Words And Phrases

Parlez Vous Politeness?!

Written by on March 3, 2014 in French Language, Words And Phrases
Parlez Vous Politeness?!

Our Nice reporter Margo Lestz visits her local café La Petite Syrah in Nice and looks at how minding your manners can significantly reduce the price of your coffee! Learning a few key phrases in French will make you friends and may save you money, find out how to parlez vous politely in just a […]

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Common French Christmas Phrases

Written by on November 20, 2013 in Courses, Learn French, Words And Phrases
Common French Christmas Phrases

Géraldine Lepère is a French woman with a mission – to help non-French speakers learn French and speak it Comme Une Francaise – real French like a real French woman.She has won over the press, won awards and won fans all over the world who love her honesty, passion and fun lessons. When she set […]

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French words and phrases for Train Travel in France

Written by on October 14, 2013 in Words And Phrases
French words and phrases for Train Travel in France

Using trains in France can be a great way to get around for visitors to the country, but so many people worry about not speaking French, not understanding how to use the stations or find their way around. Don’t be put off, its not that difficult with a little in advance homework and checking. These […]

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French terms and phrases for a medical emergency

Written by on March 13, 2013 in Words And Phrases with 0 Comments
French terms and phrases for a medical emergency

If you should need a doctor, hospital or ambulance in France, these useful words and phrases might help you. If you need to call an ambulance try to make sure you can give location details and an update of the situation as best you can. Calling an ambulance in France 15 – The national emergency […]

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French Language | The language of bargain hunting

Written by on February 26, 2013 in Words And Phrases with 0 Comments
French Language | The language of bargain hunting

  You scour the stalls of the street markets, haunt the antique shops and comb the second hand sales stores – you spot it, that special item. You want it but, you need to know how much and, if it is over budget how to get it at the price you want. Here’s a quick […]

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French Hairdressing Terms to use at the French Hairdressers in France

Written by on December 14, 2012 in Words And Phrases with 2 Comments
French Hairdressing Terms to use at the French Hairdressers in France

The Good Life France team met a lady who came to France 6 years ago to live – she had been going back to London every few months to get her hair done because she didn’t know how to ask for what she wanted in French. What is the French word for Hairdresser? A hairdressers […]

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French Language: Halloween French Words

Written by on October 15, 2012 in Words And Phrases with 0 Comments
French Language: Halloween French Words

The festival of Halloween is celebrated in France but with not quite the same amount of enthusiasm as the US or UK. It has grown in popularity since the mid 1990s but is seen as a little too commercial for French tastes.     Nonetheless, the concept of Halloween is becoming more fashionable and so, […]

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French Sayings and Proverbs

Written by on October 2, 2012 in Words And Phrases with 0 Comments
French Sayings and Proverbs

French saying and proverbs: There are some expressions that mean the same the whole world over. In the French language and the English language there are times when expressions mean the same but the words can seem to have a completely different meaning. Take for instance the English language expression “No Pain, no gain” – […]

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The French Alphabet

Written by on July 30, 2012 in Words And Phrases with 0 Comments
The French Alphabet

You might think that the French alphabet for English speakers is not a problem.  You might be wrong!  We heard from someone that they had an interesting visit to Brico Depot – the huge DIY store chain thanks to not knowing how to pronounce the letter of the alphabet in French.  They were trying to […]

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French Estate Agent words and phrases

Written by on April 11, 2012 in Words And Phrases
French Estate Agent words and phrases

A few commonly used terms that estate agents (immobiliers) in France use:             Abri – shed Appartement meublé – furnished apartment Deux-pièces – one bedroomed apartment Cave – usually refers to a cellar rather than a cave though there are cave dwellings in some parts of France such as the […]

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