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This thorough intermediate level French review includes:

  • Seven 30 minute review videos covering 600 review questions
  • Grammar questions, answers, and explanations given in English
  • 18 video lessons and 20 printable study guides for grammar topics

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C’EST vs IL EST

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BON – BIEN – MEILLEUR – MIEUX

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DEPUIS – PENDANT – POUR – IL Y A

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FIRST CONDITIONAL SI CLAUSES

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INDIRECT OBJECT PRONOUNS

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DISJUNCTIVE PRONOUNS

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VERB + DE + INFINITIVE

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THE PRONOUN «Y»

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THE PRONOUN «EN»

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SECOND CONDITIONAL SI CLAUSES

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NEGATION

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RELATIVE PRONOUNS QUI – QUE – OÙ

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THE VERB «PRENDRE»

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LE FUTUR SIMPLE

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IMPERFECT VS. PASSE COMPOSE

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PRESENT CONDITIONAL

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REFLEXIVE VERBS – PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE

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DIRECT OBJECT PRONOUNS & IRREGULAR VERBS

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IMPERFECT TENSE

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PRONOUNS WITH INFINITIVES

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THE VERB «MANQUER»

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French Bakery Vocabulary List – La Boulangerie PĂątisserie



French Bakery Vocabulary

La Boulangerie PĂątisserie

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le painbread
une pĂątisseriea pastry, a pastry shop 
la crĂšmecream
la pĂątedough
feuilleté(e)flaky
la farineflour
faire réchaufferto reheat
doré(e)golden
croustillant(e)crunchy
le beurrebutter
une tarte aux fruitsa fruit pie / tart
un coulis de fruitsa fruit sauce
bien cuitwell baked
une fournéea batch
la croûtethe crust
une miettea crumb
la pùte sabléeshortcrust pastry
la pùte feuilletéepuff pastry
une michea loaf
le pain de seiglerye bread
le pain completwholewheat bread
pétrirto knead
le boulanger, la boulangĂšrethe baker
le pain d’épicesgingerbread
un glaçagea glaze
gras(se)fatty
délicieux /délicieusedelicious
un(e) apprenti(e)an apprentice
un vendeur/ une vendeusea salesperson
le patron / la patronnethe boss
la caissethe cash register
par / en cartewith a credit card
la monnaiechange / money returned
un billeta bill
les horaires d’ouvertureopening hours
le croutonthe end of the baguette
badigeonnerto brush on
caramélisé(e)caramelized
la ganacheganache
la garniturethe topping / the filling
la cannellecinnamon
une noisettea hazelnut
une noixa walnut
une amandean almond
fondant(e)melting
saupoudrerto sprinkle on
le sucre glacepowdered sugar
la crĂšme pĂątissiĂšrecustard cream
effilé(e)sliced really thin
une pépite de chocolata chocolate chip
le chocolat noirdark chocolate
amerbitter
sucré(e)sweet
salé(e)savory, salted
conserverto keep (food)
au fraisin a  cool place
consommerto consume
sur placefor here / on the spot
Ă  emporterto go
il me fautI need

When to Make Agreement in the Passé Composé



When to Make Agreement in the Passé Composé

French verbs are conjugated in the passĂ© composĂ© either with avoir or ĂȘtre as their auxiliary verbs.

When using ĂȘtre as an auxiliary verb, past participles need to agree with their subjects in number and gender.

When using avoir as an auxiliary verb, you usually don’t need to make agreement with the subject.  However, there are specific times when avoir verbs require agreement.

If you want a very comprehensive passĂ© composĂ© quiz using both ĂȘtre and avoir as auxiliary verbs, with and without agreement, try out this one.  This is not a beginner level quiz.  





French Culture Quiz



Quiz About France

France Vocabulary List

How much do you know about France and French culture? Have fun testing your knowledge en français with a free quiz .

The questions aren’t easy, so be ready for a challenge!

Fifty questions are included, covering the following themes:

la vie quotidienne – le cinĂ©ma – la mode – les chansons – la gĂ©ographie – l’histoire – la gastronomie – la langue française – les arts – la littĂ©rature



French Vocabulary List About France



French Vocabulary – La France

Quizlet: Practice and Master This Vocabulary List



la libertéliberty
l’égalitĂ©equality
la fraternitéfraternity
le 14 juilletJuly 14th
la MarseillaiseFrench national anthem
le tricolorethe French flag
les droits de l’hommehuman rights
La Mariannesymbol of the French republic
le coq gauloisthe Gallic rooster
l’hexagonenickname for metropolitan France
un départementa county / administrative subdivision
une régiona region
la mairiethe city hall
la cĂŽtethe coast
le bord de merthe seaside
les fleuveslarge rivers
    les riviĂšressmaller rivers
    la campagnethe countryside
urbainurban
la densitédensity
les transports en communpublic transportation
la gendarmeriemilitary law enforcement
la police nationalenational police force
la police municipalelocal police
l’ÉlysĂ©ethe presidential palace
l’AssemblĂ©eParliament (lower part)
le SĂ©natParliament (upper part)
le Premier Ministrethe Prime Minister
une baguettea long shaped bread
la RĂ©volutionthe Revolution
la royautéroyalty
l’art culinaireculinary art
la modefashion
la technologietechnology
l’aĂ©ronautiqueaviation
l’électroniqueelectronics
le savoir-fairethe know how
une autoroutea highway
une station balnéairea beach resort
une station de skia ski resort
un viticulteura winemaker
les produits du terroirlocal products / specialties
faire la grĂšveto go on strike
attendre 107 ansto wait a long time
les aoûtiensAugust vacationers
les juilletistesJuly vacationers
la fermeture annuelleannual closure
la rentréereturn from summer holidays (school or work)

