Conversation beween doctor and patient in French

Often times, when living or travelling in a country where people speak a foreign language, we don't think about health problems until one actually hits us.

Only then do we realize we've never had to deal with a doctor who doesn't speak our language ! Being able to have a small conversation in French with a doctor - with you

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How to use bof in French

Bof in french
Bof in french

If you're learning French, you've probably had to cope with the meaning of interjections like "bof", "bah", "ben", "euh" and others.

You've probably found yourself in puzzlement, trying to make out exactly what the French speakers across from you meant as she used one of these words, whether standalone or as part of a longer sentence.

Well, you need not

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Conversation in french between shopkeeper and customer

If you're learning French, chances are you'll end up one of these days in a French store in Paris, Lyon or Marseille (or elsewhere, if you haven't already).

By now, you probably know that for most French people, including salespeople and shopkeepers, having to speak in English for helping a customer is a scary and painful prospect.

For this reason,

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17 great ways to express anger in spoken French

17 ways to express anger in spoken French
17 ways to express anger in spoken French

Aggravation is often part of daily life.  We all get angry once in a while, whether at home, in the street, at work, at a store, driving, with family ... The list is endless.

Of course, these kinds of situations may also happen while travelling or living in a French speaking environment.

When I'm learning a new language, I try

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How to say have a nice day in french

How to say have a nice day in french
How to say have a nice day in french

In this article, we discuss what native French speakers say to wish someone a good day - or some other moment in time : afternoon, evening, week, month, year, holiday, event etc.

As always, there are various phrases you can use depending on the time of day, time of year, or event.  Each phrase also can take on numerous variations

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14 ways to say I miss you in French

How to say I miss you in French
How to say I miss you in French

In a recent post, we took a look at phrases and expressions for expressing love in spoken French.  That post discusses everything you need to know about crushes, dating, relationships, and even rejection.

On a different note, suppose you have a French boyfriend or girlfriend, or even a very close friend, who has gone on a long trip or just

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How to understand spoken French better

How to better understand spoken french
How to better understand spoken french

As a learner of the French language, you’ve probably found out that, no matter how much you study, understanding everyday spoken French is an enormous challenge.

The problem is the same in many languages : you can learn grammar and vocabulary, you can master reading and even writing, but when it comes to listening to spoken language, it’s just a

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French conversation for a cocktail party

French conversation for a cocktail party
French conversation for a cocktail party

One of my biggest challenges when learning a new language is having a conversation at a party where most of the people are native speakers.

Meeting new people, introducing oneself, engaging in small talk, talking and asking about personal life, work life, relationships to other persons ...  

That’s all quite challenging when you’re barely mastering the basics of the language.

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How to express surprise and excitement in French

Life is full of surprises.  Every now and then someone will come out and tell you something that will make your jaw drop, your eyes stare in disbelief, your blood flush with excitement.

When learning a foreign language, I find these situations to be very uncomfortable.

Why ? Because I’m typically short on things to say to express these feelings

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The best French expressions for love

dialogue en français simple - Les yeux de l'amour - leçon vidéo de français parlé

They say France is a romantic soul's dream...  Makes you want to fly to Paris in a quest for love, with as a backdrop the Champs Elysée and Eiffel tower ...

But how do the real French actually feel, and talk, about love ? Are they as romantic as in the movies and novels ?

Most of them aren’t.  Like

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