Ressources pour apprendre ou améliorer son français.

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As of July 2016, is there any new and improved linguistics research on « à » vs « de » ?

Because later works probably ameliorate and supersede earlier works, I cite only articles published after 2005 that I have encountered through Google. Because the papers below have extensive ...
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Quel(s) livre(s) me faut-il si j'ai l'intention d'améliorer mon français (afin de me rapprocher d'un registre plus soutenu)?

Je ne sais pas ce qui m'arrive... Lorsque j'écris en français, je sens que je ne sais qu'employer le registre familier. Lorsque je vais sur amazon.fr pour chercher des livres pour améliorer mon ...
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Des ressources pour apprendre la phonétique française ?

Je ne sais pas exactement où chercher, j'ai bêtement tapé "apprendre la phonétique" sur google mais je n'ai pas trouvé de site qui m'aurait semblé assez bien expliqué et assez détaillé pour un ...
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What is the French equivalent of The Chicago Manual of Style?

The Chicago Manual of Style is one of the oldest and most comprehensive English style guides. It's well-respected and widely used in the publishing industry, covering the areas of copy editing, ...
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Resources for learning French phrases (e.g. en train de=in the process of)

I'd like to know if there're some online resources for learning French phrases, for example, en train de, en cours de etc. I'm practicing listening and reading, but even though I understand each word ...
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References for pronunciation of different verb forms

I'm a beginner in French and I'm learning pronunciation in French with this book. Would anybody come up with any good books/resources which contains the rules of pronunciation of different verb (in ...
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Are there any good online resources for English/French parallel reading?

I am (re-)learning French and would like to grow my vocabulary and contextual grammar by reading the same texts in parallel. I know there is a couple of books that do English and French stories side ...
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A French dictionary able to find words using wildcards like “ * ” or “ ? ”

Where can I find a french dictionary that will display all the words matching a certain string of letters like "a...eurs" (see the example). Example of text with some letters missing from a word: "...
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Where can I find good French audio resources for beginners?

I am a student, and I recently started taking French as a class. My vocabulary is OK, Duolingo teaches you well. But I need a better resource than a textbook, or Duolingo, as neither prepares you to ...
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Any good list for most commonly used phrases and expressions?

There are a lot of lists of words, which could be imported directly into Anki. For example, memrise has an online course, containing 5000 most frequent words in the French language. Now I nearly ...
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Oxford 3000 for French

“The Oxford 3000” (PDF listing) is a selection of the 3000 most frequently used words in English. If you know them, you can understand the meaning of more than 80% of the words in a general text. Is ...
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Any suggestions on shows/movies/youtubers to increase French listening skills?

I have been looking for ways to improve my French listening skills and so far I have only found one youtuber that has helped me (Françaisavecpierre) Do any of you have any suggestions? And can you ...
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Où trouver des livres audio (audiobooks) non romanesques et contemporains ?

J'aimerais savoir où je puis acquérir, à titre gracieux, des livres audio non romanesques et modernes écrits en français, ou traduits en français, ceux qui sont forcément publiés pendant les 50 ans ...
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Where can I find a well-organized free french lessons website?

I'm starting to grasp French, but in my journey of finding good resources I haven't been able to find a good site with a good structure of lessons. What I'm looking for is a French site with lessons ...
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Comedy skits for learning French

I am looking for small comedy skits in French language. I need this to learn French and also act the skit for my teacher. It would be great if I have some links to some website containing these skits.
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Learn French from music — resources?

I am looking for resources for learning French from music. (Not just adequate music, but the totality of resources, like written French Lyrics, translation, English version etc.)
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Website, app or book with verbs used in sentences

I am brushing up on what little French I learned when I used to take classes two years ago and I'm looking for a reference where I can look up verbs and find plenty - no, LOTS - of examples where the ...
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Expressions such as “la crème de la crème” and others

I am looking for a list of expressions meaning "the best of" such as "la crème de la crème". I would like some serious and funny ones, anyone has some in mind? or a reference for that (I will be ...
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Advanced french for business and customer service

I did French till high school and I can speak relatively well but with an accent and a lack of fluidity with words. I will starting a new customer-facing role dealing with IT projects and I ...
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Is Rosetta Stone effective at teaching French?

I will be learning French for a cycling trip that I will be taking a year from today and am wondering how far into the French language I will be able to get with the Rosetta Stone software. I am ...
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Cherche des stations de radio francophones

Je cherche des stations de radio francophones qui diffusent de la musique des années 60 et 70 (oldies) ou du métal (death metal préferé), qui ont des animateurs et des programmes d'information. Je ...
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Beyond memorisation and time, how can you master grammatical gender in French?

How can adult L2 learners learn, master, and remember grammatical gender more efficiently? Memorisation and time do not improve advanced L2 learners. Are there shortcuts or patterns or rules for ...
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Learning a bit of French with not much time

A native English speaker who I follow on twitter, who's speaking (in English) at a programming conference in Paris tweeted What's the best way to learn a tiny bit of French in a week? A week in ...
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Existe-t-il un dictionnaire anglais-français de termes techniques?

Je dois parfois traduire de l'anglais au français des offres d'emplois qui sont techniques (dans le domaine logiciel), et j'aimerais pouvoir utiliser un ouvrage de référence pour confirmer certains ...
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How to find cognates (ie: words with the same etymology) in English and French?

