French ALLER Expressions

French ALLER Expressions Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici Lesson on POUVOIR Lesson on VOULOIR Lesson on DEVOIR Lesson on SAVOIR Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French?  1   aller à pied to go on foot 2   aller à vélo to go by bike 3   aller en avion to go by plane 4   aller en train to go by train 5   aller en voiture to go by car 6   aller en bus to go by bus 7   aller en bateau to go by boat 8   aller en métro to go by subway 9   aller chercher to go pick someone / something up 10 aller à la pêche to go fishing 11   Allez-y; Vas-y Go ahead 12   s’en aller to go away 13   Allons-y; On y va Let’s go 14 aller bien to be doing well 15   aller mal to be doing poorly 16 aller jouer to go play 17   aller faire les courses to go grocery shopping 18   aller prendre un bain to go take a bath 19   aller à l’école to go to school 20   aller prendre le pain to go get the bread 21   aller en France to go to France 22   aller aux États-Unis to go to the United States 23   aller au Canada to go to Canada 24   aller étudier to go study 25   aller au marché to go to the market 26   aller...

French plus-que-parfait tense

French plus-que-parfait tense Use the French PLUS-QUE-PARFAIT tense when you want to say that an action happened at some point in the past and it happened before something else did. In this lesson all of my examples will be short and simple so that you can really focus on this new French tense rather than a lot of vocabulary that may trip you up. In English, this tense is called the PAST PERFECT or PLUPERFECT. Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? What can you expect from this lesson? 6 examples using the plus-que-parfait with AVOIR as helping verb 6 examples using the plus-que-parfait with AVOIR + NEGATION 6 examples using the plus-que-parfait with AVOIR and the adverbs DÉJÀ and BIEN Formation of the plus-que-parfait with AVOIR as helping verb 6 examples using the plus-que-parfait with ÊTRE as helping verb 6 examples using the plus-que-parfait with ÊTRE + NEGATION 6 examples using the plus-que-parfait with REFLEXIVE VERBS + DÉJÀ and BIEN Formation of the plus-que-parfait with ÊTRE as helping verb 6 examples using the plus-que-parfait with AVOIR as helping verb Here are some examples of actions that happened before something else did. It is important to understand when to use the plus-que-parfait before we begin to look at how to form it. If you have not yet learned the passé composé of regular verbs have a look at this lesson. J’avais fini. I had finished. Tu avais parlé. You had spoken. Il avait répondu. He...

Calling the Electrician or Plumber in France – French Vocabulary

Calling the Electrician or Plumber in France – French Vocabulary Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? You’ll need some specific vocabulary when you move to France and need to call the electrician or plumber in France. Practice and master this list of CALLING THE ELECTRICIAN OR PLUMBER IN FRANCE VOCABULARY using the QUIZLET study set provided for you below the chart. Have a look at the ESSENTIAL FRENCH VOCABULARY category in the French resources menu on the right for more useful vocabulary lessons like this one. You may be interested in: Connecting the phone line and Internet in France vocabulary l’électricien the electrician le plombier the plumber une urgence an emergency de l’eau chaude hot water la chaudière the boiler le robinet the faucet l’évier the kitchen sink le lavabo the bathroom sink les toilettes the toilet bouché clogged up déborder to overflow la fosse septique the septic tank une mauvaise odeur a bad smell le gaz natural gas sentir le gaz to smell like gas la gazinière the gas stove allumer to turn on installer to install la plomberie the plumbing l’électricité the electricity le chauffage the heating un radiateur a radiator le four the oven le sèche-linge the tumble dryer la machine à laver the washing machine le lave-vaisselle the dishwasher la baignoire the bathtub le compteur d’eau the water meter le compteur d’électricité the electricity meter une fuite a leak une inondation a flood les fusibles the fuses la lumière the light...

Irregular French Verb PRENDRE

Irregular French Verb PRENDRE Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici You may enjoy a similar lesson on the verb METTRE The irregular French verb PRENDRE is an important one to learn. Many times this verb is idiomatic in nature which means you wouldn’t necessarily think of using it in many ways that you should if you come from an English speaking background. In this lesson we will look at eight different ways to use the verb PRENDRE in the present and passé composé tenses. Watch the video lesson and use the text below as a support guide. There is a  QUIZLET study set at the bottom of this page to help you practice and master your new skill and start using the verb PRENDRE next time you speak French. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Present tense conjugation of PRENDRE je prends nous prenons tu prends vous prenez il – elle – on prend ils – elles prennent Passé composé conjugation of PRENDRE j’ai pris nous avons pris tu as pris vous avez pris il – elle – on a pris ils – elles ont pris Examples using PRENDRE from the video lesson to pick something up Je prends ce qu’il y a sur la table. I’m picking up what is on the table.   J’ai pris ce qu’il y avait sur la table. I picked up what was on the table. to have food or drink Tu prendras un café? Will you have a coffee?   Tu as pris...

