5 reasons to learn French you haven’t thought about.

Learn-french | 11 March 2015

Yes it’s true. French is spoken by more than 200 million people across the world. Yes, French is the language of culture. And yes, learning French is a good base to learn other Latin-rooted languages.

But there are some other reasons why you should start learning French:

• Because the French romanticism is not dead!

“Je vous trouve très belle” or “Bonjour Mademoiselle”. These kinds of movie quotes can still be used more or less successfully as flirting lines. Of course, this is not the only factor for success, but it can help you reach the “French kiss” step!

• Because French people can’t speak other languages.

A study showed that French people speak an average of 1.5 languages. Conclusion: You will be lucky to find someone speaking your language when you’re in France.

• Because a French joke a day keeps the doctor away.

There are the jokes about the Swiss and the Belgians. And then there are the really good ones. The French humor is full of wit, plays on words, and sly double meanings, so many jokes can’t be translated. If you like having fun, a few hours on Lingvist will help you understand the funniest French jokes. And share them with your friends of course!


So close Dexter! The right expression is “omelette au fromage”!

• So you can pronounce French foods and wines correctly.

Bourgueil, Pot-au-feu, Mignardises: these are some of the more delicious and difficult words of the French cuisine. But after a bit of practice and learning, you’ll be able to say them correctly. And that will earn you the right to boast when ordering in restaurants.

• Because you’ll be having a lot of fun learning with Lingvist.

Even if the reasons above are not a source of motivation for you, you can still give Lingvist a try, and see how much fun (and useful) it is.

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