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French Language – Voilà or Il y a Posted by on Mar 17, 2009

Voilà is one of my favorite expressions in French.  It just seems so French and much more appealing than its English equivalents: ‘there is’ and ‘there are’.  However, you must be careful because Il y a has the same English translation so to speak, but the meaning or useage is different.  Voilà is used as if you are pointing…

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Impersonal Verbs Posted by on Dec 3, 2008

Impersonal verbs can often get people confused when learning French, but the fact is that these verbs are used in all languages including English.  Il pleut means ‘It is raining’.  These verbs are called impersonal because they can not take a real personal subject as they do not represent any action, occurence or state-of-being that…

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