Numbers in French

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French Numbers

Numbers are very useful to count, but not only for that! You need to know French numbers for many every day life situations. Here are some examples : How to write down a phone number in French 06.07.45.22.40 zéro-six / zéro-sept / quarante-cinq / vingt-deux / quarante It’s not difficult to give your phone number. You just need to say … Read More

7 French mistakes you can avoid easily

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Here are 7 common French mistakes that you won’t make after you read this article: 1) The negative form: non and pas Saying things in the negative form could seem to be easy. However if you speak English or Italian, this could be quite confusing. Et oui, non, c’est non : it’s a negative answer ! Otherwise, one should use … Read More

5 Strategies to Improve your French Vocabulary

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How to improve your French vocabulary

Vocabulary is an important part of any language. It’s impossible to communicate properly if you lack a substantial amount of words. If you don’t have enough French vocabulary you won’t be able to refer to other things, actions or events when you want to. Of course there are some methods that can help you improve your French vocabulary and none … Read More

Different meanings and expressions for the French verb 'Dire'

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Dire

Depending on the context, the French verb ‘Dire’ can have different meanings. It could be the equivalent of: prononcer, signifier, dévoiler, indiquer, communiquer, exprimer, affirmer, ajouter, etc. The French verb ‘Dire’, examples 1. L’acteur a dit son texte clairement – énoncer, prononcer 2. Tenez-vous le pour dit – décider, convenir de quelque chose 3. Le qu’en dira-t-on – que vont … Read More

French Impersonal Verbs: What you need to know to manage with them

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French Impersonal Verbs

What is a French Impersonal Verb? French Impersonal verbs are specific verbs that are only conjugated with IL. IL is called a sujet apparent (apparent subject) because it doesn’t mean anything, neither an object nor a person. You can’t replace IL by anything. Different kinds of French Impersonal Verbs 1. There are some verbs that are always impersonal verbs, especially … Read More

Le gérondif (gerund)

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French Gerund

How to use the gerund in French? EN + participe présent On ajoute “-ant” au radical de la 1ere personne du pluriel du présent. Verbe du premier groupe : Nous chantons – en chantant Nous mangeons – en mangeant Nous commençons – en commençant Verbes du deuxième groupe : Nous finissons – en finissant Nous maigrissons – en maigrissant Verbes … Read More

The plural in French

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Today, we’re going to have a look at the plural in French and its different rules. Articles in the plural Un/Une – Des Le/ La/ L’ – Les Je – Nous / Tu – Vous / Il – Ils / Elle – Elles Adjectives and nouns in the plural On ajoute au nom ou à l’adjectif un S à la … Read More

La place des adjectifs

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La place des adjectifs

Les adjectifs ne se placent pas toujours avant ou après le nom. Voici quelques règles à appliquer pour placer les adjectifs correctement. L’adjectif après le nom La plupart des adjectifs français se placent après le nom. Ex : un cadeau magnifique / une maison splendide / une occasion spéciale L’adjectif toujours après le nom a. Les adjectifs indiquant la couleur … Read More