French Vocabulary: Politics and Government

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Politics and Government le vocabulaire français: la politique et le gouvernement Political terms include the organization of governments and their people. Explain the concepts of public policy, government, and law. Study: les authorités (feminine) : authorities Je dois parler avec les authorités. I have to speak with the authorities. un(e) citoyen(ne) : citizen Ils sont […]

French Vocabulary: Currency Exchange

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Currency Exchange le vocabulaire français: changer de l’argent Currency exchange terms are used to convert currency between monetary systems. Conduct business and make purchases with the correct currency. Study: Different countries and different government agencies use different kinds of money! Learning how to exchange currency (changer de l’argent) in French will […]

French Vocabulary: The Environment

… Identify: French Vocabulary: The Environment le vocabulaire français: l’environnement Environmental terms include the preservation and protection of all forms of life. Elaborate the concepts of environmental utilization and conservation. Study: l’air (masculine) : air La qualité de l’air est malsaine aujourd’hui. The air quality is unhealthy today. le changement climatique : climate change Le […]

French Vocabulary: Economics and Finance

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Economics and Finance le vocabulaire français: l’économie et la finance Financial terms include personal and family finances. Discuss the concepts of budgeting and expenditures. Study: l’assurance (fem.) : insurance Le couple a acheté une police assurance-vie. The couple bought a life insurance policy. un banquier / une banquière : banker Le banquier arrive bientót. […]

French Vocabulary: Hobbies and Pastimes

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Hobbies and Pastimes le vocabulaire français: les loisirs et les passe-temps Hobbies and pastimes are common in cultures all over the world. Utilize these activities to strengthen friendships and discover new hobbies. Study: Hobbies and pastimes (les loisirs et les passe-temps) are common in cultures all over the world! Arts and […]

French Vocabulary: Geography and Nature

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Geography and Nature le vocabulaire français: la géographie et la nature Geographical terms refer to land formations and bodies of water. Learn to describe natural settings around the world. Study: Geography and nature (la géographie et la nature) are all around us!  Learn how to describe your surroundings in French! une baie […]

French Grammar: Necessity and Obligation with [DEVOIR]

… Identify: French Grammar: Necessity and Obligation with [DEVOIR] la grammaire française: la nécessité et l’obligation avec [devoir] There are many words and phrases in French that express necessity and obligation.  One of the most common ways to express this is by using the verb DEVOIR. Study: There are many words and phrases in French […]

French Grammar: Necessity and Obligation with [AVOIR BESOIN DE]

… Identify: French Grammar: Necessity and Obligation with [AVOIR BESOIN DE] la grammaire française: la nécessité et l’obligation avec [avoir besoin de] There are many words and phrases in French that express necessity and obligation.  One of the most common ways to express this is by using the phrase AVOIR BESOIN DE. Study: There are […]

French Grammar: Necessity and Obligation with [IL FAUT]

… Identify: French Grammar: Necessity and Obligation with [IL FAUT] la grammaire française: la nécessité et l’obligation avec [il faut] There are many words and phrases in French that express necessity and obligation.  One of the most common ways to express this is by using the phrase IL FAUT. Study: There are many words and […]

French Grammar: The Verbs [JOUER] vs. [FAIRE]

… Identify: French Grammar: The Verbs [JOUER] vs. [FAIRE] la grammaire française: les verbes [jouer] vs. [faire] The verbs JOUER and FAIRE are both used to describe hobbies, including playing or doing sports.  JOUER literally means to play.  FAIRE means to do / to make. There are some general rules that govern whether to use JOUER […]