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Pourquoi le w est-il dit se prononcer en général /v/ et pas /w/ (oué) ?

D'après les manuels de CP que je vois, ainsi que plusieurs références sur le web, je lis souvent que le w se prononce « en général » /v/. Or, à part dans wagon et WC, la plupart des mots courants que ...
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Similarity of French and English languages ! [closed]

If someone has dominance over English language usually in how much period of time can gain enough skill in French language ? Since I believe many words of English and French are similar and just ...
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Quel est l'équivalent français de l'anglais « College »?

Quels sont les équivalents du « College » américain dans les pays francophones ? À quoi correspondent les « Lycée » et « Collège » de la langue française ?
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Should I translate academic designations given after a name (earned in English) into French?

In English, people's names are sometimes stated with an academic designation (basically, a degree) in their name: “John Smith, Ph.D.”. When adding an academic designation after a name, should the ...
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When was the word “baccalauréat” first used in France?

I have just read the etymology of the word; quite fascinating indeed. But I would also want to know when this word was introduced into the language. My guess is somewhere in the Middle Ages, but I ...
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What is the correct French noun for a school report?

What is the correct French noun for a school report? A school report is the report on a child's progress written by a teacher.
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What is a good native french dictionary and grammar book? [closed]

I would like to buy a French dictionary and grammar book written for native speakers. What are some good ones?
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Where can I find good reading materials without the literary tenses?

So here's my strategy for learning French: Took 4 years in high school, so I already know the basics and a lot of vocabulary. Memorize ~2000 new nouns and ~2000 new verbs, thus expanding vocabulary ...
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Quelle est la différence d'usage des termes « master » et « magistère » ?

Sortant d'une école d'ingénieur, je me suis toujours considéré comme ayant un diplôme équivalent au grade de master, ou comme on dit également « Master's degree ». Cependant, j'ai certains amis qui ...
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Word for a test that will not be graded

What is the best word for a multiple choice test that only serves to show the students their own progress or lack thereof? Optimally, the word or phrase should be panic-avoiding. Literally saying ...