French Grammar: Passé Composé – Special Situations

Identify: French Grammar: Passé Composé – Special Situations la grammaire française: le passé compose – contextes specialisés When speaking about the past in English, you choose which past tense to use depending on the context and the meaning you wish to convey. In French sentences, you choose which past tense you use depending only on the meaning you wish to convey. […]

French Grammar: Passé Composé in Negative and Interrogative Phrases

Identify: French Grammar: Passé Composé in Negative and Interrogative Phrases la grammaire française: le passé compose dans les phrases négatives et interrogatives When speaking about the past in English, you choose which past tense to use depending on the context and the meaning you wish to convey. In French sentences, you choose which past tense you use depending only […]

French Grammar: Passé Composé with ÊTRE

Identify: French Grammar: Passé Composé with ÊTRE la grammaire française: le passé compose avec ÊTRE When speaking about the past in English, you choose which past tense to use depending on the context and the meaning you wish to convey. In French sentences, you choose which past tense you use depending only on the meaning you wish to convey. Study: When […]

French Grammar: Passé Composé with AVOIR – Irregular Verbs

Identify: French Grammar: Passé Composé with AVOIR – Irregular Verbs la grammaire française: le passé compose avec AVOIR –- les verbes irréguliers When speaking about the past in English, you choose which past tense to use depending on the context and the meaning you wish to convey. In French sentences, you choose which past tense you use depending only […]

French Grammar: Verb Conjugation – Basics

Identify: French Grammar: Verb Conjugation – Basics la grammaire française: la conjugaison des verbes – les essentiels Verbs (les verbes) are used to communicate actions. They DO things! If you plan on doing anything in French, you’ll need to learn how verbs and verb conjugations work! Study: Infinitive verbs are verbs that are unchanged. They are in their most basic form, and can […]

French Grammar: Passé Composé with AVOIR – Regular ER/IR/RE Verbs

Identify: French Grammar: Passé Composé with AVOIR – Regular ER/IR/RE Verbs la grammaire française: le passé compose avec AVOIR – les verbes en ER/IR/RE réguliers When speaking about the past in English, you choose which past tense to use depending on the context and the meaning you wish to convey. In French sentences, you choose which past tense you […]

French Grammar: Variable Interrogative Pronouns

Identify: French Grammar: Variable Interrogative Pronouns (Lequel/Lesquels/Laquelle/Lesquelles) French Interrogatives (les interrogatifs) are words that are used to ask questions! (They interrogate!) Asking different kinds of questions will help you manage every kind of day-to-day interaction in French. You need to ask questions in order to find out what’s going on!  Study: A “yes/no” question is one that can […]

French Grammar: Nasal Vowel Sounds

Identify: French Grammar: Nasal Vowel Sounds la grammaire française: les sons des voyelles nasales Understanding vowels (les voyelles) and vowel sounds is an important part of the French language.  You need them to read, write, and speak French well!  Many parts of French depend greatly on getting vowel sounds right, so listen carefully! Study: French vowels (les […]

French Grammar: Transitional Words and Phrases

Identify: French Grammar: Transitional Words and Phrases la grammaire française: les connecteurs logiques Transitional words and phrases help to keep stories moving along. They can indicate the order or placement of events over time, and can help link events together in a cohesive manner. Study: Transitional words and phrases help to keep stories moving along. They […]

French Vocabulary: Expressions of Time (Past)

Identify: French Vocabulary: Expressions of Time (Past) le vocabulaire français : des expressions de temps (du passé) Terms that convey timeframes. Specify when actions have already happened, either recently or in the distant past. Study: Learning to use expressions of past time will help you specify when you have done something and when something has […]

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