Connecting your Phone and Internet in France – French Vocabulary

Connecting your phone and internet in France – French vocabulary Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici You’ll need some specific vocabulary when you move to France and need to connect your phone. Practice and master this list of CONNECTING YOUR PHONE IN FRANCE VOCABULARY using the QUIZLET study set provided for you below the chart. Have a look at the ESSENTIAL FRENCH VOCABULARY category in the French resources menu on the right for more useful vocabulary lessons like this one. You might also be interested in the following vocabulary: Calling the Electrician or the Plumber in France Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? déménager to move house couper une ligne de téléphone to disconnect a phone line mettre en place une ligne de téléphone to set up a phone line transférer un ancien numéro de téléphone to transfer a previous phone number connecter la ligne to connect the line des frais de connexion connection charges installer une ligne téléphonique to install a phone line un technicien a technician une facture a bill prélèvement automatique direct debit un appel local a local call un appel international an international call une offre promotionnelle a special offer une connexion internet an internet connection l’installation the installation activer to activate l’ancien occupant the former tenant le domicile the residence une prise the plug un cable a cable le contrat the contract un  RIB the bank information une offre an offer la fibre fiber internet un numéro a number le débit the bandwidth la box...

Chez le Vétérinaire – French Veterinary Vocabulary

Chez le Vétérinaire – French Veterinary Vocabulary Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici When you bring your pet to the vet’s office in France there is a lot of vocabulary you really need to know. Practice and master this list of FRENCH VETERINARY VOCABULARY using the QUIZLET study set provided for you below the chart. Have a look at the ESSENTIAL FRENCH VOCABULARY category in the French resources menu on the right for more useful vocabulary lessons like this one. You may be interested in :  French Dentist Vocabulary – French Doctor Vocabulary  Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? malade sick des vaccinations vaccinations la rage rabies avoir mal à l’oreille to have a sore ear vomir to vomit se gratter to scratch himself l’eczema eczema avoir mal au ventre to have a stomach ache avoir de la diarrhée to have diarrhea des puces fleas des tiques ticks être allergique to be allergic les griffes claws un bilan sanguin a blood test faire une prise de sang to take a blood sample une analyse d’urine a urinalysis en bonne santé in good health en mauvaise santé in poor health un médicament a medication un cachet a pill faire piquer – endormir to put to sleep un chiot a puppy un chaton a kitten stériliser to spay le chirurgien vétérinaire the veterinary surgeon l’infirmière the nurse la douleur pain des démangeaisons a rash enflé swollen saigner to bleed une piqûre a shot un diagnostic a diagnosis une radio an x-ray une échographie...

Chez le Médecin – French Doctor Vocabulary

Chez le Médecin – French Doctor Vocabulary Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici When you go to the doctors’s office in France there is a lot of vocabulary you really need to know. Practice and master this list of FRENCH DOCTOR VOCABULARY using the QUIZLET study set provided for you below the chart. Have a look at the ESSENTIAL FRENCH VOCABULARY category in the French resources menu on the right for more useful vocabulary lessons like this one. You may be interested in :  French Dentist Vocabulary – French Veterinary Vocabulary Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Je ne me sens pas bien I feel sick avoir mal à la tête to have a headache avoir mal à la gorge to have a sore throat avoir mal aux oreilles to have an earache avoir de la fièvre to have fever avoir des courbatures to have aching muscles avoir des frissons to have the chills avoir la tête qui tourne to feel dizzy vomir to vomit avoir mal au ventre to have a stomach ache avoir de la diarrhée to have diarrhea avoir du mal à respirer to have difficulty breathing être allergique to be allergic une ordonnance a prescription Qu’est-ce que vous avez? What is wrong? avaler to swallow la grippe the flu un cachet a pill un médecin généraliste a GP un chirurgien a surgeon une infirmière a nurse la douleur pain l’hypertension artérielle high blood pressure mesurer la tension artérielle to take your blood pressure une crise cardiaque a...

