French Pronouns Top Ten Questions

French Pronouns Top Ten Questions Types of French pronouns:  All you need to know Enroll in Love Learning Languages French Academy Download a PDF version of this blog post Scroll down to the bottom of this page to practice pronouns with an exercise on Quizlet. 1. Question:  How can you tell the difference between a DIRECT OBJECT and an INDIRECT OBJECT? Answer:  DIRECT OBJECTS answer the questions WHO? WHAT? QUI? QUOI? Answer:  INDIRECT OBJECTS answer the questions TO WHOM? FOR WHOM? À QUI / POUR QUI? Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? 2. Question:  What are some common verbs that are followed by À and that take an indirect object? Answer:  Here are some common ones.  Notice that many of these verbs do NOT need an indirect object in English. acheter à / pour to buy for… J’achète des cadeaux pour mes amis. Je leur achète des cadeaux. emprunter à to borrow from… J’emprunte de l’argent à mon ami. Je lui emprunte de l’argent. prêter à to loan to… Je prête ma voiture à mon frère. Je lui prête ma voiture. offrir à to give / to offer to… J’offre des fleurs à ma copine. Je lui offre des fleurs. rendre à to return something to… Je rends son livre à Pierre. Je lui rends son livre. donner à to give to… Je donne à manger aux enfants. Je leur donne à manger. vendre à to sell to… Je vends des biscuits aux enseignants. Je leur vends des biscuits. parler à to speak to… Je parle à mon père. Je...

French Listening Comprehension Exercise: Arriving at the Airport in Paris

French Listening Comprehension Exercise:  Arriving at the Airport in Paris   Practice and master the vocabulary used in this exercise using the QUIZLET study set below. Do you want to improve your listening skills in French? Are you planning a trip to France? Do you want to practice your listening comprehension skills and find out what happens when you arrive at the airport? This is a French listening comprehension activity about what happens when this traveler arrives at Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, the City of Lights!   Comprehension questions follow the listening activity.  You may have to listen to it several times to get all of the answers. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? FRENCH TEACHERS: Click here for a comprehensive lesson based on this video. FRENCH LEARNERS: Click here to enroll in the course and improve your French while riding around in the car French Listening Comprehension Exercise:  Arriving at the Airport in Paris Les Questions : 1.         Je suis arrivée à quel aéroport ? 2.         J’ai enregistré combien de bagages ? 3.         Quelles sont mes 3 options pour aller à Paris ? 4.         Quelle option est-ce que j’ai choisi ? 5.         Pourquoi est-ce que je n’ai pas pris le taxi ? 6.         Le trajet pour arriver à Paris a pris combien de temps ? 7.         Quand je suis arrivée à Paris, j’ai vu quel monument ? 8.         Maintenant que je suis à Paris, comment est-ce que je vais aller à mon hôtel ? 9.         Mon hôtel se trouve dans quel district, dans quel quartier ? Check your answers when you enroll in the mini-course...

French Verb Race Games

French Verb Race Games For French teachers and groups of friends who practice French together. VERB RACE – TEACHER LED Divide the class into three teams so that each student gets to go up to the board several times.  Have teams 1, 2 and 3 sit in groups so that each student clearly knows who plays before and after him. You may wish to allow them to change spots from time to time so that they’re not consistently playing against the same person who may or may not be a “better” player. Object of the game:  One student from each group goes up to the board with a dry erase marker or chalk in hand. As soon as all 3 students are lined up at the board, the teacher calls out a subject pronoun and the infinitive form of the verb to be conjugated in the appropriate tense. Everyone can keep trying to write the correct answer until someone gets it right or one minute has passed. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Answers are written on each card to help you, the teacher, keep track of what is going on since this game moves fast. Once you have called out the subject pronoun and infinitive to be conjugated students can start writing. The first student who correctly writes the conjugated verb on the board earns a point for his team. Students keep track of their team’s points directly on the board where everyone can see them.  Important:  The spelling of the verb must be perfect and that includes...

Falloir – French Impersonal Verb

Falloir – French Impersonal Verb Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici Support the LLL French Resource Project on Patreon Watch the video tutorial above to learn how to form and use the French impersonal verb falloir in many different ways. Be sure to stick around until the end and I’ll give you a quiz! Click below for more resources to help you whether you are learning or teaching French. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? You can also use il faut que followed by the subjunctive. Click here for a comprehensive lesson on the present subjunctive.  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 categories in “French Resources” to find your way around. FACEBOOK – LEARNERS OF FRENCH – Come join the LLL FB community with others who are learning French. FACEBOOK – TEACHERS OF FRENCH – Are you a French teacher? Come share your ideas on FB! TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS – French teachers, come check out my store 🙂 SUPPORT LLL ON PATREON – Do you want to support the LLL French Project? NEWSLETTER – LEARNERS OF FRENCH – I’ll write to you once a week to let you know what’s new. NEWSLETTER – TEACHERS OF FRENCH – I’ll write to you once a week with some ideas to help keep it fresh and...

