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French movies/videos with French subtitles

There is an amazing site called Les films français avec sous-titres where one may find a plethora of films to watch of different genres (comedies, dramas, adventures and the like). Very useful: TEDx ...
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french learners dictionary, for beginers, with examples

My preferred online dictionary for French is Word Reference (http://www.wordreference.com/). It has English to French translations as well as French to English translations. It doesn't have Portuguese-...
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Why are there over 100,000+ words for coloring materials in French?

100k is a theoretical gross estimation of the number of distinct coloring materials but no dictionary lists them. In chemistry, molecules are described by their formulas and from these formulas, a ...
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La synthèse et l'essai argumentatif

Ceci n'est pas vraiment une question de langue française mais comme il n'y a pas l'équivalent de writers pour le français, je vais donner des pistes sous forme de sites ressources. La première chose ...
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As of 2018, has any descriptive French grammar been published?

I would recommend Le Bon Usage. The online version is probably a boon since it can be somewhat challenging to search in the paper version. It is very extensive, is replete with examples, and includes ...
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French movies/videos with French subtitles

You have also really nice Youtube channels to learn (or improve) french for free among which: Learn French with Vincent Vincent is a French teacher with his own YouTube channel, and he will teach ...
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Are there any alternatives to Google Translate?

I am amazed at the realistic translations of DeepL. And I think—just my impression—they are not wildly gathering data as google does. Translations Comparison Judge yourselves. I translated my own ...
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Tips to learn "le parler Québécois"

After three weeks of holidays in Québec, here is what i could say: grammar is almost the same than in France pronunciation can be VERY different, probably depending on the area of Québec (but ...
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Online French newspapers, magazines, etc, with English translation

Simple French Unfortunately I can't comment yet, because I'm not sure if something like French English News is quite what you're looking for or if it is a little too simple. Therefore I'll leave that ...
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What are some great French voice actors, readers or radio presenters?

Two excellent story tellers (who could really captivate or even electrify TV and radio audiences) are: Alain Decaux, who was a member of the Académie Française. He specialized on historical topics (...
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Website that aggregates definitions from multiple French dictionaries in one place

Commercial dictionaries would certainly object: Le Robert: Par conséquent, sauf autorisation de l’Editeur, l’utilisation de systèmes automatisés ou de logiciels pour extraire et collecter tout ou ...
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Resources for learning French phrases (e.g. en train de=in the process of)

what you are referring to are called « locutions » in French. You see, there is 8 types (or categories) of words in French: Noms -> Nouns (example: Voiture -> car); Déterminants -> Determiners (...
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Tips to learn "le parler Québécois"

My suggestion: use analogies (in time and space). To Québec folks: I will draw comparisons with another language. Please see no offence in that. I am a French speaking French-native. I just come ...
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Online Ancien-Français or Moyen-Français dictionary?

The Godefroy dictionary covers French from the 9th to the 15th centuries. It is available on-line here, among other invaluable resources:
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How to distinguish "rather" formal register from neutral register?

I’m afraid this will also be a non-answer to your question, but it may shed some light on how opinions vary, and show how one might see green where another sees blue. I’ll start with a very localised ...
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Quelques revues françaises comme The Economist ?

L'équivalent de The Economist tant par la teneur et le sérieux du contenu que par l'utilisation par les enseignants et étudiants dans les cours de FLE (Français Langue Étrangère) est Le Monde. Les ...
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Un site pour les traductions des menus et options windows ?

Microsoft offre un « Portail linguistique » où on choisit les deux langues à comparer (y compris FR→EN et EN→FR), ainsi que le produit dans lequel le terme souhaité apparaîtrait : Microsoft - ...
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French “Collocation in Use” book

Cooccurrence is the word you'd be looking for to translate collocation. I haven't been a huge fan of this kind of book, so I won't be a very good reference in the comparative values of the available ...
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Anciens manuels scolaires

Une petite recherche m'a fourni : https://www.liberte-scolaire.com/articles/analyses/un-tresor-de-manuels-scolaires-anciens-a-explorer-de-toute-urgence/ https://manuelsanciens.blogspot.com/
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Liste de mots français avec accents?

Ce n'est pas une abomination, listedemots.net est un site dédié aux joueurs de Scrabble pour lequel les accents ne sont pas pris en compte. Le site lexique.org permet d'interroger une base de 140000 ...
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Foundation text in French

There is no such thing as a fundamental text in French, as for any other living language. The Odyssey may be considered fundamental for ancient Greek, but that's only because nowadays, with all the ...
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Why are there over 100,000+ words for coloring materials in French?

I can answer that question from the chemical side. First, the number of possible molecules is infinite. If you restrict the list to commercially available molecules, there are various estimates of ...
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What movies or TV series can I use to improve my French?

Try News in Slow French.... https://www.newsinslowfrench.com/.
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Any good list for most commonly used phrases and expressions?

Two fairly extensive lists, which I found by googling for "french idioms": http://french.about.com/library/express/blexdico-a.htm http://www.languagerealm.com/french/frenchidioms.php
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Expressions such as “la crème de la crème” and others

le gratin, l'élite d'un groupe de personnes. le premier choix de ce qu'il y a en magasin. le meilleur de tous. le dessus du panier, le top du top,
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Why don't French dictionaries show all conjugations?

The conjugated forms are not needed when you have learnt the patterns and the exceptions. In the mentioned case, only those forms that are exceptions from the normal pattern are printed, the remaining ...
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List of French minimal pairs

I pretergramaticaly created such a list, and detailed the process on my blog. The list itself, which is quite long (2921 pairs!) can be seen here.
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What is the French equivalent of The Chicago Manual of Style?

I would say "Lexique des règles typographiques en usage à l'Imprimerie nationale" what are some book, magazine or journal publishers that are known to pay special attention to good typography and ...
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What is the French equivalent of The Chicago Manual of Style?

Le bon usage, by Maurice Grevisse is a comprehensive resource for teachers of French, authors, translators and editors. J. André with Petites leçons de typographie, offers a very useful booklet. L'...
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