Chez le dentiste – French Dentist Vocabulary

Chez le dentiste – French Dentist Vocabulary Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici When you go to the dentist’s office in France there is a lot of vocabulary you really need to know. Practice and master this list of FRENCH DENTIST VOCABULARY using the QUIZLET study set provided for you below the chart. Have a look at the ESSENTIAL FRENCH VOCABULARY category in the French resources menu on the right for more useful vocabulary lessons like this one. You may be interested in:  French Doctor Vocabulary – French Veterinary Vocabulary Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? prendre rendez-vous to make an appointment faire un bilan de santé to get a check-up une urgence an emergency un problème a problem avoir une dent cassée to have a broken tooth une carie a cavity avoir mal aux dents to have a toothache avoir les gencives qui saignent to have bleeding gums Ça fait mal It hurts un abcès an abscess percer un abcès to pierce an abscess un cabinet dentaire a dentist’s office les dents de sagesse wisdom teeth un nerf a nerve un plombage a filling une extraction an extraction une dévitalisation a root canal une injection – une piqûre a shot une anesthésie locale a local anaesthetic une couronne a crown un bridge a bridge Connect with LLL   WEBSITE – Find out how to take private French lessons on Skype or book an immersion tour in France. YOUTUBE – 200 + French grammar lessons with Jennifer FRENCH BLOG – Have a look at the...

French Property Vocabulary

French Property Vocabulary Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici When you are thinking about buying a property in France there is a lot of vocabulary you need to know. Practice and master this list using the QUIZLET study set provided for you below the chart. Have a look at the ESSENTIAL FRENCH VOCABULARY category in the French resources menu on the right for more useful vocabulary lessons like this one. You may be interested in: Vocabulary for Buying a House in France Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? un abri a shelter un acompte a deposit une agence immobilière a real estate agent l’ancien propriétaire the former owner un ascenseur an elevator un atelier a workshop une tuile en ardoise a slate tile un bâtiment a building le carrelage tiling la cave the cellar une chambre a bedroom un charpentier a carpenter le chauffage the heating le chauffage central central heating une cheminée a fireplace le grenier the attic une cuisine américaine an open-plan kitchen une cuisine d’été an outdoors kitchen déménager to move house un devis a work estimate le double vitrage double glazing entièrement rénové renovated throughout un expert comptable an accountant la fosse septique the septic tank les frais the fees les impôts taxes un maçon a builder la menuiserie carpentry des meubles furniture un permis de construire a building permit une pièce a room la pièce principale the main room une piscine a pool le premier étage the first floor une propriété a property la plomberie the plumbing...

Vocabulary for Buying a House in France

Vocabulary for Buying a House in France Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici When you are thinking about buying a house in France you’ll need some key vocabulary. Practice and master this list using the QUIZLET study set provided for you below the chart. The more French you learn before making the big move to live in France the better off you’ll be. Have a look at the ESSENTIAL FRENCH VOCABULARY category in the French resources menu on the right for more useful vocabulary lessons like this one. You may like this vocabulary list:  French Property Vocabulary Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? à la campagne in the countryside accepter to accept acquérir to acquire an offer une offre annuler to cancel appeler to call au bord de la mer at the seaside baisser to lower chercher to look for contacter to contact en ville in town l’acheteur the seller la surface the surface area la taille the size la taxe d’habitation the council tax la taxe foncière the property tax la vente the sale le prix the price le vendeur the seller les charges utilities les frais the fees les pièces the rooms rénover to renovate signer to sign un achat a purchase un agent immobilier a real estate agent un appartement an apartment un budget a budget un contrat a contract un local commercial commercial premises un notaire a notary un permis de construire a building permit un prêt a loan un relevé d’identité bancaire bank information un rendez-vous a...

Regular French -RE Verbs

Regular French -RE Verbs 17 common regular French -RE verbs Scroll down to the bottom of the page to practice and master all of the regular -RE French verbs on this list on QUIZLET.  They are all regular verbs so they all follow the same conjugation patterns. Once you learn the three types of regular verbs in French you’ll be well on your way to communicating effectively. The other types of regular French verbs end in -ER and -IR. Here’s a lesson on Regular French -ER Verbs Here’s a lesson on Regular French -IR Verbs Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? attendre to wait défendre to defend dépendre to depend descendre to descend entendre to hear étendre to extend fendre to split fondre to melt perdre to lose perdre to lose pondre to lay eggs prétendre to pretend rendre to give back répondre to reply tendre to extend tondre to mow vendre to sell Practice and master this list of regular French -RE verbs on QUIZLET: Connect with LLL WEBSITE YOUTUBE FRENCH BLOG FACEBOOK – LEARNERS OF FRENCH FACEBOOK – TEACHERS OF FRENCH TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS SUPPORT ME ON PATREON NEWSLETTER – LEARNERS OF FRENCH NEWSLETTER – TEACHERS OF FRENCH Did you learn something from this French lesson? Let me know if you have any questions or comments about regular French verbs in the present, past or future...

