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...

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...

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 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 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...

Types of French Pronouns

Types of French Pronouns This lesson focuses on the following types of French pronouns: Q & A Session on French Pronouns:  10 of the most common questions students have and my explanations Click here to enroll in Love Learning Languages online school Download a PDF version of this blog post Reflexive pronouns ME – TE – SE – NOUS – VOUS Direct object pronouns ME – TE – NOUS – VOUS – LE – LA – LES Indirect object pronouns ME – TE – NOUS – VOUS – LUI – LEUR French adverbial pronouns Y – EN One of the tricky things about French pronouns is that ME – TE – NOUS – VOUS can all be reflexive, direct or indirect object pronouns and how to identify whether they are direct or indirect.   Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? How to know which pronoun to use Reflexive pronouns Reflexive pronouns are used when a person is doing something to himself.  They must agree with the subject of the sentence.  In other words, reflexive pronouns must agree with the person who is doing the action to himself.   ME – TE – SE – NOUS – VOUS – SE Je ME couche. Tu TE couches. Il SE couche – Elle SE couche – On SE couche. Nous NOUS couchons. Vous VOUS couchez. Ils SE couchent – Elles se couchent. Direct object pronouns Direct object pronouns answer the questions: WHO or WHAT QUI ou QUOI ME – TE – NOUS – VOUS LE – LA – LES I’m watching TV....

French Dictée B2 Intermediate Le Voyage

French Dictée B2 Intermediate Le Voyage Listen to the dictée while watching the video, write everything you hear, check your work just beneath the video link. FRENCH DICTATION MINI-COURSE:  CLICK HERE TO ENROLL You may also be interested in the following French dictées: French dictée A1 Beginner Level:  Le Voyage    French dictée A2 Elementary Level:  Le Voyage    French dictée B1 Pre-intermediate Level:  Le Voyage THEME LE VOYAGE LENGTH 240 – 260 WORDS: This is the length of the written part of the B2 DELF EXAM LEVEL B2 – INTERMEDIATE INSTRUCTIONS Write exactly what you hear in the dictée.  I will read each sentence twice at a normal pace.  Keep in mind that in French many words seem to run together and sound like just one word. Useful vocabulary: point = period; full stop virgule = comma point d’exclamation = exclamation mark point d’interrogation = question mark GRAMMAR Grammar points covered in this dictée: regular ER, IR, RE and REFLEXIVE verbs present tense simple future conditional passé composé with être and avoir imperfect tense pluperfect past conditional future perfect (futur antérieur) subjunctive past subjunctive second conditional «si clauses» third conditional «si clauses» modal verbs:  vouloir, pouvoir, devoir in the past conditional common irregular verbs: être, avoir, faire, venir, aller, mettre, savoir, voir, prendre causative faire construction relative pronouns:  qui, que, où, dont direct object pronouns + agreement in passé composé indirect object pronouns pronouns y & en double pronouns in affirmative commands French Dictée B2 Intermediate Le Voyage Check your work En français Sophie et Julien travaillent beaucoup, ils peuvent donc se permettre de partir souvent en vacances....

Fun Games to Play in French

Fun Games to Play in French Are you a French teacher or a self-learner of French?  Whether you’re on the teaching or learning end of French you’ve got to keep it fun.  I always incorporate games in my French classes.  Playing games in French is an especially good way to build vocabulary that you otherwise may not come across in a textbook.  I’ll highlight some of my favorite group games as well as some that you can play individually.  If you’re a self-learner you may want to scroll down to GAMES FOR 1 PERSON. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Games for 2+ people  TABOO:  I think this is my favorite game to play in French.  At the top of the card there’s a word that you have to try to get your partner to guess as you explain it.  Taboo is great for French learners at all levels.  If you’re a beginner you can use the TABOO words listed on the card.  Be sure to try your hardest to form simple sentences.  If you’re a more advanced learner you have to avoid using the TABOO words.  It’s convenient to have a set of cards in both French and English because you probably won’t know a lot of the words. VERB RACE:  This is fun in a classroom setting.  Divide the class into two teams.  One person from each team goes to the board with a marker.  You as the teacher call out a subject or subject pronoun, an infinitive and a verb tense.  For example, “TU / FAIRE /...

French Connector Words

French Connector Words As you become a more advanced learner of French you will find yourself needing connector words or linking words to help make your point and seamlessly transition from one sentence to another.  Here is a list of some of the most common French connector words that will enrich your vocabulary and speaking and writing skills. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Download a PDF version of this lesson on French connector words French English Examples  sinon  otherwise  Fais tes devoirs, sinon tu vas rater ton examen.  Do your homework, otherwise you are going to fail your exam.  en revanche  on the other hand  then again  Je ne sais pas parler chinois.  En revanche, je parle couramment le français!  I don’t know how to speak Chinese.  On the other hand, I speak French fluently!  par contre  however  on the other hand  Tu n’aimes pas les champignons.  Moi, par contre, je les adore.  You don’t like mushrooms.  I, however, love them.  de toute façon  anyway  anyhow  De toute façon, on se verra ce week-end.  Anyway, we’ll see each other this weekend.  d’ailleurs  incidentally  by the way  Tu n’as pas fait le dîner.  D’ailleurs, tu n’as même pas fait les courses.  You didn’t make dinner.  Incidentally, you didn’t even go grocery shopping.  néanmoins  nevertheless  Nous n’avons pas envie de déménager.  Néanmoins, il faut le faire.  We don’t feel like moving house.  Nevertheless, we have to do it.  en fait  in fact  actually  En fait, ce que tu dis est faux.  Actually, what you’re saying is wrong.  au fait  by...

