Deliberate Practice

Deliberate French practice"Practice makes perfect." These simple words, so ubiquitous and readily accepted that you’ve probably never given them much thought, only tell part of the story. Yes, practice is vital, but there's more to it than that. It's not just practice you need, but rather deliberate practice.

Elision

French elisionAn elision is a type of contraction that occurs when two words are combined: one or more letters are dropped and replaced with an apostrophe. In French, written elisions are required, regardless of the register you're speaking or writing in.

   

   

Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac
Read the set description and opening scene of this classic French play, with side-by-side English translation.

   

Petit Expressions

French expressions with petit
The French adjective petit, which usually means "small" or "little," is found in many idiomatic expressions, including low-budget, small-time, and early childhood. Learn these and dozens of other French expressions featuring petit.