Futur Antérieur – French Verb Tense Lesson and Quiz

Futur Antérieur – French Verb Tense Lesson and Quiz Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici Support the LLL French Resource Project on Patreon Watch the video tutorial above to learn how to form and use the futur antérieur tense in French. Be sure to stick around until the end and I’ll give you a quiz! Click below for more resources to help you whether you are learning or teaching French. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? 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 categories in “French Resources” to find your way around. FACEBOOK – LEARNERS OF FRENCH – Come join the LLL FB community with others who are learning French. FACEBOOK – TEACHERS OF FRENCH – Are you a French teacher? Come share your ideas on FB! TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS – French teachers, come check out my store 🙂 SUPPORT LLL ON PATREON – Do you want to support the LLL French Project? NEWSLETTER – LEARNERS OF FRENCH – I’ll write to you once a week to let you know what’s new. NEWSLETTER – TEACHERS OF FRENCH – I’ll write to you once a week with some ideas to help keep it fresh and...

French Relative Composed Pronouns Lesson – LEQUEL – AUQUEL – DUQUEL

French Relative Composed Pronouns Lesson – LEQUEL – AUQUEL – DUQUEL Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici Support the LLL French Resource Project on Patreon LEQUEL, AUQUEL and DUQUEL are like the relative pronouns QUI, QUE and DONT and CE QUE, CE QUI, CE DONT meaning they introduce dependent clauses. A dependent clause is one that has a subject and a verb, but it needs to be connected to a main clause to form a complete sentence. Relative pronouns are the words that connect a dependent clause to a main clause. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? As a relative pronoun LEQUEL (in various forms) replaces an indirect object when that object is preceded by any preposition except DE. LEQUEL must agree in number and gender with its antecedent (the term that the relative pronoun is replacing). masculine & singular LEQUEL feminine & singular LAQUELLE masculine & plural LESQUELS feminine & plural LESQUELLES Examples from the video lesson L’agence est sur le boulevard Haussmann. Il travaille pour cette agence. The agency is on Haussmann Boulevard. He works for this agency. L’agence pour laquelle il travaille est sur le boulevard Haussmann. The agency for which he works is on Haussmann Boulevard. Ce mannequin est célèbre. Nous allons travailler avec ce mannequin. This model is famous. We are going to work with this model. Le mannequin avec lequel nous allons travailler est célèbre. Common in conversation: Le mannequin avec qui nous allons travailler est célèbre. The model with whom / which we are going to work is...

Passé Composé with ÊTRE

Passé Composé with ÊTRE Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici Support the LLL French Resource Project on Patreon Reflexive verbs in the passé composé with être Passé Composé with ÊTRE:  These verbs use être as helping verb in the passé composé.  Those highlighted in red can also use avoir as helping verb sometimes (when followed by a direct object).  Note that the meaning changes when using them with avoir as helping verb.  Download this chart as a PDF Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? D descendre to go down to take down descendu R rentrer to go home to put something back into something else rentré M monter to go up to put something together to turn up the sound to bring something upstairs monté R rester to stay; to remain resté S sortir to go out to take out sorti P passer to pass by to take a test to pass something to someone passé V venir to come venu A arriver to arrive arrivé N naître to be born né D devenir to become devenu E entrer to enter entré R retourner to go back to turn something over retourné T tomber to fall tombé R revenir to come back revenu A aller to go allé M mourir to die mort P partir to leave parti 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...

