Alors on Danse: Lyrics in French and English, with explanations

Alors on Danse: Lyrics in French and English, with explanations We love using music to learn French here at LingoCulture, so we have a whole series of blog posts that look specifically at well-known French songs. Today we’ll cover a popular dance hit by Belgian artist Stromae: Alors on Danse. Keep reading...

Number words in French: Fractions, Age ranges, Decades, Collective nouns, Big numbers, etc

In this post we’re covering a handful of related topics that all revolve around numbers. Let’s think of today’s post as a lesson on all the number words in French. This post is clearly a follow-up to our beginner lessons on counting to 100, and on ordinal numbers. We also Keep reading...

French reflexive pronouns: An easy guide to Me Te Se Nous Vous Se

French reflexive pronouns are used whenever someone performs an action on themself. The equivalents in English generally end in -self, such as myself, yourself, or ourselves. In French, the third-person reflexive pronoun se is also often used when two or more people perform an action together, in contexts where in English you’d Keep reading...

Quel definition: Understanding all the forms of Quel in French

Quel in French is one of the fundamental words that learners get to know early on. At first glance, our French quel is just a question word meaning which, right? That’s certainly the easiest quel definition we can point to, but is it the only one? Today we’re going deep on this multi-faceted Keep reading...

Lingoda vs LingoCulture: A review of French language classes online

Learning French offers a multitude of benefits, no matter how you approach the language. As one of the most widely spoken languages globally, proficiency in French opens doors for communication and cultural exchange with millions of people across several continents. French immersion is perhaps best way to fully grasp the Keep reading...

The Alouette Song: Meaning and lyrics in French and English

Some songs transcend time, space, and even language, just like the Alouette song. This catchy traditional French-Canadian tune is often sung as a children’s lullaby, characterized by its playful melody and repetitive lyrics. It’s also very popular in classrooms to help kids learn French, since it lists various body parts Keep reading...

Ordinal numbers in French: A simple guide

How do you say first, second, and third in French? Luckily for English speakers, ordinal numbers in French are actually quite easy! Almost every number just follows the same format: we just add -ième, with only a few exceptions that we’ll explain below. Let’s dive straight in with our list Keep reading...

French accent marks: A detailed guide to the French diacritics

French accent marks are among the defining features of the language, appearing abundantly in any written text. Accent marks in French are integral features of the words in which they appear, so words are spelled incorrectly when they’re omitted. The French alphabet has the same 26 letters as in English, but Keep reading...

Bonjour Mon Ami ! 12 ways to say Friend in French

Making French-speaking friends throughout your language learning journey is an excellent way to build in language practice that doesn’t feel like practice. But how do you refer to these friends in French? In this post, we’ll walk you through the basics of how to say friend in French, from noun Keep reading...

An vs Année, Jour vs Journée, and Nuit vs Nuitée: Subtle French word pairs

Navigating the subtleties of a new language can be a fascinating journey. In French, certain word pairs carry nuanced differences that can significantly impact the meaning of a sentence. In today’s post we’ll explore three such pairs: an vs année, jour vs journée, and nuit vs nuitée. These words each have distinct meanings Keep reading...