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  • Giving Orders
  • OU Pronunciation
  • Faire un tabac
  • Texting
  • Online Translators
  • réclamer - Mot du jour
  • Holidays and Events

Giving Orders

Giving orders in French
The imperative isn't the only way to give orders in French - there are several other constructions which offer different nuances and levels of politeness.


French pronunciation
The French letter combination OU is pronounced similarly to ou in the English word "group" or like the w in "win."

Faire un tabac

Faire un tabac
Be very successful with the French expression faire un tabac.


French texting abbreviations
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.

Online Translators

Online translators
Online translators can be helpful tools as long as you're aware of their limitations.

Mot du jour



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Holidays and events

Features related to upcoming holidays and events in the French-speaking world.
Plus some celebratory expressions:

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