The French Words that are the Most Difficult to Pronounce

Even the bravest language learner sometimes doesn’t quite know what they’ve gotten themselves in for. In this video, French culture vlogger Kate of the YouTube channel Unintentionally Frenchified sits down with Jordan Patrick, AKA Califo.Ricain for a special language challenge. Kate and Jordan face off against Google in a pronunciation contest in which, I think it’s fair to say, … Lire la suite The French Words that are the Most Difficult to Pronounce

What Happens When You Lose Your Native Language

“My father is sometimes horrified to hear me speak French and accuses me of massacring Molière’s language,” jokes Missiva Khacer, a French expat in the United States for nearly a dozen years. This lawyer in Florida, specializing in business and immigration law, struggles to structure her sentences in French. “There’s nothing more annoying than a word that … Lire la suite What Happens When You Lose Your Native Language

12 Words With Very Different Meanings in the U.S. and the UK

Dressed in a warm jumper and his most homely trainers, Fred tossed some biscuits and rubbers for the children into his trolley. Which side of the pond did you grow up on? How you interpreted the above sentence revealed the answer (unless you’re from Canada, where the words sometimes have both meanings, leading to double the misunderstandings). … Lire la suite 12 Words With Very Different Meanings in the U.S. and the UK