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French Verb VOIR: How to Conjugate

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French Verb VOIR TH

The verb VOIR usually means to see (although it can also mean to understand) and has irregular forms in just about every tense and mood.  It is also classified as a verb of perception which means it uses sight, sound or touch to perceive something, and that thing can be an action or an object.In […]

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French Verb DIRE: How to Conjugate

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French Verb DIRE TH

The verb DIRE means to say or to tell and should not be confused with parler, to speak. It’s an irregular verb and follows a similar pattern to the verbs lire (to read) and  écrire (to write).  It is one of only three verbs in French where the second person plural ending is not ’ez’. […]

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French Verb ALLER: How to Conjugate

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ALLER is one of the three most commonly used French verbs. Its meaning is simple – to go – but its value is that you can use it in the present tense to create a sense of something you are going to do in the future, so it’s invaluable to you. It is far more […]

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French Verb FAIRE: How to Conjugate

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Faire is the fourth most commonly used verb in French, so it’s a must-learn verb for you. It mainly means ‘to do’ or ‘to make’ but it has different meanings too at different times.Faire is used in many phrases you might like to use when talking about your leisure activities or what you do in […]

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10 French Filler Words to Help You Sound Like a Native

Spoken French is, as should be expected, quite different from textbook French. The vocabulary French people use in everyday life is more colloquial. They tend to shorten words, their sentences are structured differently, and they also use many French filler words.  Like “uh”, “right”, “like” and so on in English, those words fill silences during speech […]

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How to Form French Sentences: A Guide to French Sentence Construction

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When you learn a new language, you start by accumulating vocabulary, learning how to conjugate verbs and so on. But if you want to use it to communicate with others, you will also need to learn how to structure a sentence.As native speaker, you know how to build a sentence instinctively but as a language […]

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A Quick and Easy Guide to French Conjunctions

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Want to brush up on French conjunctions and looking for an easy way to do it? This little guide will help! Quick Navigation So, what exactly is a conjunction?French Coordinating ConjunctionsFrench Subordinating ConjunctionsQuick recap So, what exactly is a conjunction?Of course you know social media and you know what its main role is. It is […]

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French Relative Pronouns: All You Need to Know About Pronoms Relatifs

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In this lesson, we’ll talk about French relative pronouns or pronoms relatifs. Quick Navigation A Review of Relative Pronouns in EnglishFrench Relative Pronouns1. qui and que 2. lequel3. dont4. oùQuick Recap on French Relative Pronouns A Review of Relative Pronouns in EnglishAre you still familiar with relative pronouns in English? If you can no longer recall […]

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French Past Tense: Everything You Need to Know

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French Past Tense could be a mind-numbing learning task. But when approached with an open mind and willingness to learn, you should be able to grasp it quite easily. It helps a lot though if you have brushed up on your English grammar. Knowing the tenses in your own language is the key to easily grasping […]

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French Verb Être: Conjugation and Usage (+ FREE MP3)

The French verb être is one of the most important verbs you could learn in French. Être means “to be” and this highly irregular French verb can be found everywhere–in simple daily conversations, idiomatic expressions, written language, and elsewhere–making it a must-learn for anyone who is starting to learn French. Here in this article, you’ll learn everything […]

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French Subjunctive Phrases: List of Words and Expressions

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Looking to make some phrases using the French subjunctive? The list below might be useful for you. In a previous article, we have talked more lengthily about the French subjunctive. If you want to check that out, go here. The list on this article would serve as additional resources for you to appreciate the topic better, and […]

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How to Write a Letter in French: A Simple Guide

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Writing letters can be stressful to a lot of people…. and even more so when you have to do it in French! Today we will make writing letters in French a lot easier with this simple guide on how to write a letter in French.  In this lesson, you’ll learn the words, phrases, and expressions for […]

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