French Vocabulary List – Meeting People – Faire des Rencontres



French Vocabulary List – Meeting People – Faire des Rencontres

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une rencontrean encounter, a meeting
rencontrerto meet
se retrouverto meet up
se donner rendez-vousto set a meet up date
une soiréean evening party
une fĂȘtea party
introverti(e)introvert
discuterto chat
ĂȘtre timideto be shy
poser une questionto ask a question
demander quelque choseto ask something
faire une blagueto make a joke
plaisanterto joke
malpolirude
indiscret, indiscrĂšteindiscreet
saluerto greet
se prĂ©senter to introduce oneself
prĂ©senter quelqu’unto introduce someone
une associationan organization
le lieu de travailthe workplace
le bureauthe office
s’entendre avecto get along with
un point communa thing in common
l’hygiùnehygiene
une odeur corporellea body odor
l’haleinethe breath
une mauvaise haleinebad breath
ennuyeux, ennuyeuseboring
drĂŽlefunny
attirant(e)attractive
bruyant(e)loud
bavard(e)talkative
intelligent(e)intelligent
cultivé(e)educated
les Ă©tudesstudies
une universitéa university
une enfancea childhood
les parentsparents
l’argentmoney
prétentieux, prétentieusepretentious
une tenuean outfit
un horairea time
un rendez-vous galanta date
une applicationan application
célibatairesingle
nerveux, nerveusenervous
une activité sportivea sports activity
une salle de sporta gym
un concerta concert
un événementan event

French Spring Vocabulary List – Le Printemps



French Spring Vocabulary List – Le Printemps

Quizlet: Practice and Master This Vocabulary List



une fleura flower
fleurirto bloom
un arc-en-ciela rainbow
la pluiethe rain
un parapluiean umbrella
un imperméablea raincoat
des bottes en caoutchoucrain boots
une flaquea puddle
une abeillea bee
butinerto gather nectar and pollen
un papillona butterfly
un poussina chick
une aversea rain shower
un oragea thunderstorm
une goutte de pluiea raindrop
un nuagea cloud
un nuage de pluiea rain cloud
le ventthe wind
un coup de venta gust of wind
le soleilthe sun
une Ă©clairciea sunny spell
un rayon de soleila ray of sunshine
une journĂ©e radieuse a bright day
une chenillea caterpillar
un grillona cricket
une sauterellea grasshopper
un oiseau-mouchea hummingbird
une hirondellea swallow
une grenouillea frog
une coccinellea ladybug
un crapauda toad
une pĂąquerettea daisy
une jonquillea daffodil
une tulipea tulip
le muguetthe lily of the valley
un bourgeona bud
pousserto grow
une brisea breeze
le pollenthe pollen
une allergiean allergy
un pétalea petal
une grainea seed
un arrosoira watering can
planterto plant
semerto sow
une randonnéea hike
un pique-niquea picnic
une fourmian ant
la bouethe mud
un nid d’oiseaua bird’s nest
un jardina garden
jardinerto garden
un potagera vegetable garden
un légumea vegetable
printanierspring-like
un pommieran apple tree
un cerisiera cherry tree
un champa field
un préa meadow
un ​​arbustea shrub
une feuillea leaf
un arbre en fleura flowering tree

Ways to say “have, has, had” in French



Here’s a list of ways to say have, has, had in French:



She has a big apartment.

She had a big apartment.
AVOIR
Elle a un grand appartement.

Elle avait un grand appartement.

I have to finish my homework.

I had to finish my homework.
DEVOIR / FALLOIR
Je dois finir mes devoirs.
J’ai dĂ» finir mes devoirs.

il faut que + subjunctive
Il faut que je finisse mes devoirs.

He is having an adventure in Mexico.

He had an adventure in Mexico.

He had had an adventure in Mexico. 
VIVRE
Il vit une aventure au Mexique.

Il a vécu une aventure au Mexique.

Il avait vécu une aventure au Mexique.

I am having a coffee and a croissant.
I
had a coffee and a croissant.

I had had a coffee and a croissant.
PRENDRE
Je prends un café et un croissant.

J’ai pris un cafĂ© et un croissant.

J’avais pris un cafĂ© et un croissant.

We have been waiting for hours.

We had been waiting for hours. 
ATTENDRE
Nous attendons depuis des heures.

