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Business French, Part 2- Essential French Expressions to Use in the Workplace

If you normally write your professional emails in English you know there are several set phrases when communicating with colleagues and clients. Today we offer the French equivalent of these sentences; read along and let us know if we missed your favorite!

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Fun with French Idiomatic Expressions, Part 2

If there’s one thing that France is famous for, it has to be the delicious food! The French are known for their baguettes, cheeses, wines,…

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Struggling to Translate Some English Words into French? Here's Why

Have you noticed that when you try to translate some of your English words there just doesn’t seem to be the "mot juste." Here is a list of words in English that don’t seem to have an exact French equivalent.

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Business French, Part 1- Salutations and Closings

In part 1 of our Business French series, we are providing you with several salutations and closings the French use when writing more formal letters and emails. Whether it’s a letter to a potential employer or an email cementing a partnership, these words and phrases will come in handy again and again!

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Parlez Québecois !

New Englanders are lucky to have a Francophone region a quick plane or scenic car ride away.  While many of us dream of visiting the…

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Abbreviation Adventures in French

LOL, YOLO, ILY, LMK- these are some of the abbreviations you may see in the US on social media or in text messages these days…

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Fun with French Idiomatic Expressions

Has anyone ever told you they have the cockroach? Or that they drink like a hole? Idiomatic expressions can be funny to hear in another…

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Putting an Accent on Success

Each year, the French Cultural Center raises funds through generous individual gifts and proceeds from our annual Tour de France Viticole Wine Dinner to support…

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Practicing French…Outside the Classroom

Many students ask about ways to improve their French while they aren't in class. As a student of the French Cultural Center, I too am…

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Why Learn French? (What you may not know about the language of love.)

Recently, I had dinner with a friend and her colleagues. As often happens during these kinds of get-togethers, the conversation turned towards work. After telling…

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