French Grammar: Comparatives – Basics

… Identify: French Grammar: Comparatives – Basics la grammaire française: le comparatif – une introduction Comparatives (le comparatif) are used when we contrast one person or thing with another. Some of the comparative words are used when computing numbers or even alone. Comparatives are important to understand in conversations and in reading French. Study: Comparatives are […]

French Vocabulary: Reptiles and Amphibians

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Reptiles and Amphibians le vocabulaire français: les reptiles et les amphibiens Reptiles and amphibians are found all over the world.  Learn the French words for some of them! Study: un alligator : alligator Il y a beaucoup d’alligators en Floride. There are a lot of alligators in Florida. un crapaud : […]

French Vocabulary: Large Animals

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Large Animals le vocabulaire français: les grands animaux There are names in French for all the animals in the world.  Even the big ones! Study: un âne : donkey Un âne est plus petit qu’un cheval. A donkey is smaller than a horse. une baleine : whale La baleine vit dans […]

French Vocabulary: Small Animals

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Small Animals le vocabulaire français: les petits animaux Cute is cute, in any language. French people keep dogs and cats as pets, too! Study: un castor : beaver Les castors construisent des barrages. Beavers build dams. un chat / une chatte : cat J’ai un chat noir et une chatte blanche. […]

French Vocabulary: Insects

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Insects le vocabulaire français: les insectes You can’t escape from bugs all over the world! Study: une abeille : bee Les abeilles font le miel. Bees make honey. une araignée: spider Je n’aime pas les araignées. I don’t like spiders. un cafard : cockroach Nous tuons tous les cafards. We are […]

French Vocabulary: Birds

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Birds le vocabulaire français: les oiseaux There are birds all over the world. Learn the French words for some of them! Study: un aigle : eagle Les aigles mangent beaucoup de poisson. Eagles eat a lot of fish. une aile : wing (of a bird) L’oiseau bat ses ailes. The bird […]

French Grammar: The Preposition [PAR]

… Identify: French Grammar: The Preposition [PAR] la grammaire française: la préposition [par] The preposition PAR can be translated as “through”, “by”, “via”, or “per” in English. Study: The preposition PAR can be translated as “through”, “by”, “via”, or “per” in English.  PAR is used to indicate the direction in which something moves, the means […]

French Grammar: The Preposition [CHEZ]

… Identify: French Grammar: The Preposition [CHEZ] la grammaire française: la préposition [chez] The French preposition CHEZ has several different meanings, all of which require several words in English.  CHEZ can mean “at someone’s home”, “at someone’s business/office”, “within a group”, “within someone’s nature”, “within the body of work of an author/artist”. Study: The French […]

French Grammar: The Prepositions [DANS] vs. [EN]

… Identify: French Grammar: The Prepositions [DANS] vs. [EN] la grammaire française: les prépositions [dans] vs. [en] Both DANS and EN can be translated as “in” in English and can both be used to indicate location or time. Here is a brief rundown on using them together! Study: Both DANS and EN can be translated […]

French Vocabulary: Travel and Tourism

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Travel and Tourism le vocabulaire français: les voyages et le tourisme Travel and tourism terms are used in basic navigation scenarios. Gain the freedom to explore entire cities and beyond. Study: French travel vocabulary can help you get to where you need to go. You might be surprised that you don’t […]