Be very successful with the French expression faire un tabac
There are many varieties of French, but perhaps one of the most elusive is French texting: the bewildering assortment of abbreviations, acronyms, and even symbols used in email, text messaging (SMS), social media, chatrooms, and forums.
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The French adverb mal
literally means "unwell" or "badly" and is found in a variety of idiomatic expressions. Learn how to say homesick, world-weariness, to work hard, and more with this list of expressions with mal
, "which one," is the pronominal equivalent of the interrogative adjective quel
, meaning that quel
+ noun can be replaced by lequel
. It has different forms depending on the gender and number of the noun it replaces.
Once upon a time, I wrote a lesson on the French expression il était une fois
Listen to a short, easy conversation between a waiter and two diners.
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Like English nouns, most French nouns have singular and plural forms. In addition, French nouns referring to people and animals often have different masculine and feminine forms, which means that these nouns can have up to four forms.
Grenoble, chef-lieu du département de l'Isère, dans la région Rhône-Alpes, est la 16e plus grande ville française. Entourée de montagnes, on l'appelle « la capitale des Alpes ».