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Having “La Flemme” Is Not What You Think

Avoir La Flemme, Ça Veut Dire Quoi ? No you haven’t stumbled on to a post about colds, flus and other illnesses. It’s Friday and that means it’s time for your weekly dose of French picked up from living in France. Avoir la flemme is a widely used oral expression meaning to feel lazy, to not be […]

Tellement… que…

One common word in France that I hear a lot is tellement. It can mean a few things but basically it emphasises something, be it a noun, adjective, or act as an adverb. Here’s an example: It’s so hot today that I need an ice cream. Il fait tellement chaud aujourd’hui que j’ai besoin d’une glace. […]

Language Challenge #2 – Thoughts

So this week’s language challenge was a little bit different. I really want to improve my listening as it’s still my weakest of the 4 skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. It’s the most frustrating because much of your improvement is down to time. It will come but it’s less in your control than the […]

How to say “makes sense” in French

This week on French Friday I want to tell you all something very useful and something you’ll want to say very often when speaking French. Are you ready? It’s “that makes sense” and “does that make sense?”. Even after 18 months I’m still using this one regularly. It’s one of those where you can’t just use […]

Feel Good Learning French

To feel good learning French you need to remember a few things. None more so than it’s a marathon and not a sprint. Even if you set a tangible goal of passing an exam or speaking about something you love. You will have ups and downs. Here are a few ways of maximising that feel […]