendant une heure devant le restaurant…

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What do you like to do in your free time? Posted by on Jun 26, 2012

Let’s suppose that you and your friends are on vacation so you ask each other what you like to do in your free time. Here are some suggestions! Qu’est-ce que tu aimes faire pour t’amuser? [What do you like to do to have fun?] En géneral, qu’est-ce que tu aimes faire quand tu sors? [Usually…

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Advanced French vocabulary: crime and criminals Posted by on Jun 18, 2012

Salut, tout le monde! Comment ça va? Let’s check out today a list of very interesting words and expressions related to crime, in French. The Criminals – Les malfaiteurs le (la) pédophile – paedophile le cambrioleur – house-breaker le cambrioleur de banque – bank robber le complice – accomplice le meurtrier – murderer le narcotrafiquant…

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