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*IL FAUT* que tu apprennes le Français (You *Must* Learn French)! Posted by on Mar 30, 2014

Learning French is not optional anymore; it is now mandatory! Well, just kidding, bien sûr… One thing you must do, however, if you already speak French, is to watch out for the good use of le subjonctif. Just pay a bit of attention to when French people speak, or to French books, articles, etc., you will…

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“Tricky” French Conjugation: The Verb ALLER (To Go) Posted by on Apr 25, 2013

One of the trickiest verbs to conjugate for the new learners of French language is hands-down ALLER (To Go) Unlike other verbs, aller can in some cases transform itself in a seemingly different verb, as in “il va” or “j‘irai.” Obviously, the best way not to make any mistake with this verb is to simply memorize its…

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How to Conjugate the French Verb Vivre Posted by on Nov 13, 2012

“Vivre” (“To Live”) is a must-know French verb. It can be tricky to conjugate, because in some cases it can be confused with the verb voir (to see): “Je vis” (I live) and “je vis” (“I saw”), in which case context becomes your best friend! It is conjugated the same way as revivre (to live something again), survivre…

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French Conjugaison: The Verb “Rêver” (To Dream) Posted by on Oct 21, 2011

Whether you say rêver, rêvasser, songer, fantasmer, etc., it all basically means “to dream“, whereas expressions such as être dans la lune (to be in the moon), être dans les nuages (to be in the clouds), actually mean “to daydream“—as I hear some students around here tend to do in the middle of their French class! 🙂 The…

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French Verbs – Conjugation I Posted by on Mar 16, 2010

French verb conjugation can be tricky.  But it’s all about groups.  All you have to do is know what group the verb belongs to and conjugate it accordingly using the root of the verb and the correct conjugation suffix.  In today’s article, we’ll talk about the first group known as -er verbs. And here is…

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Let’s Talk About French Verbs Once Again Posted by on Sep 6, 2009

Today, we’ll begin talking about the past…the French past tense that is.  What does imparfait mean?  Well, let’s find out! First of all, Le Robert Micro (my favorite French-French dictionary) defines the adjective imparfait as qui n’est pas achevé, pas complet; or in other words, something that is incomplete.  The definition it gives for the…

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