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Le futur simple Posted by on May 20, 2021

‘Le futur simple’ – the simple future Le futur simple in French is used to discuss future plans, intentions, or predictions. In English, we use ‘will’ or ‘shall’ when expressing the future. Keep reading to discover how to form the future simple tense in French. _______________________________________________________________ Take the infinitive of the verb and add the…

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5 Things I Found Out In France Posted by on Dec 29, 2015

Hi! I am Sten, a blogger from the Dutch and German blogs here at Transparent Language. During my university studies, I had the opportunity to go to another country in or outside the EU and study there for one semester within the ERASMUS program. I chose to study in France, both to learn more about…

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French Expressions Used in English Posted by on Sep 11, 2012

It’s a fact, English words and expressions are increasingly present in other languages. In France, people often say “weekend”, instead of “fin de semaine“, “mail” instead of “courriel“, etc. But the other way is also true: A lot of French words, idioms, and expressions have since a long time found their way into the language of Shakespeare…

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French Numbers: Learn to Count from 1 to 1000 Posted by on Nov 1, 2011

Un, deux, trois, c’est parti (one, two, three, here we go)! So… you want to learn how to count in French like a pro? Well, look no further mes amis, because the Transparent French Blog will show you how to do it—en un tour de main (in a flash)!  The key to learning how to…

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French Names for Young Animals Posted by on Jul 23, 2011

When l’abeille (the bee) was young, it was une larve     When l’aigle (the eagle) was young, it was un aiglon    When l’âne (the donkey) was young, it was un ânon When l’antilope was young, it was an antilopin When l’autruche (the ostrich) was young, it was an autruchon When la baleine (the whale) was young, it was a baleineau…

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5 Tips For Becoming Proficient In French Posted by on Sep 15, 2008

I would like to start this blog off with my tips on how to become proficient in French. Now, these are all based on my own personal language-learning experiences so you may or may not agree with all of them, but I can assure you they have all worked for me. 1. Read a lot…

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