Regular French -IR Verbs

Regular French -IR Verbs 47 common regular French IR verbs Scroll down to the bottom of the page to practice and master all of the verbs on this list on QUIZLET.  They are all regular verbs so they all follow the same conjugation patterns. Here’s a lesson on Regular French -ER Verbs Here’s a lesson on Regular French -RE Verbs Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? abolir to abolish adoucir to soften affaiblir to weaken agrandir to enlarge aplatir to flatten applaudir to applaud avertir to warn bâtir to build convertir to convert définir to define démolir to demolish désunir to disunite éblouir to dazzle embellir to beautify enfuir to flee envahir to invade établir to establish faiblir to falter fleurir to flower fournir to provide grandir to grow grossir to get bigger guérir to cure investir to invest maigrir to slim down mincir to get thinner mûrir to mature noircir to blacken nourrir to feed obéir to obey périr to perish pourrir to rot rafraîchir to cool ralentir to slow down rebondir to rebound remplir to fill rétrécir to shrink réunir to group, to reunite rôtir to roast rougir to blush saisir to grab salir to dirty trahir to betray verdir to turn green vernir to varnish vieillir to age vomir to vomit Connect with LLL WEBSITE YOUTUBE FRENCH BLOG FACEBOOK – LEARNERS OF FRENCH FACEBOOK – TEACHERS OF FRENCH TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS SUPPORT ME ON PATREON NEWSLETTER – LEARNERS OF FRENCH NEWSLETTER – TEACHERS OF FRENCH...

Regular French -ER Verbs

Regular French -ER Verbs 198 common regular French -ER verbs Here’s a lesson on Regular French -IR verbs Here’s a lesson on Regular French -RE verbs Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? abandonner to abandon abonner to subscribe aboyer to bark accepter to accept accoucher to give birth accuser to accuse acheter to buy additionner to add affirmer to assure afficher to post agacer to annoy agréer to agree ajouter to add alimenter to feed améliorer to improve amener to bring appeler to call approuver to approve arrêter to stop arroser to water assassiner to assassinate attaquer to attack attirer to attract attraper to catch autoriser to authorize avaler to swallow avancer to move forward bailler to yawn baisser to lower balader to take for a walk balancer to swing balayer to sweep barrer to cross out bavarder to chat bercer to rock blesser to hurt botter to boot bouder to pout boucher to clog brancher to plug brosser to brush calculer to calculate caresser to caress changer to change chercher to look for chuchoter to whisper colorier to color commencer to start communiquer to communicate congeler to freeze conseiller to advise contacter to contact consommer to consume contrôler to control copier to copy écouter to listen coucher to spend the night créer to create croquer to take a bite cuisiner to cook danser to dance déborder to overflow débrouiller to manage décider to decide découper to cut dégoûter to disgust déguster to savor déjeuner to have lunch déménager to move house dessiner to draw dévorer to devour digérer...

BON ou BIEN?

Use of BON or BIEN Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? BON – ADJECTIVE                                                                                                                                                                    BIEN – ADVERB CERTAIN VERBS + BON faire Il fait bon. The temperature is pleasant. sentir Ça sent bon. That smells good. avoir J’ai quelques bonnes adresses. avoir J’ai un bon contact avec lui. BIEN + VERB J’ai bien mangé. I’m full / I’ve had enough to eat. J’ai bien bu. I’m not thirsty anymore / I’ve had enough to drink. Je me sens bien. I feel good. Le train est bien arrivé, mais personne n’est descendu. The train arrived as expected, but nobody got off. BIEN + DE + NOUN = BEAUCOUP DE Bien des années ont passé. Lots of years went by. Tu as bien de la chance. You’re really lucky. BIEN + ADJECTIVE = TRÈS / VRAIMENT Tu m’as l’air bien fatigué aujourd’hui. You seem really tired today. Ce pantalon est bien long.  Il faut le raccourcir. These pants are really long.  They need to be shortened.   BON / BIEN – Adjectives with ÊTRE or synonyms : DEVENIR, PARAÎTRE, RESTER,...

