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Être - to be - Conjugation of the French...
Je suis, tu es, il est... Learn the conjugation of the French Verb Être - to be. Être is very irregular in French, and its spelling and pronunciation can be tricky.
French Verb Conjugator - How To Conjugate...
This page lists the top 10 irregular French verb conjugations, and over 1300 common French verb conjugations + tips: bookmark it!
Avoir - to have - Conjugation of the French...
J'ai, tu as, il a... Learn the conjugation of the French Verb Avoir - to have. Avoir is very irregular in French, and its spelling and pronunciation can be tricky.
French First Names for Girls
Looking for a name to use in French class, or inspiration for naming your baby? This list includes more than 100 common French names for girls, along with their pronunciation, English equivalents, and literal meaning. Page 3.
Aller - to Go - Conjugation of the French...
Je vais, tu vas, il va... Learn the conjugation of the French Verb Aller - to go. Aller is very irregular in French, and its spelling and pronunciation can be tricky.
French Proficiency Test
Test your French with this beginning-level French proficiency test.
Conjugation of the French Irregular Verb Faire...
Je fais, tu fais, il fait... Learn the conjugation of the French Verb Faire- to make, to do. Faire is very irregular in French, and its spelling and pronunciation can be tricky.
French First Names for Boys
Looking for a name to use in French class, or inspiration for naming your baby? This list includes more than 100 common French names for boys, along with their pronunciation, English equivalents, and literal meaning. Page 2.
Vouloir - to want
Learn how to conjugate vouloir, an irregular -ir French verb.
Prendre - to take
Learn how to conjugate prendre, an irregular -re French verb.
Pouvoir - can, to be able
Learn how to conjugate pouvoir, an irregular -ir French verb.
How to Type French Accents
You don't need software or a special keyboard to type French accents - everything you need to know is right here.
Venir - to come
Learn how to conjugate venir, an irregular French verb.
Devoir - must, to have to; to owe
Learn how to conjugate devoir, an irregular -ir French verb.
Subjunctive or Indicative? French Quiz
Do you know when to use the French subjunctive? Find out with this online quiz.
Passé composé - French Compound...
The passé composé is the most common French past tense, often used in conjunction with the imperfect (imparfait) and used to express actions completed in the past.
Voir - to see
Learn how to conjugate voir, an irregular -ir French verb.
Savoir - to know
Learn how to conjugate savoir, an irregular -ir French verb.
French Regular -RE Verbs
Regular -RE verbs, that is, verbs that end in -RE, are a small category of French verbs which are conjugated according to the same pattern. Once you've learned the rules of conjugation for regular -RE verbs, you'll be able to conjugate all of them.
French Regular -IR Verbs
Regular -IR verbs, that is, verbs that end in -IR, are the second largest category of French verbs. Hundreds of regular French -IR verbs are conjugated according to the same pattern, so once you've learned the rules of conjugation for regular -IR verbs, you'll be able to conjugate all of them.
Imperfect - French Past Tense
The French imperfect (imparfait) is a descriptive past tense which indicates an ongoing state of being or a repeated or incomplete action.
French Regular -ER Verbs
Regular -er verbs, that is, verbs that end in -er, are the largest category of French verbs. Thousands of regular French -er verbs are conjugated according to the same pattern, so once you've learned the rules of conjugation for regular -er verbs, you'll be able to conjugate all of them.
Dire - to say, tell
Learn how to conjugate dire, an irregular -re French verb.
French Subjunctive - Subjonctif
The subjunctive mood is used to express actions or ideas which are subjective or otherwise uncertain: will/wanting, emotion, doubt, possibility, necessity, judgment. It is nearly always found in dependent clauses introduced by que or qui, and the subjects of the dependent and main clauses are usually different.
How To Best Use My "Learn French In Context"...
Improve your French when reading my level appropriate French stories.
Avoir, Être, Faire
The irreglar French verbs avoir (to have), être (to be), and faire (to do/make) are the most important French verbs. They are used in some of the ways that we use them in English as well as in many expressions.
Passé composé vs Imparfait
A quiz on the sometimes tricky distinction between le passé composé and l'imparfait
French Numbers - Nombres
Learn to count in French with French cardinal numbers.
Mettre - to put
Learn how to conjugate mettre, an irregular -re French verb.
French Greetings - Les Salutations
Learn how to say hello, hi, how are you, and other ways to greet people in French.
Partir - to leave
Learn how to conjugate partir, an irregular -ir French verb.
Boire - to drink
Learn how to conjugate boire, an irregular -re French verb.
