The French expression “du coup” is an informal colloquial phrase that is commonly used in spoken language. It has various meanings depending on the context in which it is used, but its primary translation in English is “so,” “therefore,” “consequently,” or “as a result.”
The French word “donc” is very versatile, and it can be used in several ways, but its main function is to express consequence or logical deduction. English equivalents are therefore, so, hence, thus, consequently.
This lesson is about some very common French verbs followed by DE + infinitive. The little two letter word DE is very important! Take note of it every time you see it! Watch my video lesson and download your free lesson guide.
It is important to understand the difference between French contracted articles vs partitive articles, especially when it comes to using them with negation.
To express the idea that you almost or nearly did something (but didn’t), you can use the French verb faillir + infinitive along with avoir.
The placement of the French adjectives prochain and dernier can change the meaning and emphasis of the sentence. These adjectives can be placed either before or after the noun they modify, but their placement alters the meaning.
In this detailed lesson, we will explore the five important rules about how to use French articles after using negative expressions. Whether you’re just starting out and want to understand the basics or even if you’re fairly advanced but somehow missed this lesson, this guide will give you the knowledge and confidence to handle this tricky part of French grammar smoothly. Let’s get right to the five rules you need to know in my short video lesson, and be sure download my free study guide to keep as a handy reference tool.
The French verbs partir, sortir, quitter, and laisser are all synonyms for the English verb “to leave,” but each has its own distinct ways to use it. The choice between these verbs depends on the context and the intended meaning.
There are so many ways to use the French verb “tenir”. It’s a very commonly used verb, and it’s conjugated just like “venir”. When you look it up in the dictionary, it says it means “to hold”, but hold on . . . There’s a lot more to this verb than that! Scroll down forContinue reading “French Verb Tenir”
When learning French, it doesn’t take very long to understand that pronouns are extremely important. In particular, direct and indirect object pronouns are crucial to master. Why French direct and indirect object pronouns are important: 1. They shorten your sentences: Using direct and indirect object pronouns allows you to avoid repeating the same noun over and over againContinue reading “French Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns – Top Ten Tips and Rules”