French Faire Expressions

FAIRE is often used with sports and housework, but also with many other idiomatic expressions.  Notice how the English translation doesn’t always translate to DO or MAKE. CONJUGATE THE VERB FAIRE IN 11 TENSES  faire du volley to play volleyball faire du foot to play soccer faire du golf to golf faire du vélo toContinue reading “French Faire Expressions”

French Food with Prepositions À and DE

Sometimes in French it is very tricky to know when to use À versus DE.  In this lesson we will focus on when to use À or DE with French food. Why would we say une glace au chocolat  to mean chocolate ice-cream,  but un jus de pomme to mean apple juice? Fortunately, there areContinue reading “French Food with Prepositions À and DE”

French Future Tense Story – Le Futur Simple

La Journée de Vanessa – Le Futur Simple 👇 Scroll down for the English translation of this story 👇 La Journée de Vanessa Le réveil de Vanessa sonnera à six heures.  Elle ne se lèvera pas tout de suite.  Elle restera au lit jusqu’à six heures et demie.  Ensuite, elle prendra son petit-déjeuner.  Elle mangeraContinue reading “French Future Tense Story – Le Futur Simple”

French Subjunctive or Indicative Expressions List

Sometimes you need to use the French subjunctive, and sometimes you do not. Learn the following list of common expressions. Those on the left are followed by the subjunctive, and the ones on the right are followed by the indicative. This is not a definitive list. I’ve only included some of the most common expressions.Continue reading “French Subjunctive or Indicative Expressions List”

French Past Tense Story – Le Passé Composé

La Journée de Vanessa – French Passé Composé 👇 Scroll down for the English translation of this story 👇 La Journée de Vanessa Ce matin, le réveil de Vanessa a sonné à six heures.  Elle ne s’est pas levée tout de suite.  Elle est restée au lit jusqu’à six heures et demie.  Ensuite, elle aContinue reading “French Past Tense Story – Le Passé Composé”

French Imperfect Tense Story – L’imparfait

La Journée de Vanessa – French Imperfect Tense 👇 Scroll down for the English translation of this story 👇 Pratiquement tous les jours, le réveil de Vanessa sonnait à six heures. Elle restait toujours un peu au lit et elle se levait généralement à 6 heures et demie, ce n’était pas trop tôt. Ensuite, elleContinue reading “French Imperfect Tense Story – L’imparfait”

French Imperfect Tense – L’imparfait

👉 Watch my video lesson on this French grammar topic at the bottom of this post 👈 French Imperfect Tense The imparfait is one of the ways you can speak in the past.  You may have already learned the passé composé.   🎯 What’s the difference between the imparfait and the passé composé? The imparfait doesContinue reading “French Imperfect Tense – L’imparfait”

French Power Verb POUVOIR

French Verb POUVOIR The verb POUVOIR means TO BE ABLE – CAN.  Using this verb in the conditional tense is a way to speak politely in French. Like many verbs, POUVOIR can be followed directly by an infinitive. 👉 Watch my lesson on pouvoir at the bottom of this post 👈 Pouvoir:  Present tense conjugationContinue reading “French Power Verb POUVOIR”

French Power Verb DEVOIR

French Verb DEVOIR The verb DEVOIR means TO HAVE TO – MUST.  Using this verb in the conditional tense is a way to speak politely in French. Like many verbs, DEVOIR can be followed directly by an infinitive. 👉 Watch my lesson on devoir at the bottom of this post 👈 Devoir:  Present tense conjugationContinue reading “French Power Verb DEVOIR”

French Power Verb SAVOIR

French Verb SAVOIR The verb SAVOIR means TO KNOW HOW.  Using this verb in the conditional tense is a way to speak politely in French. Like many verbs, SAVOIR can be followed directly by an infinitive. 👉 Watch my lesson on savoir at the bottom of this post 👈 Savoir:  Present tense conjugation Je saisContinue reading “French Power Verb SAVOIR”