French Grammar: The Adverbial Pronoun [Y]

Identify: French Grammar: The Adverbial Pronoun [Y] la grammaire française: le pronom adverbial [Y] The adverbial pronoun “y” is used to refer to places or things (but never to people!) that have already been mentioned.  It often means “there”.  “Y” is pronounced like the French letter “i” (like the sound ‘ee’ in the English word […]

French Grammar: The Adverbial Pronoun [EN]

Identify: French Grammar: The Adverbial Pronoun [EN] la grammaire française: le pronom adverbial [EN] The adverbial pronoun “en” is used to refer to previously mentioned nouns (i.e., things, places, or people) or infinitives preceded by a form of the preposition “de”.  Depending on context, the pronoun “en” can mean about it, about them, from it, […]

French Grammar: Prepositions with Geographical Place Names

… Identify: French Grammar: Prepositions with Geographical Place Names la grammaire française: les prépositions avec les noms de lieux géographiques In French, both the type of geographical place and the gender of that place dictate how to translate the words ‘in’ and ‘to’! Study: In French, when the name of a continent, country, or region […]

French Grammar: The Preposition [À]

… Identify: French Grammar: The Preposition [À] la grammaire française: la préposition [à] The preposition [À] means “at”, “in”, or “to”  in French! Study: The preposition [À] means “at”, “in”, or “to” in French! The preposition [À] frequently indicates a moment in time or a location: Je déjeune à midi. I eat lunch at noon. Il habite […]

French Vocabulary: Personal Possessions

Identify: French Vocabulary: Personal Possessions le vocabulaire français: les effets personnels Learning to talk about your possessions can help you communicate to others what you have! This can help you identify something that you have or need, or to compare possessions with others! Study: Learning to talk about your possessions can help you communicate to […]

French Grammar: The Verb [ALLER]

… Identify: French Grammar: The Verb [ALLER] la grammaire française: le verbe [aller] The verb ALLER means “to go”.  It is used to tell people that something is going to happen. We can use ALLER to let people know what activities are happening soon! The verb ALLER is also used to tell that someone is going […]

French Vocabulary: Places in the City – Food and Drink

Identify: French Vocabulary: Places in the City – Food and Drink le vocabulaire français: les endroits dans la ville – à manger et à boire If you want to travel to French-speaking cities around the world, you’ll need to know what things are called. Learning the names of places around the city will give you […]

French Vocabulary: Kitchen-Related Verbs

Identify: French Vocabulary: Kitchen-Related Verbs le vocabulaire français: les verbes liés à la cuisine  Learning to talk about the home can help you communicate your living accommodations to others! This can help you get things fixed around the house, or can help you identify something that you need, or tell someone where you are! (La maison – […]

French Vocabulary: Household Chores

Identify: French Vocabulary: Household Chores le vocabulaire français: les tâches ménagères Common verbs express day-to-day activities. Use these verbs, and others like them, to take care of the home. Study: Learning to talk about household chores can help you communicate your living accommodations and responsibilities to others! This can help you work around the house, or […]

French Vocabulary: Family Members – Extended

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Family Members – Extended le vocabulaire français: les membres de la famille élargie French has a term for every family member. Forge stronger relationships and bonds with people. Study: Learning about French family members (la famille) means knowing the foundations of French-speaking people and culture! The family is often the core […]