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.
You've probably heard the expression vive la France once or twice, especially in mid-July and during the World Cup. Get le scoop on what it actually means as well as how it's spelled and pronounced with this detailed analysis.
Believe it or not, when you walk into your first French class, you already know hundreds and hundreds French words, because there are at least 1,700 vrais amis; that is, French and English words that are spelled identically and mean the same thing - at least sometimes.