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Learning the French Imperative (Imperatif)

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   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 […]

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5 Things You Need To Know About the French Subjunctive

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French subjunctive? What is it?? I can almost see the question marks hovering around your head right now. But no worries, this article will strive to replace those question marks with a huge light bulb that will make you go… To make things  a lot easier for you, I have listed down five things that you […]

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Getting to Know The French Relative Pronouns

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  Are you still familiar with relative pronouns in English? If you can no longer recall all those grammar lessons in school, don’t worry, this topic is fairly easy. Plus I’m pretty sure you use relative pronouns in your daily speech. In English, relative pronouns are the words who, which, that, whom and where. These types of […]

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A Simple, No-Fail Guide to French Contractions

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French words often appear with contractions. But unlike in English where you can choose to say “I am” instead of “I’m” or “you’d” instead of “you would” depending on the formality of your tone, in French you have no choice about it. You see, French contractions are mandatory. If the words call for a contraction, […]

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

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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 […]

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Get Your Copy of My French Routine Volume 6 Today!

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After you have learned the basics of the French language, at some point you will find yourself wondering how to continue. You still need to polish your French every day, and you will still need some guidance and a lot of practice, but the materials are either too easy or too difficult for your level. How […]

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The 5th Volume of My French Routine Learning Series — Out Now!

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Are you an intermediate French learner looking to continue your lessons? Are you interested in trying a different approach to learning French? If youranswer isyes, this new e-book from Talk in French is definitely for you. My French Routine, a complete step-by-step French learning series, is now on its 5th volume. This volume, like the previous […]

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My French Routine Volume 4 Is Here!

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Looking for the right material to help you increase your level of French knowledge can be quite frustrating (believe me, I know!). I’ve spoken with enough French learners to perfectly understand the struggle. I’ve been working double time, even triple time,to be able to provide you with the appropriate learning tools every step of the […]

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Keep Learning French with My French Routine Volume 3

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 Once you have begun learning beginner’s French, it is quite easy to stop there and tell yourself you are fine with what you have learned. However, perhaps you should consider this brilliant advice from Dory (the blue fish from Finding Nemo):via GIPHY The point here is to keep going despite the obstacles. To help you do just […]

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3-Step Guide to Learn and Master French by TalkinFrench.com

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 Bonjour! Maybe you’ve been following Talk in French for a long while now and you’re already subscribed to my weekly newsletter. Or maybe you’re a complete newbie who has only stumbled across my website recently. No matter which one of the two you happen to be, I know you probably have this question at the […]

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Is it Possible to Learn to Speak French on Your Own?

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 Let’s face it. The idea that you can learn French by yourself and at your own pace–with no classes to drive to, no teacher to set schedules with—can be a truly appealing thing to think about. I’m pretty sure this has crossed your mind at one point or another for various reasons.  Maybe you’re the […]

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The Simple Guide to Informal French Grammar

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  Are you already speaking French so well but still sound as if you just came out of a French grammar book?  Do you feel so formal and out-of-place when speaking with native French speakers?  Well, let me let you in on one practical tip: try to speak a little bit informally! When speaking in your own native language, you most […]

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