French Vocabulary: Hand Tools

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Hand Tools le vocabulaire français: les outils à main People all over the world build and make repairs! Learning to talk about building and repairing in French will allow you to discuss building and home improvement projects with French speakers – and maybe even gain you the opportunity to help out with […]

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 […]