John Melnyk

Originally from central Florida, John lives in the Netherlands where he works as a freelance content writer and translator. With his masters degree in Linguistics and Communication from Leiden University, he writes about all matters linguistic and translates between English, French and Russian. When he's not exploring a forest or mountain side, he also writes fiction and a blog about the intersection of language, policy and culture.

John Melnyk

“I Love You” in French – The Many Ways to Talk about Love in French

In the English speaking world, we so often hear French referred to as ‘the language of love.’ And today we’re going to take some time to focus on that very subject – love. We’ll go over how to talk about love in French including how to talk about falling in love, and of course how …

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How to Say “Happy Birthday” in French (and Other Useful Expressions)

Summer, New Years, May Day. They’re all times for celebration and quite possibly cake. Birthdays, however are a trickier thing that has to be remembered for each person. Maybe you have a French-speaking friend or relative and you want to earn some brownie points. In this post, you’ll learn all about saying “happy birthday” in …

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Getting Comfortable with the “Être” Conjugation in French

The French language has its fair share of quirks. One that you’ll face as soon as you start learning the language is the weird and irregular verb être. The verb simply means ‘to be’ and is used the same way we use it in English. As such, it’s a pretty important word for learning French. However, …

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