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.”
In French, there are two different verbs that can be used in to express that a person is made to feel a certain way: faire vs rendre.
Some feelings are nouns, and other feelings are adjectives, and different parts of speech call for different verbs.
The French futur simple tense is used to express actions or events that will happen in the future. It is typically used when discussing plans, predictions, intentions, or possibilities.
Knowing how to use the French relative pronoun dont is essential for anyone wanting to communicate on a higher level in French. “Dont” is a relative pronoun that is used to replace the object of a preposition, allowing speakers to connect ideas and describe relationships between different parts of a sentence. Here are ten rulesContinue reading “French Relative Pronoun DONT – Top Ten Rules and Tips”
If you’re a beginner to low-intermediate level learner, you can get along for a good while speaking basic French using the present tense, le passé composé, and the futur proche (aller + infinitive). I think it’s a really good idea to focus on mastering those three tenses and to get to where you feel comfortableContinue reading “What’s that French tense?”
French Verbs That Can Translate to MAKE in English FAIRE – RENDRE – DONNER FABRIQUER – OBLIGER – CONSTRUIRE FAIREje faistu faisil faitnous faisonsvous faitesils font To make something in a very general sense. Je fais le dîner.I’m making dinner. To have (make) someone do something. Il me fait faire la vaisselle.He’s making me doContinue reading “Faire, Donner, Rendre, Obliger, Construire, Fabriquer”
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. 👉Continue reading “French Subjunctive With Superlatives”
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 Comparing French and English Sentence Structure Faire Causative Construction Lesson Related Posts
Mes amis vont me manquer. I am going to miss my friends. 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 noticeContinue reading “French Sentence Structure – Manquer à”
Tu vas me faire renverser mon thé. You are going to make me spill my tea. 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 andContinue reading “French Sentence Structure – Faire Causative Construction”