Connaître - to know, be familiar with
Learn how to conjugate connaître, an irregular -re French verb.
How to say "I love you" in French
They say that French is the language of love, so you'd better know how to say I love you! Check out this sound file and step-by-step instructions to learn how to say I love you in French. Page 3.
French Present Tense
The French present tense, called le présent or le présent de l'indicatif, is quite similar in usage to the English present tense.
Sortir - to go out
Learn how to conjugate sortir, an irregular -ir French verb.
Lire - to read
Learn how to conjugate lire, an irregular -re French verb.
Dormir - to sleep
Learn how to conjugate dormir, an irregular -ir French verb.
121 Most Common French Phrases
Learn the most useful and common French phrases.
Écrire - to write
Learn how to conjugate écrire, an irregular -re French verb.
Finir - to finish
Learn how to conjugate finir, a regular -ir French verb.
French First Names
There are hundreds of common French first names. Some of them look just like their English counterparts, others are fairly similar, and still others seem completely unique. Here are more than 200 of the most popular French names, along with their pronunciation and English equivalents.
French Subjunctive - Regular Conjugations
Unlike using the French subjunctive, conjugating it is relatively straightforward.
How to Ask Questions in French
Want to know something? Whether you're working, traveling, learning, or just trying to learn more about someone, questions are an essential part of any conversation. This lesson will teach you four different ways to ask questions in French.
Position of French Adjectives - Position des...
Quiz on placement of French adjectives: sans serif font french adjectives document url body background background color
French Accents
What are the French accents and how do you use them?
French Past Participle - Le Participe passé
Quiz on the French past participle.: sans serif font french verbs document url participle body background
French Relative Pronouns - Pronoms relatifs -...
Test on the French relative pronouns qui, que, dont, and où.
Choisir - to choose
Learn how to conjugate choisir, a regular -ir French verb.
Ça va
What does the French expression ça va mean?
French Articles - Articles français
Test yourself on French definite, indefinite, and partitive articles
Acheter - to buy
Learn how to conjugate acheter, a stem-changing French verb.
De vs Du, De la, Des - French Prepositions and...
Test yourself on using de by itself vs when to use du, de la, or des.
French Possessive Adjectives - Adjectifs...
Test on French possessive adjectives: mon, ma, mes, ton, ta, tes, etc.
Y and En - French Adverbial Pronouns
Lesson and quiz on the French adverbial pronouns y and en
French Alphabet - Alphabet français
French for beginners: learn the French alphabet
Manger - to eat
Learn how to conjugate manger, a spelling change French verb.
De vs Du, De la, Des
The preposition de tends to be very difficult for French students. This lesson explains when to use de by itself vs when to use du, de la, or des.
French Conditional Mood
The conditional is, in my opinion, one of the simplest French conjugations. There is only one set of endings for all verbs, and most of them - even many which are irregular in the present tense - use their infinitives as the root.
French Greetings - Learn how to greet people in...
Beginning French: test yourself on French greetings.
Telling Time in French - L'Heure
Learn how to tell time in French. This multi-part lesson includes notes, sound files, and practice exercises to help master telling time in French.
French Mistake of the Week
Test on common French mistakes featured as the mistake of the week.
Jouer - to play
Learn how to conjugate jouer, a regular -er French verb.
Vivre - to live
Learn how to conjugate vivre, an irregular -re French verb.
Attendre - to wait (for)
Learn how to conjugate attendre, a regular -re French verb.
Apprendre - to learn
Learn how to conjugate apprendre, an irregular -re French verb.
French Terms of Endearment - Termes d'affection
If French is the language of love, what better language is there to express your love? French has all kinds of interesting terms of endearment, including a rather odd assortment of barnyard animals. Check out this list of French terms of endearment to use with your loved ones (both romantic and familial). Page 2.
French Future Tense
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I Want To Learn French, Where Do I Start?
Starting French may be overwhelming. There are essential questions you need to ask yourself first to set up a successful plan of action.
Aimer - to like, love
Learn how to conjugate aimer, a regular -er French verb.
French Imperative Mood
Learn how to give commands with the French imperative.
French Audio Dictionary
French Audio Dictionary with 2,500 French words and expressions.
Tips to Improve your French Vocabulary
Words, words, words! Languages are made up of words, and French is no exception. Here are all kinds of French vocabulary lessons, practice ideas, and tips to help you get better at learning and remembering French words.
French Personal Correspondence - French Letters...
Learn the correct formulas for writing letters in French to friends and family.
Recevoir - to receive
Learn how to conjugate recevoir, an irregular -ir French verb.
