French Grammar: The Conditional Mood

… Identify: French Grammar: The Conditional Mood la grammaire française: le mode conditionnel The Conditional Mood (le mode conditionnel) in French is used in much the same way as the Conditional Mood in English to discuss events that are not certain to occur. Often, these events depend on other conditions (hence, the term “Conditional” mood). […]

French Vocabulary: Holidays and Celebrations

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Holidays and Celebrations le vocabulaire français: les jours fériés et les fêtes Names of common global holidays and celebrations. Celebrate events with people all around the world. Study: le Carême : Lent Le Carême dure quarante jours. Lent lasts forty days. le Chandeleur : Candlemas Le Chandeleur est le 2 février. […]

French Vocabulary: Weddings

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Weddings le vocabulaire français: les mariages Weddings and related vocabulary. Learn how to celebrate weddings around the world. Study: Weddings are celebrated everywhere around the world! Celebrate les mariages in French! une alliance : wedding ring L’alliance est en or. The wedding ring is made of gold. une demoiselle d’honneur : […]

French Vocabulary: Birthdays

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Birthdays le vocabulaire francais: les anniversaires Birthdays and related vocabulary. Learn how to celebrate birthdays around the world. Study: Birthdays are a common celebration around the world! Learn how to celebrate birthdays in French! Birthday terms are also connected to the verb AVOIR with age, to months of the year, and […]

French Grammar : Passé Composé vs. Imperfect Tense

… Identify: French Grammar: Passé Composé vs. Imperfect Tense la grammaire française: le passé composé versus l’imparfait Hier, nous dînions quand Jean a téléphoné. Yesterday we were having dinner when Jean phoned. Je me suis levé, je me suis habillé, et j’ai pris le petit déjeuner. I got up, got dressed and ate breakfast. Ils […]

French Grammar: The Expression [IL Y A] + Time

… Identify: French Grammar: The Expression [IL Y A] + Time la grammaire française: [il y a] et le temps The expression IL Y A means there is / there are.  But IL Y A  can also be used to tell how long “ago” something happened! Review: LEAF French Grammar: The Expression “IL Y A” […]

French Grammar: The Imperfect Tense – Basics

… Identify: French Grammar: The Imperfect Tense – Basics la grammaire française: l’imparfait 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 on the meaning you wish to convey. Study: When speaking about the […]

French Grammar: The Imperfect Tense – Regular and Irregular Verbs

… Identify: French Grammar: The Imperfect Tense – Regular and Irregular Verbs la grammaire française: l’imparfait des verbes réguliers et 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 on the meaning you […]

French Grammar: Verbs that take ÊTRE in Compound Tenses

… Identify: French Grammar: Verbs that take ÊTRE in Compound Tenses la grammaire française: les verbes avec ÊTRE aux temps composés Study: A Compound Tense is a verb form that consists of two parts: (1) the present tense of the auxiliary (or “helper”) verb, followed by (2) the past participle of the main verb (i.e., […]

French Vocabulary: Travel by Car

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Travel by Car le vocabulaire français: voyager en voiture Terms related to car travel. Travel by car provides freedom to independently explore the world. Study: Traveling by car in many Francophone countries is similar to traveling by car in the United States. There are rules of the road to follow and […]