5 Things you should never do in France

Don’t make these classic mistakes. When traveling to France do you ever get the feeling that you just asked for something strange, or maybe did something wrong? Here at Strommen we help you to learn the language but also master the culture so that you can navigate foreign countries like a native. Check out this short video with 5 easy tips of what NOT to do in France.      

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100 Useful French Words (part 2)

100 more useful French words part 2. After the sucess of our last post – here are 100 more useful French words. bateau boat, ship noun million million noun sac bag, sack noun impossible impossible adjective seconde second, moment noun bête stupid, silly noun, adjective découvrir to discover, find verb erreur error, mistake noun soleil sun, sunlight noun voyage trip, journey noun sauter to jump verb rêver to dream verb détester to hate, detest verb clair clear, apparent adjective faux […]

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Why This Won’t Work – A Waverly Labs Pilot Meme

If you haven’t seen the viral video by Waverly Labs introducing the Pilot (Soon to be on Indiegogo) FOLLOW THIS LINK Then read on. The Pilot from Waverly labs wont replace learning languages. I will go one step further and say that the Pilot may even be vaporwear. What’s that? It is a product, typically computer hardware or software, that is announced to the general public but is never actually manufactured nor officially cancelled. Pilot by Waverly Labs won’t work because of: 1) Latency: […]

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100 most frequently used French words – Challenge!

100 most frequently used French words Challenge! Over the next 100 days we will be tweeting 100 of the most commonly used Spanish words. We challenge you to learn them! You can follow our Twitter account: https://twitter.com/dailyfrenchword (just for French) or our Facebook here for the challenge! Learn the top 100 French words below. By learning the 100 most frequently used French words you will open the keys to getting to Strommen level 2 or 3. The 100 most frequently used French words below are compiled from […]

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3 special French Friday Expressions #jesuischarlie

In French La Liberté d’Expression means Freedom of Speech. As a reminder it is equally important in French, in English, and in any other language. In French, Mettre tout le monde dans le même panier means To paint everybody with the same brush. Although, it literally means “To put everybody in the same basket”. French people often use the term Amalgame. As you can see, the spelling is slightly different, but that concept of generalization (généralisation) is as equally harmful. In French, On peut […]

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5 FUNNY FRENCH EXPRESSIONS

HI Students! Here are some funny French Expressions: In French “Poser un lapin” means “To stand someone up”. Although it literally means : “To put a rabbit”. In French “Avoir un nom à coucher dehors” means “To have an unpronounceable name”. Although it literally means: “To have a name that makes one sleep outside”. In French “Donner sa langue au chat” means “To give up” (when one can’t find the answer to a question during a guessing game). Although it […]

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French Word Of The Day: “Petite”. Which does not mean “petite”.

“Petite”, the French word, does not mean “petite”. It means “small” or “little”. “Petite” is actually the feminin version of the adjective “petit”.

The French translation for the English word “petite” is “menu”. Which also means “menu”. As for the translation of the word “confusing”, it’s “pas clair” (“unclear”).

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Inspirational Quotes – learning a language sayings

Inspirational Quotes - learning a language sayings

Below are some great learning a language sayings and inspirational quotes.  ❝To have another language is to possess a second soul.❞ ‒Charlemagne ❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞ ‒Nelson Mandela ❝One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.❞ ‒Frank Smith ❝The limits of my language are the […]

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Happy Victoire du 8 mai 1945

Victoire du 8 mai 1945

Victoire du 8 mai 1945 Le 8 mai marque la date anniversaire de la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale en Europe occidentale. Le 7 mai 1945, à 2h41, un premier acte de capitulation allemande est signé à Reims. Les combats doivent cesser à 23h01, le 8 mai, heure française. La nouvelle n’est communiquée officiellement en France que le lendemain. Le 8 mai, à 15h00, les cloches de toutes les églises françaises sonnent donc officiellement la fin de la guerre tandis que le général de Gaulle en fait l’annonce radiophonique. « […]

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Strommen recommends: Best French Restaurants in Los Angeles

Strommen Recommends: Best French Restaurants in Los Angeles As a French guy living in L.A., there’s one question I get asked almost every two days : “Are there any good French restaurants in LA?” Of course there are good French restaurants in LA! And here are the tips I have been giving to my new friends lately. One of my favorite French restaurants is Little Next Door (on 3rd and Crescent Heights). It doesn’t sound too French, but wait until the […]

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