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This is why it’s LE Haricot but L’Hôpital ! (French has 2 H)

This is why it’s LE Haricot but L’Hôpital ! (French has 2 H)

Ever wondered why in French we say l’hôpital but le haricot ? So many times in my time in France I’ve asked French people and they say “c’est juste comme ça” and my brain has gone “nooo, there must be a reason. I need to know!” Has this happened to...

16 French ways to say GOT

16 French ways to say GOT

In English, we use the incredibly versatile word get to mean so many different things, and of course we do it without thinking, because it’s our native language. But French doesn’t have just one equivalent so when it comes to express something with...

Don’t mess up Because in French ever again

Don’t mess up Because in French ever again

Have you ever got midway through a conversation that led you to translate "because" and you went with with parce que, only to then think "is that right?" because you know there are other alternatives to it? It's quite likely because you actually...

Learn French from Timothée Chalamet

Learn French from Timothée Chalamet

The American actor with a French father has almost perfect French intonation and flow. We can learn a lot from what he does well and the mistakes he makes.

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