Être Verbs - Mnemonic Devices
If you can't remember which French verbs need être in the compound tenses, you might want to try a mnemonic device, such as Dr and Mrs Vandertramp. Page 2.
French Adjectives ~ Adjectifs
An adjective is a word that modifies a noun by describing it in some way: shape, color, size, nationality, etc. French adjectives are very different from English adjectives in two ways.
Devenir - to become
Learn how to conjugate devenir, an irregular French verb.
French Past Tenses - Passé compos&eacute...
During the first year of French study, every student becomes aware of the troublesome relationship between the two main past tenses: imperfect and passé composé. This lesson compares and contrasts the usage of these two French verb tenses.
French Direct Object Pronouns - Pronoms objets...
Quiz on French direct objects: direct object pronouns sans serif font document url french test body background
Préférer - to prefer
Learn how to conjugate préférer, a stem-changing French verb.
Vendre - to sell
Learn how to conjugate vendre, a regular -re French verb.
French Calendar Vocabulary - Le calendrier
Memorize this French calendar vocabulary so that you can talk about the day of the week and the date in French.
French Past Perfect - Pluperfect
The French past perfect, or pluperfect, is used to indicate an action in the past that occurred before another action in the past
Être verbs - French Auxiliary Verbs
Learn which French verbs use être to form the passé composé and the other compound tenses.
Étudier - to study
Learn how to conjugate étudier, a regular -er French verb.
Croire - to believe
Learn how to conjugate croire, an irregular -re French verb.
Saying Yes in French - oui, ouais, mouais, si -...
Saying yes in French seems simple enough. But believe me, you'll be surprised at all the possibilities - and important differences with English.
Origins of the Expression "Honi Soit Qui Mal Y...
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Réussir - to succeed
Learn how to conjugate réussir, a regular -ir French verb.
Conduire - to drive, lead, conduct
Learn how to conjugate conduire, an irregular -re French verb.
French Words and Expressions in English
The English language has borrowed a great number of French words and expressions. Some of this vocabulary has been so completely absorbed by English that speakers might not realize its origins, while other words and expressions have retained their Frenchness - a certain je ne sais quoi which speakers tend to be much more aware of. Here are some French words and expressions which are commonly used in English. Page 2.
French Gender Quiz
See how well you've mastered the gender of basic French nouns.
C'est vs Il est
Test yourself on the difference between c'est and il est
French Weather Vocabulary - Le Temps
Ready to make the ultimate small talk? Learn to chat about the weather in French in this lesson with sound files.
French Past Participle
The participe passé is the French equivalent of the -ed form of English verbs. It is used in compound tenses, in the passive voice, and as an adjective.
Vrais amis - French English Cognates
Increase your vocabulary with this list of 1,700 French-English cognates - words which are identical in the two languages and share at least one meaning.
French Parts of Speech
Learning French is hard, and it's even harder if you don't understand the basics of grammar in your own language. If your mind boggles when people start talking about nouns, adjectives, and other parts of speech, this lesson is for you.
En vs Dans - French Prepositions
Test on the difference between the French prepositions en and dans
Courir - to run
Learn how to conjugate courir, an irregular -ir French verb.
The Most Common French Words
What are the most common French words?
French Unisex Names
Looking for a name to use in French class, or inspiration for naming your baby? This list includes some common French names that are suitable for both boys and girls, along with their pronunciation and English equivalents. Page 4.
Rendre - to give back, return
Learn how to conjugate rendre, a regular -re French verb.
French Subjunctive - Irregular Conjugations
While not as difficult as using the French subjunctive, conjugating the subjunctive of irregular and stem-changing verbs can be a little tricky.
Ouvrir - to open
Learn how to conjugate ouvrir, an irregular -ir French verb.
Dates in French - La Date
Knowing how to talk about the date is essential for making reservations and appointments. Dates are a little bit different in French and English, but they're not difficult once you learn the rules and formulas.
What Does "Je ne suis pas dans mon assiette"...
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French Direct Objects and Direct Object Pronouns
Direct objects are the people or things in a sentence which receive the action of the verb. To find the direct object in a sentence, ask the question Who? or What?
Suivre - to follow
Learn how to conjugate suivre, an irregular -re French verb.
Sentir - to feel, to smell
Learn how to conjugate sentir, an irregular -ir French verb.
Savoir vs Connaître
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French Indirect Object Pronouns - Pronoms...
Quiz on French indirect objects: indirect object pronouns sans serif font document url french test body background
French Articles - Articles français
French articles are sometimes confusing for language students, because they have to agree with the nouns they modify and because they don't always correspond to articles in other languages. As a general rule, if you have a noun in French, there is virtually always an article in front of it, unless you use some other type of determiner such as a possessive or demonstrative adjective.