French Reflexive Verbs Lesson

French Reflexive Verbs Lesson Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici Support the LLL French Resource Project on Patreon French reflexive verbs task cards – Reflexive verbs TABOO game – Present tense dice game – Passé composé dice game Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Present tense JE ME VERB TU TE VERB IL SE VERB ELLE SE VERB ON SE VERB NOUS NOUS VERB VOUS VOUS VERB ILS SE VERB ELLES SE VERB Passé composé tense – ÊTRE is helping verb Using ÊTRE as helping verb in the passé composé lesson JE ME SUIS VERB + AGREEMENT TU T’ES VERB + AGREEMENT IL S’EST VERB + AGREEMENT ELLE S’EST VERB  + AGREEMENT ON S’EST VERB  + AGREEMENT NOUS NOUS SOMMES VERB  + AGREEMENT VOUS VOUS ÊTES VERB  + AGREEMENT ILS SE SONT VERB  + AGREEMENT ELLES SE SONT VERB  + AGREEMENT   Common French reflexive verbs 1 se réveiller to wake up 2 se lever to get up 3 se laver to wash up 4 se brosser les cheveux to brush your hair 5 se brosser les dents to brush your teeth 6 se peigner les cheveux to comb your hair 7 se maquiller to put on makeup 8 se raser to shave 9 s’habiller to get dressed 10 se déshabiller to get undressed 11 se promener to go for a walk 12 s’amuser to have a good time 13 se coucher to go to bed 14 se baigner to go for a swim 15 se sécher to dry off 16...

French Relative Pronoun Lesson – CE QUI – CE QUE – CE DONT

French Relative Pronoun Lesson – CE QUI – CE QUE – CE DONT Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici Support the LLL French Resource Project on Patreon Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? CE QUI, CE QUE and CE DONT are like the relative pronouns QUI, QUE and DONT, meaning they introduce dependent clauses. A dependent clause is one that has a subject and a verb, but it needs to be connected to a main clause to form a complete sentence. Relative pronouns are the words that connect a dependent clause to a main clause. The difference between CE QUI, CE QUE, CE DONT and QUI, QUE and DONT is that they don’t refer to a specific noun that has already been mentioned. They refer to something less specific, like an idea or a whole statement. That idea may or may not have already been stated. CE QUI USE IT AS SUBJECT OF THE DEPENDENT CLAUSE Le vent, c’est ce qui me dérange le plus. The wind is what bothers me the most. Ce qui me dérange, c’est quand il y a trop de vent. What bothers me the most is when there is too much wind. CE QUE USE IT AS DIRECT OBJECT OF THE DEPENDENT CLAUSE Je ne comprends pas ce que tu dis. I don’t understand what you are saying. Ce que nous devons faire, c’est prendre le train demain. What we must do is take the train tomorrow. CE DONT USE IT AS THE OBJECT OF...

French Relative Pronouns Lesson: QUI – QUE – OÙ – DONT

French Relative Pronouns Lesson   Subscribe to my YouTube channel and you won’t miss a single French lesson:  Cliquez ici Support the LLL French Resource Project on Patreon Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? QUI – QUE – OÙ – DONT What is a relative pronoun? Here is a lesson on French relative pronouns: CE QUE, CE QUI, CE DONT These words are used to link a dependent clause to a main clause. A dependent clause is a group of words with a subject and a verb. It does not express a complete thought so it isn’t a sentence and can’t stand alone. In English, French relative pronouns can be translated to WHO, WHOM, THAT, WHICH, WHOSE, WHERE or WHEN. Unlike in French, we don’t always have to use them in English. Many times they are optional. For example, I could say either “the movie I saw last night” or “the movie that I saw last night”. QUI QUI can be tricky because you’ve certainly learned that as a question word, QUI means WHO. As a relative pronoun it can mean WHO or WHAT. QUI replaces the subject in the dependent clause. Je téléphone à ma mère. Elle est en Louisiane. Je téléphone à ma mère qui est en Louisiane. I am calling my mother. She is in Louisiana. I am calling my mother who is in Louisiana. In this example QUI means WHO. Je vais lire le livre. Il est dans mon sac. Je vais lire le livre qui est dans mon sac. I am going to read...

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...

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...

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...

French Subjunctive or Indicative?

French Subjunctive or Indicative? Subjunctive or Indicative: Expressions list + Exercise + Quizlet Study Set When should you use the French subjunctive and when should you not? Here’s a handy list that you can use when learning when to employ the French subjunctive. You may also be interested in the following lesson: French Subjunctive Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? SUBJUNCTIVE INDICATIVE Il est possible que… Il est certain que… Je désire que… Il est probable que… Je ne crois pas que… Je crois que… Je ne pense pas que… Je pense que… J’exiger que… J’observe que… Je souhaite que… J’affirme que… Il faut que… Je suppose que… Je suggère que… J’espère que… Je propose que… Je trouve que… Je regrette que… Je sais que… Je suis désolé(e) que… Je remarque que… Je veux que… Je déclare que… Je refuse que… Je dis que… Il est important que… Je constate que… Il est dommage que… J’imagine que… Il vaut mieux que… Il est clair que… Jusqu’à ce que… Il est sûr que… À condition que… Je veux + infinitif… Avant que + ne explétif… Après que… En attendant que… J’aimerais + infinitif French Subjunctive or Indicative Exercise 1 Il est possible que mes parents me (dire) non. SUBJUNCTIVE INDICATIVE Il est possible que mes parents me _____________ non. 2 J’aimerais (faire) de la randonnée ce week-end. SUBJUNCTIVE INDICATIVE J’aimerais _____________ de la randonnée ce week-end. 3 Tu ne crois pas qu’ils (venir)? SUBJUNCTIVE INDICATIVE Tu ne crois pas qu’ils _____________? 4 Mon professeur déclare que nous (devoir) étudier plus....

