Falloir, Devoir, Pronouns – Mini French Lesson

TRANSLATE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE USING THE VERB DEVOIR IN THE PRESENT TENSE: 👉 He has to leave the house now. You have two options when translating this sentence to French. 👉 Il doit partir de la maison maintenant. 👉 Il doit quitter la maison maintenant. It is important to notice that the verb partir isContinue reading “Falloir, Devoir, Pronouns – Mini French Lesson”

Il faut – Mini French Lesson

FALLOIR = TO NEED The verb falloir can be used in many different ways. Get the comprehensive lesson here. In this mini lesson, we’ll talk about how to express need by using this verb. You can still use avoir besoin de to mean need, but you’ll sound much more French if you use falloir! WhenContinue reading “Il faut – Mini French Lesson”

Être, Aller, Avoir, Faire – Mini French Lesson

Fill in the blanks with the correct form of être, aller, avoir, or faire. (click the link for conjugation charts with pronunciation) 👉 J(e) __________ mal à la tête. 👉 My head hurts. 👉 J’ai mal à la tête. (avoir) 👉 Je __________ souvent du vélo. 👉 I often ride bikes. 👉 Je fais souventContinue reading “Être, Aller, Avoir, Faire – Mini French Lesson”

Relative Pronouns – Mini French Lesson

Fill in the blank with QUI, QUE, OÙ or DONT: 👉 Les cerises _________ j’ai acheté un kilo ne sont pas bonnes. 👉 The cherries of which I bought one kilo are not good. Why is dont the correct answer? 👉 The purpose of relative pronouns is to join clauses and to avoid repetition. Let’sContinue reading “Relative Pronouns – Mini French Lesson”

Relative Composed Pronouns – Mini French Lesson

Fill in the blank with the correct form of lequel: 👉 Le courriel _________ j’ai répondu était plein de fautes d’orthographe. 👉 The email to which I replied was full of spelling mistakes. 👉 Le courriel auquel j’ai répondu était plein de fautes d’orthographe. Why is auquel the correct answer? 👉 The verb répondre isContinue reading “Relative Composed Pronouns – Mini French Lesson”

Possessive Pronouns – Mini French Lesson

Restate the following sentence using a French possessive pronoun: 👉 C’est leur livre. 👉 It is their book. 👉 C’est _________. 👉 It is theirs. 👉 C’est le leur. LE refers to the book (le livre). LEUR is the pronoun that shows possession. Notice the way LEUR is used in the original sentence: 👉 C’estContinue reading “Possessive Pronouns – Mini French Lesson”

Plus-Que-Parfait Tense – Mini French Lesson

Put the verb in parentheses in the plus-que-parfait tense: The infinitive is the verb voir, and I’d like you to use ne … jamais as negation: 👉 Nous (ne jamais voir) la mer. Use the plus-que-parfait along with negation. 👉 Nous n’avions jamais vu la mer. 👉 Translation: We had never seen the sea. BeContinue reading “Plus-Que-Parfait Tense – Mini French Lesson”

French Relative Pronoun: DONT

Link the following sentences using a relative pronoun: Choose between QUI – QUE – OÙ – DONT: 👉 Voici l’appartement. Tu m’as parlé de cet appartement. Use a pronoun to make one sentence and avoid repeating the word appartement. 👉 Voici l’appartement . . . tu m’as parlé de. Which relative pronoun is the bestContinue reading “French Relative Pronoun: DONT”

French Subjunctive – Il faut que

Always use the subjunctive after Il faut que… Fill in the blank with the correct form of the verb boire: 👉 Il faudra que je _______ six verres d’eau par jour. 👉 Il faudra que je boive six verres d’eau par jour. When you begin a sentence with Il faut que, you must follow upContinue reading “French Subjunctive – Il faut que”

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