Beginner Grammar Archives - Talk in French
Talk in French
Shares

Tag Archives for " Beginner Grammar "

French Past Tense: Everything You Need to Know

french past tense

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 […]

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

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

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

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 before […]

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 ADJECTIVESAs previously discussed in the lessons […]

Continue reading

French Grammar Lesson: The Imperfect Tense

French Imperfect

  In case you’re racking your brain trying to recall your lessons in imperfect tense in English, chances are, you won’t remember it. Why? Because the imperfect tense is only common in the romance languages such as Latin, French, Italian, Romanian, Spanish, and Portuguese. In English, we use the past progressive to denote continuous action while the […]

Continue reading

French Comparatives and Superlatives

   Comparing people, objects or actions is not only useful in conversations, it could be fun too! Like, how will you say this without the help of comparatives and superlatives? ”I am more good-looking than my co-workers. In fact, I’m the most good-looking person in our workplace!” That’s right. You can’t! In grammar, we use comparatives to compare […]

Continue reading

A Short Guide to French Passive Voice

PASSIVE VOICE

   Learning how to speak in another language is not easy. But if you already have a working knowledge about English grammar, it will tend to be so much easier, believe me. Take for example our topic on this article: the passive voice. Are you still familiar with how it works? If not, then here is a […]

Continue reading