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

Les différents sens du verbe METTRE

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Les différents sens du verbe METTRE

En français, certains verbes ou mots ont plusieurs sens et aujourd’hui nous allons voir les différents sens du verbe mettre. C’est un verbe que l’on utilise beaucoup et qui a des sens variés. Il peut aussi bien signifier ranger, accrocher, s’habiller, enfiler, poser, poster, glisser, que disposer, transcrire. 1. Il a mis le stylo dans la trousse – placer quelque … Read More

Conjugation of French verbs

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Conjugation of French verbs

One of the most difficult topic students find when they learn French is how to conjugate French verbs. Groups of verbs in French First of all, lets try to separate the problems. French verbs can be split into 3 groups: – the first group: verbs that end with –er in the infinitive. They follow the pattern of parler for example. … Read More