French Parts of Speech – Les Parties du Discours

French Parts of Speech Learning French can seem really difficult when you don’t really understand the basics of English grammar. Have a look at the charts below if you find yourself shutting down as soon as your teacher or others in your study group start talking about pronouns, verbs, conjunctions, and other parts of speech.Continue reading “French Parts of Speech – Les Parties du Discours”

French Sentence Structure – Indirect Object Pronouns

Comparing French and English Sentence Structure It can be interesting to look at French sentences and their English translations while comparing the two. Once you have identified corresponding words, you will realize how many similarities there are French and English. You’ll also notice some big differences, and those are worth examining more closely. Present TenseContinue reading “French Sentence Structure – Indirect Object Pronouns”

Il y a – French Expression – There is

IL Y A IL Y A is probably the most useful expression in French. Il y a There is Il y a There are It doesn’t matter if what comes next is singular or plural.  In the present tense, the expression is always IL Y A.  Il y a une abeille sur la fleur. ThereContinue reading “Il y a – French Expression – There is”

French Sentence Structure Activity

Comparing French and English Sentence Structure This mini-course includes four videos in which I lead you progressively through texts that begin at the A1 beginner level and move up to the B2 upper-intermediate level by the end.  👇 🎥 Watch the video below to hear all of the sentences being read aloud 🎥 👇  AllContinue reading “French Sentence Structure Activity”

TU vs VOUS – French Subject Pronouns

TU vs VOUS One of the really big differences that exists between French and English is that in French there are two ways to say YOU.  It’s really important to know which one you need to use because they are definitely not interchangeable.   When learning French subject pronouns the difference between TU and VOUS isn’tContinue reading “TU vs VOUS – French Subject Pronouns”

French Subject Pronouns

French Subject Pronouns 🎥 SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH A VIDEO TUTORIAL ON FRENCH SUBJECT PRONOUNS 🎥 Je Je = I Exception: Jennifer and I = Jennifer et moi Je parle français. I speak French. Tu Tu = informal you. Use it with people you know well = family, good friends, children Tu es gentille. YouContinue reading “French Subject Pronouns”

Regular Present Tense French Verb Endings – ER, IR, RE

Regular French Verb Conjugations 👉 List of common French verbs ending in ER 👉 To conjugate regular ER verbs, take ER off of the infinitive and add the appropriate endings. 👉 List of common French verbs ending in IR 👉 To conjugate regular IR verbs, take R off of the infinitive and add the appropriateContinue reading “Regular Present Tense French Verb Endings – ER, IR, RE”

French Expressions of Quantity: Weight and Volume

French expressions of quantity are followed by DE (or D’ when the word begins with a vowel), even when the noun that follows is plural.  Click here for a lesson on the different ways to use DE.  Use the list below to express quantities such as weight and volume.  You’ll find that many of theseContinue reading “French Expressions of Quantity: Weight and Volume”

French Adverbial Expressions of Quantity

Most of the time, French expressions of quantity are followed by DE (or D’ when the word begins with a vowel), even when the noun that follows is plural.  You may feel tempted to use DES – DE LA – DU – DE L’ after these expressions, but the change to DE is necessary. ExpressionsContinue reading “French Adverbial Expressions of Quantity”

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