How to Use the French Pronoun en

How to Use the French Pronoun “en”

If you want your French to sound more advanced, one of the best ways is to understand how to use the French pronoun “en.”

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Opening a French Bank Account: Key Vocabulary & Information

Opening a French bank account is one of the most important things to do on any expat's to-do list. But it can be one of the most puzzling if you don’t understand the relevant vocabulary.

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7 French Autumn Words You Must Learn

If you’re in France this fall, you’ll hear certain French autumn vocabulary words pop up again and again. Don’t be left out of the conversation! Learn the following 7 French autumn words and understand their place in French culture.

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3 Tips for Improving Your Ability to Read French

In our private French lessons, we primarily focus on learning to speak like a native, and most of our lessons are spent in conversation. But reading in French is fundamental to improving your speaking ability. Keep reading to learn 3 tips that will help you to read more fluidly in French.

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Quiz: Amener, Apporter, Emmener, Emporter

Pop quiz! How much did you absorb from our post on the French “bring / take” verbs: amener, apporter, emmener and emporter? Test yourself!

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10 Ways to Say Goodbye in French

Sometimes it’s the simple things that trip you up when speaking French. Saying goodbye, for example, might seem like an easy enough thing to do. But there are numerous phrases for it and, believe it or not, it is possible to use the wrong one! Here are 10 ways to say goodbye (or otherwise end a conversation) in French:

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French Food Vocabulary Guide

There’s no question that at many French restaurants, extra vocabulary guidance is in order. Certain restaurants will feature parts of the animal that you’d likely have trouble naming in your native language, much less French. Be baffled no more! Here's a short guide to common French foods, dishes and preparation styles.

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On y va! French Beach Vocabulary

These days in Paris, we’re experiencing une canicule (a heatwave). If you weren’t already thinking of heading à la plage (to the beach) for a refreshing getaway, you probably are now! Better brush up on your French beach vocabulary!

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Bastille Day: Background & Vocabulary

Another July 14th is just around the corner. You may know it as Bastille Day, but here in France, it’s called “La Fête Nationale” or “le quatorze juillet.” What’s it all about? Simply put, it’s the date that marks the start of la Révolution française (the French Revolution) and represents the day on which France won her independence from the unchecked and absolute power of the monarchy.

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Verb Spotlight: Amener, Apporter, Emmener, Emporter

In this month’s verb spotlight, we’re going to focus on the French “bring / take” verbs. It’s no surprise that these verbs – amener, emmener, apporter and emporter – can prove troublesome for Anglophones as there are very subtle distinctions between them and none has a direct translation into English.

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