Déjà vu

Déjà vu
If you haven't seen this lesson on the French expression déjà vu, you don't know what you're missing.

   

Garbled Expressions

Garbled French expressions
English is full of French words and expressions, but pronunciation and even meaning can get distorted along the way - so much so that their provenance may not be recognizable. Toodle loo!

   

   

Je ne sais quoi

Je ne sais quoi
There's a certain je ne sais quoi about the French expression je ne sais quoi, don't you think? Read this lesson to find out what it is!

   

   

   

Oh, So French! Expressions

Oh, so French! expressions
Francophiles love to toss around French phrases when speaking English, but they're not always as French as they may seem. Here are some "oh, so French!" expressions linked to how they're actually used by native speakers - if at all.

   

   

RSVP

RSVP
I invite you to read this lesson on the French acronym RSVP - please respond.

   

   

   

   

Vive la France !

Vive la France !
Vive la France is a French expression near and dear to the heart of every Francophile. You've undoubtedly heard it many times, especially in mid-July and during the World Cup. Get le scoop on what vive la France actually means as well as how it's spelled and pronounced with this detailed analysis.

   

Voilà

Nous voilà !
This is a comprehensive lesson on a very useful French expression, voilà.