Nous attendions depuis des heures.

You are having your car repaired.

You had your car repaired.

You had had your car repaired.
FAIRE RÉPARER
Tu fais réparer ta voiture.

Tu as fait réparer ta voiture.

Tu avais fait réparer ta voiture.

I will not have you talk to me that way.
LAISSER
Je ne te laisserai pas me parler comme ça. 

permettre de + infinitive
Je ne te permettrai pas de me parler comme ça. 

Family legend has it that my grandmother fed all of the neighborhood cats. 
VOULOIR QUE + SUBJUNCTIVE
La légende familiale veut que ma grand-mÚre ait nourri tous les chats du quartier. 

We are having people over tomorrow evening.

We had people over last night. 

We had had people over.
RECEVOIR
Nous recevons du monde demain soir.

Nous avons reçu du monde hier soir.

Nous avions reçu du monde. 

She is going to have her baby tomorrow.

She had her baby yesterday. 
ACCOUCHER
Elle va accoucher demain. 

Elle a accouché hier. 

My sister told me that she and her husband are planning to have a baby. 

My sister told me that she and her husband
had planned to have a baby.
AVOIR
Ma sƓur m’a dit que son mari et elle prĂ©voient d’avoir un bĂ©bĂ© (un enfant).

Ma sƓur m’a dit que son mari et elle avaient prĂ©vu d’avoir un bĂ©bĂ© (un enfant).

I am having a great time!

I had a great time.
S’AMUSER
Je m’amuse bien!

Je me suis bien amusé(e)!

We have to have a discussion about your birthday meal.







We had to have a discussion about your birthday meal.
DEVOIR DISCUTER DE
Nous devons discuter de ton repas d’anniversaire.
DEVOIR PARLER DE
Nous devons parler de ton repas d’anniversaire.
AVOIR UNE DISCUSSION
Nous devons avoir une discussion à propos de ton repas d’anniversaire.

Nous avons dû Il a fallu que nous…

Do you want to have a drink?

We had a drink.
PRENDRE
Tu veux prendre un verre?

Nous avons pris un verre. 
He will have his meals with us.

He had to have his meals with us.
PRENDRE
Il prendra ses repas avec nous.

Il a dĂ» prendre ses repas avec nous.
Il a fallu qu’il prenne ses repas avec nous. 

Have a good day!

We had a good day!
PASSER
Passez une bonne journée!

Nous avons passé une bonne journée. 

Have a safe trip!

Did you have a good trip?
FAIRE
Faites bon voyage!

Avez-vous fait bon voyage?

Let me have a look.
VOIR / REGARDER
Laisse-moi voir / regarder.

I had a look at it.
JETER UN OEIL
J’y ai jetĂ© un Ɠil. 

She has just arrived.
She had just arrived.
VENIR DE + INFINITIVE
Elle vient d’arriver.
Elle venait d’arriver. 


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French Vocabulary List – L’avenir – The Future



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le tempstime
les inégalitésinequalities
le savoirknowledge
la maladiedisease
la floreflora
les ressourcesresources
polluerto pollute
prendre sointo take care
une espĂšcea species
un conflita conflict
un millénairea millenium
un siĂšclea century
un demi-siĂšclea half century
une décenniea decade
un visionnaire a visionary
améliorationimprovement
construireto build
détruireto destroy
une générationa generation
l’agricultureagriculture
urbainurban
efficaceefficient
autonomeautonomous
les transportstransportation
le climatthe climate
pireworse
meilleurbetter
l’espĂ©rance de vielife expectancy
la sciencescience
le changementchange
le progrĂšsprogress
avoir confianceto trust
avoir peurto be afraid
imaginerto imagine
prévoirto forecast, to predict

French Subjunctive With Superlatives


When learning the French subjunctive, there are lists of verbs and expressions that are helpful when deciding if you need to use it or not. However, that’s not all you need to know about the subjunctive. Sometimes using it is situational, and it depends on how sure you are about the statement you’re making.

👉 Subjunctive: Assumptions / Judgements

👉 Indicative: Facts / Reality

The following adjectives require the subjunctive when you’re not absolutely sure that what you are saying is a fact.


👉 Subjunctive: C’est le dernier livre qu’il ait Ă©crit.

👉 This is the last book that he wrote. (that I’m aware of)

👉 Indicative: C’est le dernier livre que j’ai lu.

👉 This is the last book that I read. (I know this for a fact)

Use the indicative when stating the first or last time something happened.


Superlatives

Superlatives work the same way as the adjectives listed above. Everything depends on whether something is known as a fact or if an assumption is being made.


👉 Subjunctive: Ce sont les enfants les plus bruyants que je connaisse.

👉 These are the noisiest children (that) I know. (Assumption – Maybe I have met noisier children at some point in my life)

👉 Indicative: Ce sont les enfants les plus bruyants que j’ai gardĂ©s cet Ă©tĂ©.

👉 These are the noisiest children that I have looked after this summer. (Fact – I looked after five, and these two are the noisiest)


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