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Not my “Cup of Tea”

Not my “Cup of Tea”

In most anglophone countries, there is little that can not be solved by a “cup of tea”; “une tasse de thé”. Tea may not be quite as popular in France or indeed may not be to everyone’s “taste” - “not my cup of tea”; “C’est pas mon genre” (He/she not my cup of tea. Il...

6 Top Tips to Learn French

6 Top Tips to Learn French

We won’ t lie to you, the French language can be tricky to master. Even Emmanuel Macron, our head of state, recently made not one, but two,  grammatical errors when writing in the book of condolences for the late Charles de Gaulle’s 50th-anniversary...

Les Gros Mots

Les Gros Mots

Literally translated as “big words”; “les gros mots” means swear words in French. And there are many of them in French, as there are in all languages. Sometimes they can acceptable, but in the wrong context, with the wrong inclination they can be extremely rude. For...

Give us our daily bread!

Give us our daily bread!

French bread is a serious business, bordering on a religion, shortages are what stirred the famous revolution. As such the baguette, could easily be considered the unofficial symbol of France. Did you know that there is even a French bread law! This states that...

Embracing French

Embracing French

Learning and understanding a language is only part of it process. It is not just about learning vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. It is also about the inflections, timing, gestures and references that can make all the difference to a sentence and situation. Often...