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Why don't French dictionaries show all conjugations?

It's because a dictionary does not have to show conjugation. It's purpose is to explain the meaning of the words and the correct spelling. In French (I do not know for other languages) we ...
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French word list with genders

Aller sur Dicollecte Cliquer sur Lexique [5.2] et télécharger. Après décompression, votre bonheur se trouve dans le fichier lexique-dicollecte-fr-v5.2.txt ... bienvenue en francophonie !
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Are there any sites dedicated to having French subtitles for French films?

Actually, about anything that airs on French TV has captions for the deaf and hard of hearing, by law. However, I've never seen them available for download anywhere. To make matters worse, French DVDs ...
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Similar words in English and in French, and counterexamples

First 7 results on google : http://french.about.com/cs/vocabulary/a/falsecognates.htm http://www.oxfordlanguagedictionaries.com/Public/PublicResources.html?direction=b-fr-en&sp=S/oldo/resources/...
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Y a-t-il des émissions françaises qui ne sont pas trop difficiles ?

Je peux recommander C'est pas sorcier, qui m'a beaucoup aidé lorsque j'apprenais le français. C'est une émission qui cible les lycéens et explique un éventail énorme de sujets (savants, historiques, ...
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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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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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Dictionary with search by endings

Lexique.org provides an advanced search tool. Searching for words ending with -age or -ade is done from that page that way: and leads to this result. ...
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Where can I find good French audio resources for beginners?

Well, if you want to listen to French being spoken by a Frenchman, talking about the French language... I can't think of anything better than Merci Professeur. :)
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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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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?

EDIT: back in 2014 Deepl wasn't out. Go for Deepl, I use it all the time. Old answer: I usually use reverso to translate. As you can see in this link, when I translate devis into English, I have a lot ...
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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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Where can I find good French audio resources for beginners?

You could try some audio book if you only need to hear French speaking, accessible from youtube such as "Le Petit Prince". As mentioned by Anupama, tv5monde is a good source too. It also provides ...
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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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Où trouver des sources fiables sur les gentilés ?

Le petit Robert en donne une liste importante (2ème annexe en fin de volume). Sinon j'ai trouvé cette liste, et une carte interactive ; et pour le Québec. N.B. Wikipédia donne quelques pistes pour ...
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Are there any textbooks based on the natural method?

Worman, J. H.: First French Book after the Natural Method. Woman's Language Series. 1883. (Scanned by Google Books.) It is not clear to what extent this "natural method" is related to the direct ...
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What movies or TV series can I use to improve my French?

I recommend both Jean de Florette and Manon des sources (Manon of the Spring), based on the novels of the respected author, Marcel Pagnol. The language is clear, unhurried, and nuanced. If you watch ...
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French word list with genders

I'll add Lexique to the list. You can download it in Excel format, and use the Find feature to search for words when you have the document open. The first 6 columns are the most interesting to French ...
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Are there any French image board sites like the American 4chan?

cable6 could be what you are looking for: cable6 est un système de billet électronique simple basé sur l'échange d'image où n'importe qui peut écrire un commentaire ou partager des images. Les ...
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Is there a resource showing conjugation of French verbs together with a pronunciation of all forms of the verb?

Lexique.org has the resource you're looking for. The transcription keys used are given here. There is also flexique, a newer more supervised version that separates verbs from the other categories. ...
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Is there a resource showing conjugation of French verbs together with a pronunciation of all forms of the verb?

Wiktionary has a comprehensive pronunciation appendix for every verb, for example http://fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/Annexe:Conjugaison_en_fran%C3%A7ais/ouvrir
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Short French podcast used to transcribe?

There are dozens of exercises here. They include a transcript, so you can listen and try transcribing yourself, then compare what you've done to the official version. Bon courage !
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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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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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