Mastering the R sound
Is the French language sexist? That’s the claim of 314 education professionals, who have have launched a petition calling for changes to grammatical rules which they say echo the prejudices of a patriarchal society.
With one word French President Emmanuel Macron found a perfect putdown for his predecessor, who had been publically criticising his policies.
Reading is a great way to enrich your French. Here are four suggestions to fire your imagination.
Have you ever done the red hammer trick? If not, you should try it.
Do you speak interlanguage?
Clearly articulated vowel sounds are an essential part of good French pronunciation.
In the late 1800s, a German scientist named Hermann Ebbinghaus carried out tests on the human capacity to memorise information. At first glance the results make worrying reading.
If you enjoy semi-junk food, you’re no doubt familiar with “La vache qui rit”, the moreish cream cheese spread they’ve been churning out from the Jura region since 1921.
Masculine or feminine? Getting the gender of nouns right is a key to fluency in French.