Conjugate Regular French ER Verbs

Conjugate Regular French ER Verbs Teachers:  Visit my TPT store for more French resources Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Present tense – Présent Click here to download the PDF version of this lesson on ER verbs in 11 tenses Lesson on the present tense of ER verbs + support guide Video only version on YouTube je parle nous parlons tu parles vous parlez il / elle / on parle ils / elles parlent Perfect tense – Passé composé Lesson on the passé composé + support guide Video only version on YouTube j’ai parlé nous avons parlé tu as parlé vous avez parlé il / elle / on a parlé ils / elles ont parlé Imperfect tense – Imparfait Lesson on the imperfect + support guide Video only version on YouTube je parlais nous parlions tu parlais vous parliez il / elle / on parlait ils / elles parlaient Simple future – Futur simple Lesson on the simple future + support guide Video only version on YouTube je parlerai nous parlerions tu parleras vous parleriez il / elle / on parlera ils / elles parleront Conditional – Conditionnel Lesson on the conditional + support guide Video only version on YouTube je parlerais nous parlerions tu parlerais vous parleriez il / elle / on parlerait ils / elles parleraient Pluperfect – Plus-que-parfait Lesson on the plus-que-parfait + support guide Video only version on YouTube j’avais parlé nous avions parlé tu avais parlé vous aviez parlé il / elle / on avait parlé ils / elles avaient parlé Past conditional –...

Faire – Causative Construction

Faire – Causative Construction Teachers:  Visit my TPT store for more French resources Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? What is the French causative construction and how do you use it? Describes an action that is being caused by someone or something This action is not being performed by someone or something The subject of the sentence makes someone do something How is the French causative formed? Subject + Conjugated form of FAIRE + Infinitive After the infinitive you need a RECEIVER of the action that is being caused Download a PDF version of this Faire – Causative Construction lesson Je fais réparer le lave-vaisselle. I am having the dishwasher repaired. Je + fais + infinitive + receiver (le lave-vaisselle) I am making the dishwasher get repaired. Je fais manger les enfants. I’m having the children eat. Je + fais + manger + receiver (les enfants) I am making the children eat. In English, when we translate FAIRE as I AM MAKING it really sounds like we are almost forcing the receiver to do the action.  That is not how you should translate these because in French the sense of the verb FAIRE is different in the causative.  You are HAVING someone do something. Est-ce que tu vas faire laver tes chemises? Are you going to have your shirts washed? Futur Proche:  Tu + vas + faire infinitive + other infinitive + receiver (tes chemises) Are you going to make your shirts get washed? Tu fais faire un bouquet de fleurs? Are you having a bouquet of flowers made?...

French Past Conditional: Would have been, Could have been, Should have been

French Past Conditional:  Would have been, Could have been, Should have been Scroll down to the bottom of this post to watch a video tutorial on the French past conditional. Use the French past conditional when you want to say what would, could, or should have happened. If you know how to form the passé composé, forming the French past conditional will be a breeze.  In the passé composé one of the most important things to remember is when to use avoir as helping verb as opposed to using être as helping verb.  The same is true when forming the past conditional.  To form the past conditional you follow all of the passé composé rules.  The only difference is that you need to put the helping verb ÊTRE or AVOIR in the conditional. Conditional forms of ÊTRE and AVOIR Formation of the past conditional + examples: ÊTRE, VOIR, SORTIR et SE COUCHER Would have been + examples Could have been + examples Should have been + examples Past conditional with power verbs:  VOULOIR, POUVOIR et DEVOIR French Past conditional downloadable PDF support guide Conditional forms of ÊTRE and AVOIR Practice using the past conditional with this online exercise:  Texas Bob Past Conditional ÊTRE                                                                                                         AVOIR Je serais J’aurais Tu serais Tu aurais Il serait Il aurait Nous serions...