How to Complain in French

How to Complain in French It’s important to know how to complain. Sometimes you just want to moan and grumble and it would be fun to know a few words so that you could do it in French. Here are 14 excellent ways to start groaning like the French.   Be careful using some of these expressions. I’ve written the clean English translations, but some of these can be pretty vulgar.* Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Ça y est, ça commence. Here we go again. Ça suffit, maintenant! That’s enough, now! I’ve had enough! C’est chiant.* That’s annoying. This is boring. What a pain. That sucks. Tu me fais chier.*** You’re ticking me off. You’re _____ me off. You’re getting on my nerves. J’en ai marre. I’m tired of this. I’m fed up. I’ve had enough. I’m sick and tired. C’est pas possible! You’ve got to be kidding me. I can’t believe it. You can’t be serious. This is getting ridiculous. J’en ai ras le bol. I’m fed up. I’ve had it up to here. Je m’en fous.* I don’t care. I don’t give a _____. Va te faire foutre.****** —- you. Tu vas trop loin. You’re going too far. Je m’emmerde.** I’m bored stiff. I’m bored to tears. Tu m’emmerdes.*** You’re getting on my nerves. You’re ticking me off. J’en peux plus. I can’t take it anymore. C’est vraiment casse-pieds. What a pain in the neck. RÂLER – TO GRUMBLE, TO COMPLAIN je râle nous râlons tu râles vous râlez il – elle – on râle ils...

Beginner French Listening Comprehension Exercise and Course

Beginner French Listening Comprehension Exercise and Course  Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Exercice 1 – J’ai soif J’ai envie de boire quelque chose, mais je ne sais pas quoi.  J’aime bien boire de l’eau, mais j’ai envie d’autre chose aujourd’hui.  Je vais regarder dans le frigo.  Peut-être qu’on a du jus de pomme.  J’adore le jus de pomme.  Je n’aime pas boire du soda parce que c’est mauvais pour la santé.  Il ne faut pas boire trop de jus non plus.  Ma tante mange trop de sucre et elle a des problèmes de santé.   Questions 1 Qu’est-ce que j’aime bien boire? 2 Qu’est-ce que je cherche dans le frigo? 3 Pourquoi est-ce que je n’aime pas boire du soda? 4 Pourquoi est-ce qu’il ne faut pas boire trop de jus? 5 Pourquoi est-ce que ma tante a des problèmes de santé? Réponses 1 J’aime bien boire de l’eau. 2 Je cherche du jus de pomme dans le frigo. 3 Le soda est mauvais pour la santé. 4 Il y a beaucoup de sucre dans le jus. 5 Ma tante a des problèmes de santé parce qu’elle mange trop de sucre.  Translation: I’m thirsty I feel like drinking something, but I don’t know what.  I really like to drink water, but I feel like something else today.  I am going to look in the fridge.  Maybe we have some apple juice.  I love apple juice.  I don’t like to drink soda because it is not healthy.  You must not drink too much juice either.  My aunt eats too...

French Double Pronouns Exercise

French Double Pronouns Exercise Rewrite the following sentences replacing the words in italics with French pronouns. Use the charts below to determine the order of pronouns. Pay close attention to the tenses used.  Order of pronouns Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? reflexives direct objects indirect objects direct objects indirect objects adverbial pronoun adverbial pronoun ME TE LE NOUS LA LUI VOUS LES LEUR Y EN Order of pronouns in affirmative commands le moi nous la toi vous les lui leur y en     ORIGINAL SENTENCE SENTENCE WITH PRONOUNS 1 J’ai donné de la soupe à mon enfant parce qu’il est enrhumé. 2 Est-ce que vous préparez les escargots que j’ai achetés au marché pour vos amis? 3 Tu lis les comptes de Grimm à la classe? 4 Nous avons mangé les pommes de notre jardin sur la terrasse. 5 Qui a fait ce gâteau pour mes amis et moi? Answer key ORIGINAL SENTENCE SENTENCE WITH PRONOUNS 1 J’ai donné de la soupe à mon enfant parce qu’il est enrhumé. Je lui en ai donné parce qu’il est enrhumé. 2 Est-ce que vous préparez les escargots que j’ai achetés au marché pour vos amis? Est-ce que vous les leur préparez? 3 Tu lis les comptes de Grimm à la classe? Tu les leur lis? 4 Nous avons mangé les pommes de notre jardin sur la terrasse. Nous les y avons mangées. 5 Qui a fait ce gâteau pour mes amis et moi? Qui nous l’a fait? Connect with LLL WEBSITE YOUTUBE FRENCH BLOG FACEBOOK – LEARNERS OF FRENCH...