French Pronominal Voice and Pronominal Verbs
Pronominal verbs, including reflexive verbs, need a reflexive pronoun to indicate that the subject is performing the action of the verb upon itself.
Perdre - to lose
Learn how to conjugate perdre, a regular -re French verb.
Falloir - to be necessary
Learn how to conjugate falloir, an impersonal and irregular -ir French verb.
French Relative Pronouns
Like its English counterpart, a French relative pronoun links a dependent/relative clause to a main clause. Que, qui, lequel, dont, and où are the French relative pronouns, and there's no one-to-one equivalent for these words - depending on context, the English translation may be who, whom, that, which, whose, where, or when.
Parler - to talk, speak
Learn how to conjugate parler, a regular -er French verb.
French Food Vocabulary - French Test
French for beginners: test on French food: sans serif font food vocabulary french test document url french food
3 Fun And Common French Idioms With Animals
French Idioms are fun and so useful to express a whole concept in a short sentence - here are three, using hens, a bear and a Spanish cow!
Commencer - to begin, start, commence
Learn how to conjugate commencer, a spelling change French verb.
French Calendar Vocabulary - French for Beginners
French for beginners: test on French calendar: sans serif font french calendar document url french test body background
Near Future - Futur proche - French Grammar +...
Definition of near future / futur proche.
French Subject Pronouns - Pronoms sujets
The subject of a verb is the person or thing which performs that action. Subject pronouns replace this person or thing. When learning French, you must understand subject pronouns before you can begin conjugating verbs, because the forms of verbs change for each subject pronoun.
Top Self-Studying Resources for French
There are many resources to learn French - let's take a closer look at your options. First tip: learning with audio is a must.
French Family Vocabulary - La Famille - Learn...
French for beginners: family members: french vocabulary vocabulary test vocabulary word listening comprehension lesson test
Travailler - to work
Learn how to conjugate travailler, a regular -er French verb.
Qui and Que - French Relative Pronouns
Que and que are the most often confused relative pronouns, probably because one of the first things French students learn is that qui means who and que means that or what. Page 2.
Passé simple
The passé simple is the literary equivalent of the passé composé, used only in formal writing and speech. Learn all about the French passé simple.
Être Verbs - French Verb Conjugation Test
Quiz on using avoir or être when conjugating the French compound tenses.
Espérer - to hope
Learn how to conjugate espérer, a stem-changing French verb.
French Numbers Quiz
Learn to count in French with French cardinal numbers.
Il y a
The French expression il y a can mean there is or there are and is one of the most important expressions in the French language.
Entendre - to hear
Learn how to conjugate entendre, a regular -re French verb.
Oh là là
What does the French expression oh là là mean and how is it used?
French Prepositions - Les Prépositions
Learn everything there is to know about French prepositions
Top French Verbs
Of the thousands of French verbs, there are a few that get used far more than the rest, so you need to make sure that you know what they mean and how to use and conjugate them. Here are lessons and conjugations for the most common French verbs.
Comprendre - to understand
Learn how to conjugate comprendre, an irregular -re French verb.
How to Say ___ in French
If you're wondering how to say something in French, you've come to the right place.
De rien
Don't thank me until you've read this lesson on the French expression de rien.
French Accent Homographs
Think accents don't matter when writing or typing in French? Think again! There are dozens of French word pairs which are spelled (though not always pronounced) the same other than accents. Take this quiz to see how well you understand them.
C'est vs Il est
Learn the different uses for the French expressions c'est and il est
French Demonstrative Adjectives - Adjectifs...
Demonstrative adjectives (this, that, these, those) are words used in place of articles to indicate a specific noun. In French, they must agree in gender and number with the nouns they modify.
French Introductions - Les Présentations
When you meet French speakers, you need to know how to introduce yourself and what to say when you are introduced. Here are some useful expressions related to French introductions - click the links to listen to each expression in French.
Learn French
Learning French is an ongoing and involved process. You can't learn how to speak French overnight, and you probably can't learn it entirely on your own. What you can do is use tools like this site to supplement your French learning.
French Definite Articles
French Language. Page 2.
French Kisses
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French Indirect Objects and Indirect Object...
Indirect objects are the people in a sentence to or for whom the action of the verb occurs. In French, indirect object pronouns can only refer to people, and they usually precede the verb.
Appeler - to call
Learn how to conjugate appeler, a stem-changing French verb.
Essayer - to try
Learn how to conjugate essayer, a stem-changing French verb.

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