Check your French with search engines

GoogleWhen you’re not sure about your French phrasing, a search engine can be a quick and dirty tool for getting a sense of whether you’re on the right track.

It’s not foolproof by any means, but if you search for a short phrase and find fewer than 100 results, it’s a pretty good bet that either you’ve invented a completely new concept or that your French is wrong.

On the other hand, if you find hundreds of thousands of results, your phrase is potentially correct – but be careful! There are some caveats.

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Laura K Lawless

Laura is Kwiziq's Language and Marketing Coordinator. Online educator since '99, Laura is passionate about language, travel, and cooking. She's American by birth and a permanent ex-pat by choice - freelancing made it possible for her to travel extensively and live in several countries before settling permanently in Guadeloupe. Laura is the author of Lawless French, Lawless Spanish, and other websites and books on French, Spanish, English, and vegetarianism. She spends most of her spare time reading, playing with food, and enjoying water sports.