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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 Conjunctionsa complete step-by-step method  to learn french for all levelsQuick recap So, what exactly is a conjunction?Of course you know social media and […]

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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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List of 218 Phrasal Verbs translated in French [+ PDF]

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https://www.talkinfrench.com/wp–content/uploads/2014/03/phrasal–verbs–french–english.png” alt=”phrasal-verbs-french-english” width=”1″ height=”1″ />https://www.talkinfrench.com/wp–content/uploads/2014/03/Phrasal–Verbs–translated–in–French–1.png” alt=”” />https://www.talkinfrench.com/wp–content/uploads/2014/03/phrasal–verbs–french–english.png” alt=”phrasal-verbs-french-english” width=”1″ height=”1″ /> This is the second part about Phrasal Verbs. The first one can be found http://www.talkinfrench.com/french–reflexive–verbs/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>here. This list is non exhaustive. But there is already more than 200 entries. If you want me to add more, just ask me in the comment section.    Want more? Get my […]

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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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French Subjunctive: 5 Things You Need to Know

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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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Common mistakes at writing in French by English Speakers – 3 new essays corrected

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   Are you making some silly mistakes at writing in French? Then you should definitely check out this article! After the awesome reaction from the first blog post (you can check it out here) and you still want to improve your writing in French, take a look of these 3 NEW examples below. I asked some French learners via […]

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Corrected French Essays: Are You Guilty of These Mistakes?

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   Are you making some mistakes at writing in French and want to improve your writing skills? Then this article is for you! Take a close look at  the 3 examples below. I asked some French learners via my newsletter and Facebook to write an essay  and I just corrected it. You will find the original version followed by […]

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How to translate English Phrasal Verbs Up/ Down (e.g tidy up/ lay down) in French?

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   Some people asked me to make  a list of Phrasal Verbs (move up, tear down) in French. We do not use these little things (up/down) to change the meaning of a verb. But we have a similar concept with “les verbes pronominaux” (Pronominal Verbs), you can check it out  in this article  here. This list […]

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How to Express Modal Verbs in French

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 Is it really a problem that French doesn’t have modal verbs?  Here in this article, let’s take a look at how to express English modal verbs in French. Quick Navigation A Quick Background on Modal VerbsHow are English modal verbs expressed in French?1. Can2. Could3.  May/Might4. Must 5. Shall/will6. Should/ought to7. Would 8. Could have/would […]

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French Present Participle: The Complete Guide

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 Before we go any further with this, let’s try to address this question that I’m pretty sure is in your mind right now.Why we should learn the French present participle?The French participe présent does not form any tense itself, that’s why it is far less common than its English counterpart, and even less common than […]

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French Adverbs – The Simple Guide

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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 […]

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