French Vocabulary: Weather Expressions

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Weather Expressions le vocabulaire français: les expressions du temps Learning how to talk about the weather (le temps) and weather expressions will help you plan for different kinds of weather, decide which clothing to wear, and look ahead to future events! Study: Learning how to talk about the weather (le temps) […]

French Vocabulary: Expressions of Time (Present and Future)

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Expressions of Time (Present and Future) le vocabulaire français : des expressions de temps (du présent et du futur) Terms that convey timeframes. Learn these expressions to specify when actions are taking or will take place. Study: aujourd’hui : today Je vais au supermarché aujourd’hui. I am going to the supermarket […]

French Grammar: Basic Negation (Saying No!)

Identify: French Grammar: Basic Negation (Saying No!) la grammaire française: la négation de base (dire non!) Basic negation lets us say “no” to things in French! It also lets us express that things are NOT a certain way. Study: The negative construction in French has two parts: (1) the word ne and (2) a specific […]

French Grammar: Other Uses of the Verb FAIRE

Identify: French Grammar: Other Uses of the Verb FAIRE la grammaire française: d’autres usages du verbe FAIRE The verb FAIRE means to do or to make (I do, you do, he/she does, etc.… / I make, you make, he/she makes, etc…). The verb FAIRE is extremely commonly used in French.  It is also used in […]

French Grammar: Demonstrative Pronouns

Identify: French Grammar: Demonstrative Pronouns la grammaire française: les pronoms démonstratifs DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS point out (“demonstrate”) specific people, places, and things. DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS agree in number and gender with the noun they replace. Study: Don’t get Demonstrative Pronouns confused with Demonstrative Adjectives! They look somewhat similar, but have different functions! Demonstrative Adjectives help to describe and identify people, places, […]

French Grammar: Demonstrative Adjectives

… Identify: French Grammar: Demonstrative Adjectives la grammaire française: les adjectifs démonstratifs Used to point out (demonstrate) people, places, and things. Must agree in gender and number with the nouns they modify. Study: Don’t get Demonstrative Adjectives confused with Demonstrative Pronouns! They look somewhat similar, but have different functions! Demonstrative Adjectives can mean either this/that or these/those. […]

French Grammar: Commands with Object Pronouns

… Identify: French Grammar: Commands with Object Pronouns la grammaire française: l’impératif avec les pronoms Study: You can attach certain Direct Object Pronouns, Indirect Object Pronouns, Reflexive Pronouns, and the Adverbial Pronouns [Y] and [EN] to command forms! It’s important to pay attention to whether a command is affirmative or negative, since this will affect the order in which the object pronouns are […]

French Grammar: The Imperative (Command Form) – Construction

… Identify: French Grammar: The Imperative (Command Form) – Construction la grammaire française: l’impératif – conjugaison Study: Imperatives (commands) are words that are used to give instructions, or to ask or tell a person to do (or not do) something. If you want to be able to tell someone how or what to do (or […]

French Grammar: Imperatives (Command Form) – Basics

… Identify: French Grammar: Imperatives (Command Form) – Basics la grammaire française: les impératifs – une introduction  Study: Imperatives (commands) are words that are used to give instructions, or to ask or tell a person to do (or not do) something. If you want to be able to tell someone how or what to do […]

French Grammar: The Verb FAIRE with Sports

… Identify: French Grammar: The Verb FAIRE with Sports la grammaire française: le verbe FAIRE avec les sports The verb FAIRE means to do or to make. (I do, you do, he/she does, etc.… / I make, you make, he/she makes, etc…) The verb FAIRE is also used in a variety of vocabulary expressions, like […]

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