French Dictées – French Dictation Course

French Dictées – French Dictation Course This is a French dictation course that will help improve your French listening comprehension, writing and pronunciation. There are four chapters of French dictations spanning four different levels. Beginner Level – 15 dictations Beginner Plus Level – 11 dictations Lower Intermediate Level – 10 dictations Intermediate Level – 12 dictations Listen to the dictations and write what you hear. Each dictation is read slowly as you write and then is read at a normal pace. Once you have finished the writing exercise listen to the dictation again and repeat the words as they are pronounced slowly, then read the entire dictation at a normal pace to build fluency. Answer keys and English translations are included for each dictation exercise. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? What are French dictations? Dictation is the transcription of spoken text: one person who is “dictating” speaks and another who is “taking dictation” writes down the words as they are spoken. Among speakers of several languages, dictation is used as a test of language skill, similar to spelling bees in the English-speaking world. Connect with LLL WEBSITE YOUTUBE FRENCH BLOG FACEBOOK – LEARNERS OF FRENCH FACEBOOK – TEACHERS OF FRENCH TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS SUPPORT ME ON PATREON NEWSLETTER – LEARNERS OF FRENCH NEWSLETTER – TEACHERS OF...

French Dictées – French Dictation Exercises

French Dictées – French Dictation Exercises Here are three French dictation exercises BEGINNER – ADVANCED levels. The theme for each dictée is AU MARCHÉ. Each time you move up a level the dictées become more advanced and faster. The French text and English translations for each dictation are just beneath the video. 48 French dictations mini-course: Enroll now Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Dictée 1 TITRE:  Au marché TEXTE: Je vais au marché ce matin.  Il fait beau. Je fais les courses pour la semaine. J’achète des fruits, des légumes, des oeufs, du fromage, des olives et du poisson. Je remplis mon panier de bonnes choses.  Après le marché, j’attends mes amis devant le café. Nous allons prendre un thé ensemble, et après nous allons rentrer chez moi pour le déjeuner.  Je vais préparer une bonne salade.  Il ne faut pas oublier d’acheter du pain à la boulangerie. TRADUCTION: I am going to the market this morning.  The weather is nice.  I am grocery shopping for the week.  I’m buying fruits, vegetables, eggs, cheese, olives and fish.  I am filling my basket with good things.  After the market, I’m waiting for my friends in front of the café.  We are going to have tea together, and then we are going to go back to my house for lunch.  I am going to prepare a good salad.  I must not forget to buy bread at the bakery. Dictée 2 TITRE: Au marché TEXTE: Aujourd’hui nous sommes vendredi et il fait très beau.  J’irai ce matin au marché où je...

Short French Adverbs

Short French Adverbs Placement of common adverbs In French, when common adverbs modify verbs they are placed AFTER THE FIRST CONJUGATED VERB. This is a strict rule in French.  If you put the common adverb somewhere else in the sentence it will sound wrong. See examples below the list of adverbs. Practice and master these short, common French adverbs by using the Quizlet study set at the bottom of the page. Note: When there is negation in the sentence, put the adverb after the PAS. You may enjoy this lesson: How to form adverbs in French Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Common, short French adverbs assez enough aussi also beaucoup a lot bien well bientôt soon déjà already enfin finally mal badly peu not much; little rarement rarely souvent often tant so much toujours always très very trop too much Examples Pay close attention to the placement of short French adverbs in the following sentences and tenses. ADVERB VERB PRÉSENT TENSE PASSÉ COMPOSÉ PC + NÉGATION FUTUR PROCHE assez parler Tu parles assez bien le français. Tu as assez bien parlé le français. Tu n’as pas assez bien parlé le français. Tu vas assez bien parler le français. beaucoup attendre Nous attendons beaucoup. Nous avons beaucoup attendu. Nous n’avons pas beaucoup attendu. Nous allons beaucoup attendre. bien faire Vous faites bien vos devoirs. Vous avez bien fait vos devoirs. Vous n’avez pas bien fait vos devoirs. Vous allez bien faire vos devoirs. déjà pleuvoir Il pleut déjà. Il a déjà plu. Il n’a pas déjà plu. inapplicable mal...