French Third Conditional Si Clauses

French Third Conditional Si Clauses Quiz on the third conditional is located all the way at the bottom, just above the video.  Click here to enroll in Love Learning Languages online school Learn how to use French si clauses in the third conditional.   This is a fairly advanced lesson.  If you are more of a beginner you may be interested in a lesson on the first conditional or 2nd conditional before doing this one. This lesson on third conditional French si clauses is designed to accompany the video lesson you’ll find at the bottom of this post.  Watch it while following along with the text as if you were in a classroom with me. Here’s a brief outline of what will be covered in this lesson: What is a “si clause”? What tenses are used in the third conditional? Examples are provided in French and English. Quizlet study sets are provided to help you master this new French skill. At the end of the lesson there is a quiz (just below the video). French teachers following this lesson may want to check out additional resources at TPT. What is a si clause? The word si  means if in English.  Si clauses are used to express what could happen if some condition is met. Si clauses indicate possibilities which may or may not actually happen. They refer to the present, past, and future. Si clauses have two parts: the condition,  and the result clause which indicates what will happen if the condition of the si clause is met. The tense of the result clause depends on the tense of the si clause. In other words, the tense of the two clauses...

French Subjunctive: Activity on Giving Advice

French Subjunctive:  Activity on Giving Advice When you’re learning the French subjunctive, an activity on giving advice can be just what you need to put what you’ve learned into meaningful context. .  Forming the French subjunctive is the easy part.  Learning how and when to use it correctly is when it gets a little tricky, but that’s nothing you can’t handle.   Here is an activity on giving advice, suggestions and opinions using the French subjunctive in meaningful context. Included you will find fourteen different situations to which you will have to respond by either making a suggestion, giving your opinion, or giving advice of some kind.  In every situation you will respond using the French subjunctive. Use the provided list of 24 expressions that must be followed by the French subjunctive to help you get started. 3 sample responses are provided for each of the 14 situations. Sample situation:   Ton meilleur ami doit déménager dans un autre pays, et tu vas lui manquer. Quels conseils lui donnes-tu?  As-tu des suggestions?  Une opinion? Sample response:   Il est important que nous gardions le contact par Skype et que nous nous écrivions toutes les semaines sur Facebook. The more you can actively use the French subjunctive in meaningful context the more comfortable you will feel employing it during a conversation.  The only way it will begin to feel natural is if you use the French subjunctive as often as possible when speaking French.  This activity will help you train to do just that.  Try to come up with as many bits of advice as you can when making your suggestions.  If...

French Si Clause Quizzes

The French «Si Clause» Si Clause Quiz:  Test your knowledge! Before taking these si clause quizzes you may wish to first read the lessons and watch the video tutorials.  Jennifer will lead you through comprehensive and easy to follow lessons with plenty of examples so that you can see which verb tenses are being used and how they are formed.  Want to practice a little before you take the quizzes?  Use our Quizlet study sets, designed to help you practice and master your new skills.   Take fun and stress-free French lessons on Skype with your experienced and patient French teachers, Jennifer or François at Love Learning Languages. If you enjoy using this activity for teaching or learning French please consider making a donation of any amount. Merci beaucoup!  xx [paypal-donation] Lesson on first conditional si clauses In the first conditional, you can make the following combinations of tenses: Present + Present / Present + Future / Present + Imperative Passé Composé + Present / Passé Composé + Future / Passé Composé + Imperative Bonne chance, et n’oubliez pas de partager vos résultats sur Facebook! [mlw_quizmaster quiz=1] Lesson on second conditional si clauses In the second conditional, the si clause part must always be in the imperfect tense.  The result clause must be in the conditional. Bonne chance, et n’oubliez pas de partager vos résultats sur Facebook! [mlw_quizmaster quiz=2] Lesson on third conditional si clauses In the third conditional, the si clause must always be in the plus-que-parfait tense.  The result clause must be in the past conditional. Bonne chance, et n’oubliez pas de partager vos résultats sur Facebook! [mlw_quizmaster quiz=3]   Learn French for Free on YouTube...

French Subjunctive

French Subjunctive   French Subjunctive The present French subjunctive refers to actions in the present or future. Use the subjunctive when the sentence contains a dependent and a main clause. The dependent and main clauses are connected by the word QUE. One of the clauses will demonstrate a WEIRDO condition. If what follows QUE is subjective in nature you must use the subjunctive. French subjunctive lesson guidelines and tips Watch my video lesson on the French subjunctive below. Do some exercises with me at the end of the video lesson (they’re written at the bottom of post). The subjunctive is rumored as the most difficult thing in French, but it’s not true. Watch the video lesson and follow along reading the text below the video. I will not teach every exception in this lesson.  Let’s keep it simple for now. When and why do we use the subjunctive in French? How do you form the subjunctive? Examples using the subjunctive in meaningful context. Practice the French subjunctive with Quizlet study sets (see below). You may be interested in the following lesson: French Subjunctive or Indicative? French Subjunctive The present French subjunctive refers to actions in the present or future. Use the subjunctive when the sentence contains a dependent and a main clause. The dependent and main clauses are connected by the word QUE. One of the clauses will demonstrate a WEIRDO condition. If what follows QUE is subjective in nature you must use the subjunctive. WEIRDO VERBS W Wishing / wanting E Emotion I Impersonal expressions R Request / require / recommend D Doubt / demand / deny O...