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French Language: Most Popular Articles

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French Proficiency Test
Test your French with this beginning-level French proficiency test.
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.
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.
Subjunctive or Indicative? French Quiz
Do you know when to use the French subjunctive? Find out with this online quiz.
Vouloir - to want
Learn how to conjugate vouloir, an irregular -ir French verb.
Pouvoir - can, to be able
Learn how to conjugate pouvoir, an irregular -ir French verb.
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.
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 Relative Pronouns - Pronoms relatifs -...
Test on the French relative pronouns qui, que, dont, and où.
Prendre - to take
Learn how to conjugate prendre, an irregular -re French verb.
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.
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!
Voir - to see
Learn how to conjugate voir, an irregular -ir French verb.
Passé composé vs Imparfait
A quiz on the sometimes tricky distinction between le passé composé and l'imparfait
Y and En - French Adverbial Pronouns
Lesson and quiz on the French adverbial pronouns y and en
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.
French Direct Object Pronouns - Pronoms objets...
Quiz on French direct objects: direct object pronouns sans serif font document url french test body background
Patterns of French First Names - Prénoms...
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.
Introduction to French Verbs
Learn the basics of French verbs with this introductory lesson.
Savoir - to know
Learn how to conjugate savoir, an irregular -ir French verb.
Dire - to say, tell
Learn how to conjugate dire, an irregular -re French verb.
French Compound Past Tense
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.
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.
Boire - to drink
Learn how to conjugate boire, an irregular -re French verb.
Lire - to read
Learn how to conjugate lire, an irregular -re French verb.
French Articles - Articles français
Test yourself on French definite, indefinite, and partitive articles
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.
Mettre - to put
Learn how to conjugate mettre, an irregular -re French verb.
French Subjunctive - Regular Conjugations
Unlike using the French subjunctive, conjugating it is relatively straightforward.
Sortir - to go out
Learn how to conjugate sortir, an irregular -ir French verb.
Connaître - to know, be familiar with
Learn how to conjugate connaître, an irregular -re French verb.
Partir - to leave
Learn how to conjugate partir, an irregular -ir French verb.
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.
Du, De La, Des… Expressing Unspecified...
Du, de la, des, de... which one should you choose? Let me tell you about expressing quantities in French.
French Terms Related to Mardi Gras
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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.
Écrire - to write
Learn how to conjugate écrire, an irregular -re French verb.
French Possessive Adjectives - Adjectifs...
Test on French possessive adjectives: mon, ma, mes, ton, ta, tes, etc.
Words And Phrases of Love 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.
Dormir - to sleep
Learn how to conjugate dormir, an irregular -ir French verb.
Devenir - to become
Learn how to conjugate devenir, an irregular French verb.
Acheter - to buy
Learn how to conjugate acheter, a stem-changing French verb.
Finir - to finish
Learn how to conjugate finir, a regular -ir French verb.
French Indirect Object Pronouns - Pronoms...
Quiz on French indirect objects: indirect object pronouns sans serif font document url french test body background
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.
How to Conjugate Regular -RE Verbs in French
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.
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.
French Adjectives - Les Adjectifs
French for beginners: test on French adjectives: sans serif font french adjectives document url french test body background
French Gender Quiz
See how well you've mastered the gender of basic French nouns.
Position of French Adjectives - Position des...
Quiz on placement of French adjectives: sans serif font french adjectives document url body background background color
C'est vs Il est
Test yourself on the difference between c'est and il est
Choisir - to choose
Learn how to conjugate choisir, a regular -ir French verb.
Jouer - to play
Learn how to conjugate jouer, a regular -er French verb.
Manger - to eat
Learn how to conjugate manger, a spelling change French verb.
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?
Aimer - to like, love
Learn how to conjugate aimer, a regular -er French verb.
French Prepositions with Geographical Names -...
Test on using French prepositions with countries, cities, and other geographical names.
Saying I Love You in French - Avoid a Huge...
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Recevoir - to receive
Learn how to conjugate recevoir, an irregular -ir French verb.
Apprendre - to learn
Learn how to conjugate apprendre, an irregular -re French verb.
L'Heure - How to Tell Time in French
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.
Croire - to believe
Learn how to conjugate croire, an irregular -re French verb.
Être Verbs - French Verb Conjugation Test
Quiz on using avoir or être when conjugating the French compound tenses.
Vivre - to live
Learn how to conjugate vivre, an irregular -re French verb.
French Past Participle - Le Participe passé
Quiz on the French past participle.: sans serif font french verbs document url participle body background
French Indefinite Relative Pronouns - Pronoms...
Test on the French indefinite relative pronouns ce qui, ce que, ce dont, and quoi.
French Past Perfect Conjugations
The French past perfect, or pluperfect, is used to indicate an action in the past that occurred before another action in the past
How to Use the French Future Tense
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French Personal Correspondence - French Letters...
Learn the correct formulas for writing letters in French to friends and family.
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.
Ça va
What does the French expression ça va mean?
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.
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.
Étudier - to study
Learn how to conjugate étudier, a regular -er French verb.
121 Most Common French Phrases
Learn the most useful and common French phrases.
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.
Introduction to the French Imperative Mood
Learn how to give commands with the French imperative.
How Do Relative Pronouns Work in French?
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.
French Food Vocabulary - French Test
French for beginners: test on French food: sans serif font food vocabulary french test document url french food
French Prepositions - Les Prépositions
Learn everything there is to know about French prepositions
Introduction to the 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.
Sentir - to feel, to smell
Learn how to conjugate sentir, an irregular -ir French verb.
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.