French Verb METTRE

French Verb METTRE The irregular French verb METTRE is an important one to learn. Many times this verb is idiomatic in nature which means you wouldn’t necessarily think of using it if you come from an English speaking background. In this lesson we will look at six different ways to use the verb METTRE in the present and passé composé tenses. Watch the video lesson below and use this text lesson as a support guide. Use the QUIZLET study set at the bottom of this page  to practice and master your new skill and start using the verb METTRE next time you speak French. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French?             METTRE – TO PUT Je mets mon sac sur la table. I put my bag on the table. I am putting my bag on the table. METTRE – TO PUT ON Tu mets ton tee-shirt bleu. You put on your blue t-shirt. You are putting on your blue t-shirt. METTRE – TO SPEND TIME DOING SOMETHING Il met quinze minutes pour aller à l’école. He spends fifteen minutes going to school. METTRE – TO SET THE TABLE Nous mettons la table. We set the table. We are setting the table. METTRE – TO TURN SOMETHING ON Vous mettez la radio. You turn on the radio. You are turning on the radio. SE METTRE À – TO START DOING SOMETHING Ils se mettent à faire leurs devoirs. They are starting to do their homework. They’re starting their homework. Other ways to use the French...

French Banking and Money Vocabulary – Love Learning Languages

French Banking and Money Vocabulary – Love Learning Languages Knowing how to talk about money in French may not sound too interesting, but if you know the vocabulary when the time arises you’ll be glad you took the time to learn it! Whether you’re planning to travel to a French speaking country or if you’re planning to move to one you need to know how to talk about money. You may be looking to spend it, to save it, to open a bank account with it, to borrow it, who knows…you may even want to buy stocks and bonds. Whatever you have planned I encourage you to practice and master the following vocabulary. You’ll see a QUIZLET study set right at the bottom of this page that you can use to practice. Once you’re familiar with the vocabulary you can even take a test. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? money de l’argent currency la monnaie paper money un billet a coin une pièce a check un chèque a certified check un chèque certifié a bank card une carte bancaire to pay with cash payer en espèces to pay with a credit card payer par carte bancaire to buy acheter to spend dépenser cheap bon marché expensive cher a bank une banque an ATM un distributeur automatique a checking account un compte-chèques a savings account un compte d’épargne to save money faire des économies a loan un prêt to borrow emprunter the interest rate le taux d’intérêt a deposit un dépôt a bank transfer un virement a withdrawal un...

French verbs followed by À, DE or NOTHING

French verbs followed by À, DE or NOTHING French verbs followed by À, DE or NOTHING : Many French verbs can be followed by an infinitive.  That in itself makes them pretty user friendly. However, there are some verbs that must be followed by an À or DE before you can tack on the infinitive.  Some French verbs are followed by À, DE or nothing at all. Read through the following examples and exceptions, then you can practice and master these verbs using the Quizlet study set provided before completing the exercise (answers provided) at the bottom of the page.   The following verbs can be followed immediately by a verb in the INFINITIVE. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? aimer J’aime VOYAGER et RENCONTRER de nouveaux gens. I like TO TRAVEL and TO MEET new people. aller Qu’est-ce que tu vas FAIRE ce soir? What do you want TO DO tonight? espérer Ma soeur espère TROUVER du travail dans sa nouvelle ville. My sister hopes TO FIND work in her new town. falloir Il faut TRAVAILLER pour gagner sa vie. It is necessary TO WORK to earn a living. pouvoir Nous pouvons ALLER faire les courses ensemble si tu veux. We can GO grocery shopping together if you like. préférer Vous préférez VENIR avec nous ou RESTER à la maison? Do you prefer TO COME with us or TO STAY at home? savoir Ils savent NAGER et PLONGER. They know how TO SWIM and how TO DIVE. venir Je viens DÎNER chez toi ce soir. I’m coming TO...