Many French and English words are related, though often not synonyms or "faux amis". Are there some good lists of such cognates or some database/tool/website that makes it easy to track them down, ...
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Recommended grammar textbook for self-study

There are French grammar textbooks written in my native language. However, most of them are either too simple (containing not enough information) or too hard (contain many information but less ...
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What movies or TV series can I use to improve my French?

Watching movies or TV series are very helpful in learning a language. What such movies or series (french ones, of course) is recommended for a new learner? This is what I experienced in learning ...
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Dictionary with search by endings

Is there a French dictionary where I can search for words with given ending? It would also be nice to have the results sorted by frequence and the nouns marked with gender. I want to check some ...
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French books/other sources with semi-hard grammar and vocabulary?

I'm looking for some French readings (books, websites, anything goes) that are comprehensible enough so I wouldn't have to check every single word/grammatical construction. I'm fluent in English, and ...
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Is there a resource showing conjugation of French verbs together with a pronunciation of all forms of the verb?

I am looking for some resource (book/website/...) that, for any french verb, would show me not only how to conjugate it, but also how to pronounce individual forms of the verb. For a chosen french ...
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Are there any sites dedicated to having French subtitles for French films? [closed]

I see a lot of French subs for English shows but finding French subs for French media has been difficult. Does France not provide subs for hard of hearing people? Anyone know of any sites that have ...
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Est-ce que les films sont un bon moyen d'améliorer les compétences auditives ? [duplicate]

Je cherche les films français pour améliorer mes compétences de compréhension auditive. Il faut que je sache si cela m'aiderait améliorer mes compétences de compréhension (et peut-être également la ...
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Short French podcast used to transcribe?

I need a good resource to train my listening comprehension of French language. I decide to find some podcasts of 2-3 minutes which is appropriate for transcribing. Now I am a beginner and ...
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Où est-ce que je peux regarder la télé en français sur Internet ?

Je veux regarder la télé en français, et ça ne me dérange pas de payer des frais si nécessaire. Est-ce que vous avez des idées ?
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Indicatif de lisibilité d'un texte en français ?

Il existe en anglais (et en ligne) de nombreux analyseurs de textes qui permettent de juger de la lisibilité d'un texte (analyse de la longueur moyenne des mots, de la quantité de vocabulaire ...
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Quels livres ou ressources expliquent les difficultés de la langue française ? [closed]

SVP, veuillez recommander les livres ou ressources, écrits en français ou anglais, qui doivent expliquer ou examiner les raisons et les origines des difficultés (et qui ne pomulguent que les ...
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French grammar book similar to English Grammar in Use

I am looking for a book on French grammar similar to English Grammar in Use by Murphy. The qualities I am seeking are explanations in simple French, a lot of exercises and level about A1/A2 maybe B1. ...
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Is there any video or audio with accurate subtitles or transcripts?

I'm looking for audio or video in French that is accurately transcribed. Preferably, a series or podcast with multiple chapters. Right now I go to youtube, type in a word in French and filter by "...
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Why don't French dictionaries show all conjugations?

I checked Dictionnaire de l'académie française, and found they don't show all conjugation when they explain être: Je suis, tu es, il est ; nous sommes, vous êtes, ils sont. J'étais. Je fus. J'...
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Good and simple book series for beginners like Oxford Bookworms series

As an English learner, I found Oxford "Bookworms series" and "Dominoes" very useful to enhance my reading skill and my English vocabulary. For example, about Bookworms series, each book in the series ...
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Simple audiobooks/books which are not “Learn French” books

I live in Flanders (Belgium) and I've studied French for many years at school, but I wasn't really interested and not trying very hard. So I've lost a lot of potential, but now I really want to start ...
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French word families

Does anyone know of a website or book on French language word families, something along the line of Howard Keller's German Word Family Dictionary? I'm interested in French word roots and the verbs, ...
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Are there good tools for learning to speak French?

I'm a newcomer to France, I've have never had a formal education in French at school (being raised in South Africa), and i'm really trying to improve my French by: Taking lessons once a week, ...
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Start learning French through English [closed]

I desire to learn French, but I am very new to it, i.e. I don't know even a single word in French. I googled this, but I could not access a proper site to learn French online. How can I learn ...
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Where can I find large French texts in .txt format ?

I need to download a long roman/novel in .txt format as a reference so that I can analyze it for some kinda of concordance and finding phrases that I can use as examples. By this way I can improve my ...
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Dans quel ordre enseigner le français ?

Mon petit-ami irlandais essaie de réapprendre le français et je me suis fait une mission de l'aider. Je suis italienne mais je suis née et j'ai vécu au Luxembourg, donc je le parle assez couramment ...
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Free online resources for beginner course [closed]

Along the lines of the same question on German Language & Usage, what are good, free online resources for an English speaker to learn French properly from scratch? Ideally, important areas such ...
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Que puis-je étudier après avoir terminé tous les niveaux de Rosetta Stone? [closed]

J’étudie le français depuis de quelques mois et je viens de terminer tous les niveaux de Rosetta Stone. C'est un bon programme, mais je crois que j'ai beaucoup de mots et de grammaire à étudier, et ...
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Y a-t-il des émissions françaises qui ne sont pas trop difficiles ?

Je prends AP French Language & Culture et je ne peux pas écouter le français sans difficulté. Les émissions d'actualité de tv5monde sont d'un bon niveau pour moi mais je cherche d'autres émissions ...
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Are there any french image board sites like the American 4chan?

Since I am from a non French speaking country it's hard to know any underground content. Is there a French equivalent of 4chan?