Beginner Grammar Archives - Talk in French
Talk in French
Shares

Category Archives for Beginner Grammar

The French Verb Être: All You Need to Know

One of the most important French verbs you could learn is the verb être. This highly used irregular verb which means “to be” 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 you need […]

Continue reading

French Verb Conjugation Quiz: How Many Can You Answer Correctly?

Shares
French Verb Conjugations Quiz

You’ve probably spent hours trying to conjugate French verbs (great work!). Now let’s see if you can ace this short French verbs conjugation quiz. Don’t worry, it’s for the most common French verbs only.  Don’t forget to share your results afterwards!  

Continue reading

Tips on using the correct tense in French? (Q&A)

Shares
tips on using the correct tense

Bonjour ! If you are subscribed to the Talk in French newsletter, you probably know that I answer a lot of questions sent to me by subscribers. The questions range from language, travel, culture, and basically anything related to France that the readers can think of. Here, I’m sharing with you some of the questions […]

Continue reading

When to Use Tu vs. Vous in French: The Ultimate Guide

ultimate guide tu vous french

In a perfect world, using tu and vous when speaking French is a simple walk in the park. But no, we’re not as lucky as that. The sad reality is, the rules can be complicated and French learners who find themselves interacting socially with French people often struggle on which “you” to use. But wait—tu is for […]

Continue reading

Basic French Greetings (Complete Lesson with MP3!)

basic-french-greetings-lesson-audio-th

One of the very first things you need to know when learning a new language is the basic greetings. How do you say hello and introduce yourself in French? In this article which originally appeared as the first lesson in the new book My French Routine Volume 1, we will learn all about the basic […]

Continue reading

Introduce Yourself in French With These 10 Examples (+MP3)

Shares
self-introduction-in-french

If you want to introduce yourself, take a look at the 10 examples below. I asked some French learners on google plus and facebook to introduce themselves and I just corrected it. You will find the original version, the corrected version and I recorded it on audio so you can practice your listening and pronunciation […]

Continue reading

French Adverbs – The Simple Guide

frenhc adverbs

Looking for a simple guide on French adverbs? Here in this article, we’ll break down French adverbs into the simplest terms and make learning all about it a breeze for you. Like other languages, the main words you’ll learn in French are nouns, verbs, and adjectives. However, you will definitely need more than that to express […]

Continue reading

Common Mistakes Made by English Speakers in French

common-mistakes-in-french

French and English have some vocabulary in common and share grammatical similarities, but they are undoubtedly different languages. So it is quite normal for French speakers to make mistakes in English and vice versa. Do you chuckle whenever you hear a French native pronounce English words without an “h”, or when they add an “s” […]

Continue reading

The Basics of French Prepositions

the basics of french prepositions

  We use prepositions so much in our daily speech but we often take these things for granted. Most of the time, it results in misuse of English prepositions or interchanging our ins and ons and ats. Therefore, a clear grasp (or a working knowledge at the very least) of English prepositions is in order […]

Continue reading

How to Ask Questions in French

Shares
how to ask question in french

Questions are an essential part of any conversation, and being able to properly formulate a question in French is an extremely important part of your learning. In this article, we will look into the different ways that you can ask your questions using the French language. There are five ways in which questions are phrased […]

Continue reading

French Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns

french demonstrative

French Demonstratives Adjectives Pronouns: The complete lesson “Demonstratif” may sound like such an overbearing and intimidating lesson, but trust me, this is among the easy ones. This lesson comes in two parts:  the first part will cover demonstrative adjectives while the second part will talk about demonstrative pronouns. PART 1. DEMONSTRATIVE ADJECTIVES As previously discussed […]

Continue reading

Learning the French Imperative (Imperatif)

imperative in french

Imagine a world where there are no commands or orders being issued. Well yeah, that’s right, you can’t. Whether you’re the one giving the orders or being given the orders, these things are all inexplicably intertwined with human nature and everyday living. To issue commands or give instructions, we use the imperative form of the […]

Continue reading
>