French Vocabulary: Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Gems

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Gems le vocabulaire français: les bijoux, les métaux préciaux, et les pierres précieuses Terms often used in conjunction with clothing and materials. Identify and choose the right jewelry to wear for any occasion. Study: People all over the world wear jewelry! Learning to talk about jewelry in French […]

French Grammar: Relative Pronouns – [QUI] and [QUE]

… Identify: French Grammar: Relative Pronouns – [QUI] and [QUE] la grammaire française: les pronoms relatifs – [qui] et [que] Study: In French as well as in English, a relative clause describes a person or thing introduced in the main clause. A relative pronoun connects a relative clause to that person or thing. The person […]

French Grammar: Relative Pronoun – [LEQUEL]

… Identify: French Grammar: Relative Pronoun – [LEQUEL] la grammaire française: le pronom relatif – [lequel] Study: In French as well as in English, a relative clause describes a person or thing introduced in the main clause. A relative pronoun connects a relative clause to that person or thing. The person or thing that precedes […]

French Vocabulary: The House – Basics

… Identify: French Vocabulary: The House – Basics le vocabulaire français: la maison – une introduction Common objects are found in homes all over the world. Identify and utilize the right objects to describe a variety of living spaces. Study: Learning to talk about the home can help you communicate your living accommodations to others! This can help […]

French Grammar: More about Adjective Placement

… Identify: French Grammar: More about Adjective Placement la grammaire française: la disposition des adjectifs – suite In French, the position of adjectives (adjective placement) is very important.  Most French adjectives go after the nouns they qualify. A few adjectives go before the nouns they modify.  And some adjectives can go either before OR after […]

French Vocabulary: Having a Formal Conversation

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Having a Formal Conversation le vocabulaire français: tenir une conversation formelle Conversations are a basic element of communication! Make a good first (and last) impression with people to whom you want to show respect! Study: Monsieur (M.) : Mr. / sir Bonjour, monsieur! Good morning, sir! Madame (Mme) : Mrs. / […]

French Grammar: More about Negation

… Identify: French Grammar: More about Negation la grammaire française: la négation – suite Negation lets us say “no” to things in French! It also lets us express that things are NOT a certain way. Review: LEAF French Grammar: Basic Negation Study: Negative constructions include the following: ne … aucun(e) : no / none / […]

French Vocabulary: Commonly Used Negative Expressions

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Commonly Used Negative Expressions le vocabulaire française: des expressions négatives communes Negation lets us say “no” to things in French! It also lets us express that things are NOT a certain way. Review: LEAF French Grammar: Basic Negation Study: Ça ne fait rien. : It doesn’t matter. / No big deal. […]

French Grammar: The Causative Construction – [FAIRE] + Infinitive

… Identify: French Grammar: The Causative Construction – [FAIRE] + Infinitive la grammaire française: le causatif – [FAIRE] + l’infinitif Study: The causative construction, as its name implies, is used to express the idea that one person (or thing) gets, has, makes, or causes another action to take place.  A causative construction is made up […]

French Vocabulary: Idiomatic Expressions with [AVOIR]

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Idiomatic Expressions with [AVOIR] le vocabulaire français: des expressions idiomatiques avec [avoir] Idioms are fixed expressions with a figurative meaning. Learn to use idioms with AVOIR to sound more like a native speaker of French. Review: LEAF French Grammar: The Verb AVOIR – Basics Study: avoir bonne / mauvaise mine to […]