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

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 This is the second part about Phrasal Verbs. The first one can be found here.  Again we do not use these little things (over/in) 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 is non exhaustive. […]

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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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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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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?Coordinating conjunctionSubordinating conjunctionQuick recap So, what exactly is a conjunction?Of course you know social media and you know what its main role is. It is used to […]

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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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Common Mistakes Made by English Speakers in French

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   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” […]

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