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Are you learning French? Over 30 years ago I moved to France with only a basic knowledge of the language and yet was fluent within 6 months!
There are a few strategies I recommend to help master learning French.
- Learn some basic vocabulary to provide the basis upon which to build your language skills.
- Watch French TV series and movies (in French with subtitles). It is amazing how much you will learn. It is also a great introduction to French culture.
- Practice – I learnt through complete immersion. Try a language learning programme such as Rosetta Stone or Berlitz.
- Move to France!
In this article you will learn some basic vocabulary for shopping such as the names of shops and some of the items you may wish to buy when shopping in France!
My 5 minute French shopping vocabulary quiz will test your knowledge of basic French words needed for shopping – have fun and learn at the same time!
What is the French for a clothing store?
What is a butcher shop in French?
What is a cheese shop called in French?
What can you buy in la confiserie?
What can you buy in la boulangerie?
If you wanted to buy some jewelery which shop would you choose?
What is the French for shoe shop?
What is the French word for money?
Je cherche une jupe rouge. What am I looking for?
It starts to rain so I decide to buy a raincoat...what do I buy?
Read more about visiting France
You will find lots of information about visiting Paris and France on this website.
For first time visitors I recommend reading my guide to things NOT to do in the French capital (many things you may have seen in the popular Netflix series Emily in Paris for example!)
If you enjoy reading I have a selection of books to read before you visit France and if watching TV or movies is more your thing then my best French TV series or movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime are the place to start.
If you are a foodie my guide to 10 foods to try in Paris (plus where to find them) is a must-read!
If you have an interest in history and would you like to see photographs of cities in Europe and the world in the 1800’s including Paris read my post compiled using photographs from a book my Great-Grandfather received from his school in 1903.
And if you are still looking for inspiration check out these quotes about Paris and France!