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Le Passé Simple for Irregular French Verbs Posted by on Apr 4, 2016

Last week, I introduced the simple past tense and showed you how to conjugate regular French verbs in this literary tense. However, as you probably know … not all French verbs are regular. In fact, many verbs are conjugated irregularly in French. Today, we will go over these difficult irregular verbs in the past simple…

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Subjunctive: Irregular and Stem-Changing Verbs Posted by on Feb 9, 2015

As I mentioned last week, besides evaluating in which circumstances to use the French subjunctive, the most difficult part of this mood is learning how to conjugate irregular and stem-changing verbs into the subjunctive. Luckily, there are only about 10 verbs that are irregular and 10 verbs that are stem-changing in the subjunctive – although…

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Beginner French Post: Être Posted by on Aug 20, 2010

Bonjour beginners! In the last, inaugural Beginner’s Post, we explored the verb avoir (to have). Aujourd’hui (today), another crucial French verb: Être : to be. Conjugaison : Je suis : I am Tu es : You are (informal) Il/ elle/ on est : He/ she/ “they” are* Nous sommes : We are Vous êtes…

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Beginner French: Conjugating Avoir Posted by on Jul 27, 2010

Bonjour mes amis débutants! (Hello, my beginner friends!) Hichem and I have so much fun exploring French slang, literature and culture, that we sometimes forget that not everyone is ready for tout ça (all that). Starting ce soir (tonight), we’ll begin Beginner Posts, especially aimed at les débutants who are just starting to learn French…

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