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 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 […]

Spanish Grammar: The Verb CORRER – Verb Conjugation Chart

Spanish Grammar: The Verb CORRER – Verb Conjugation Chart gramática española: el verbo correr – gráfico de conjugaciones CORRER = TO RUN Indicative Mood: Present Preterite Imperfect Conditional Future yo corro corrí corría correría correré tú corres corriste corrías correrías correrás él/ella/usted corre corrió corría correría correrá nosotros(as) corremos corrimos corríamos correríamos correremos vosotros(as) corréis corristeis corríais correríais […]

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 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 Grammar: Necessity and Obligation with [DEVOIR]

… Identify: French Grammar: Necessity and Obligation with [DEVOIR] la grammaire française: la nécessité et l’obligation avec [devoir] There are many words and phrases in French that express necessity and obligation.  One of the most common ways to express this is by using the verb DEVOIR. Study: There are many words and phrases in French […]

French Grammar: Necessity and Obligation with [AVOIR BESOIN DE]

… Identify: French Grammar: Necessity and Obligation with [AVOIR BESOIN DE] la grammaire française: la nécessité et l’obligation avec [avoir besoin de] There are many words and phrases in French that express necessity and obligation.  One of the most common ways to express this is by using the phrase AVOIR BESOIN DE. Study: There are […]

French Grammar: Necessity and Obligation with [IL FAUT]

… Identify: French Grammar: Necessity and Obligation with [IL FAUT] la grammaire française: la nécessité et l’obligation avec [il faut] There are many words and phrases in French that express necessity and obligation.  One of the most common ways to express this is by using the phrase IL FAUT. Study: There are many words and […]

French Grammar: The Verbs [JOUER] vs. [FAIRE]

… Identify: French Grammar: The Verbs [JOUER] vs. [FAIRE] la grammaire française: les verbes [jouer] vs. [faire] The verbs JOUER and FAIRE are both used to describe hobbies, including playing or doing sports.  JOUER literally means to play.  FAIRE means to do / to make. There are some general rules that govern whether to use JOUER […]

French Grammar: Disjunctive Pronouns

… Identify: French Grammar: Disjunctive Pronouns la grammaire française: les pronoms disjoints Disjunctive pronouns (les pronoms disjoints) – also known as stressed pronouns or emphatic pronouns – are used to refer to people whose names have already been mentioned or whose identity is obvious from context. They are used in several different types of situations, most […]