French Accents
What are the French accents and how do you use them?
How Does the Past Tense Work in French?
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.
The Different Past Tenses in French
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 Si Clauses - If-Then Clauses
If-then clauses, also known as si clauses, conditionals, or conditional sentences, are sentences with one clause stating a condition or possibility, and a second clause naming a result which is dependent upon that condition.
French Reciprocal Verbs and Idiomatic...
Pronominal verbs, including reflexive verbs, need a reflexive pronoun to indicate that the subject is performing the action of the verb upon itself.
Rendre - to give back, return
Learn how to conjugate rendre, a regular -re French verb.
Attendre - to wait (for)
Learn how to conjugate attendre, a regular -re French verb.
French Auxiliary Verbs That Require Être
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.
Réussir - to succeed
Learn how to conjugate réussir, a regular -ir French verb.
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.
Comprendre - to understand
Learn how to conjugate comprendre, an irregular -re French verb.
French Love Vocabulary
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French Demonstrative Pronouns - Pronoms...
Demonstrative pronouns (this one, that one, the one[s], these, those) refer to a previously-mentioned noun in a sentence. They must agree with the gender and number of the noun(s) they replace
Conduire - to drive, lead, conduct
Learn how to conjugate conduire, an irregular -re French verb.
Ouvrir - to open
Learn how to conjugate ouvrir, an irregular -ir French verb.
Vendre - to sell
Learn how to conjugate vendre, a regular -re French verb.
Préférer - to prefer
Learn how to conjugate préférer, a stem-changing French verb.
French Temporal Prepositions - Prépo...
Test on the French temporal prepositions Ã, en, dans, depuis, pendant, and pour.
Travailler - to work
Learn how to conjugate travailler, a regular -er French verb.
Mourir - to die
Learn how to conjugate mourir, an irregular -ir French verb.
French Mistake of the Week
Test on common French mistakes featured as the mistake of the week.
Courir - to run
Learn how to conjugate courir, an irregular -ir French verb.
French Candlemas - La Chandeleur - Crêpe...
The Catholic holiday of Candlemas, on 2 February, is a feast to commemorate the purification of the Virgin Mary and the presentation of baby Jesus. In France, this holiday is called la Chandeleur, Fête de la Lumière, or jour des crêpes.
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.
Tu m'aimes ? Expressing Feelings In French Easy...
Expressing your feelings in French is not always easy. So I imagined this easy bilingual dialogue to help you master French feelings vocabulary.
La Famille - French Family Vocabulary
Learn the French vocabulary for the family - la famille- I'll explain some tricky words such as close and distant relatives...
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.
Falloir - to be necessary
Learn how to conjugate falloir, an impersonal and irregular -ir French verb.
C'est vs Il est
Learn the different uses for the French expressions c'est and il est
Adjectifs possessifs - French Possessive...
Possessive adjectives are the words used in place of articles to indicate to whom or to what something belongs. French possessive adjectives are used similarly to English possessive adjectives, but there are some differences in form.
Perdre - to lose
Learn how to conjugate perdre, a regular -re French verb.
Suivre - to follow
Learn how to conjugate suivre, an irregular -re French verb.
Savoir vs Connaître
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Parler - to talk, speak
Learn how to conjugate parler, a regular -er French verb.
Les pronoms - Types of French Pronouns
Pronouns are words that substitute for nouns. There are many different kinds of pronouns, but they can be divided into two main categories: personal and impersonal. This summary will give you an idea of the different kinds of French pronouns; click the links for detailed lessons and examples.
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 Interrogative Pronouns - Qui - Que
Test on the French interrogative pronouns qui and que.
La Marseillaise - English Translation
Read the words to the French national anthem La Marseillaise translated into English
Y - French Pronoun
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Habiter - to live
Learn how to conjugate habiter, a regular -er French verb.
Regarder - to look at, watch
Learn how to conjugate regarder, a regular -er French verb.
Tenir - to hold, keep
Learn how to conjugate tenir, an irregular French verb.
French Audio Dictionary
French Audio Dictionary with 2,500 French words and expressions.
The Many Ways of Saying "How Are You" in French...
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French Indefinite Demonstrative Pronouns
Invariable demonstrative pronouns (ce, ceci, cela, ça) do not have a specific antecedent and thus do not have different forms for gender and number. Indefinite demonstrative pronouns can refer to something abstract, like an idea or a situation, or to something indicated but unnamed.
"What" in French
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Donner - to give
Learn how to conjugate donner, a regular -er French verb.
French Numbers - Nombres
Learn to count in French with French cardinal numbers.
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.
Parts of the Body - French Vocabulary
French for beginners: the body: sans serif font french vocabulary document url french test body background
Telling Time in French
Test on telling time in French: telling time in french sans serif font document url french test body background
French Vocabulary - Hobbies, Sports, Games
Learn vocabulary for hobbies, sports, and games in French.
French Comparative and Superlative Adverbs
Comparatives and superlatives are adverbs that let you make comparisons between two or more things. Their names indicate the difference between them: comparatives compare two or more things, while superlatives express extremes.
Learn How and When to Use the French Present...
The French present participle is the verb form that ends in -ant and is far less common than its English counterpart. The French present participle may be an adjective, gerund, noun, or verb.
French Love Language
French love language: test yourself on the language of love.
French Calendar Vocabulary - French for Beginners
French for beginners: test on French calendar: sans serif font french calendar document url french test body background
French Conditional Perfect - Past...
The French conditional perfect, or past conditional, is usually used just like the English conditional perfect: to express action that would have occurred if in the past circumstances had been different.
Passer - to pass
Learn how to conjugate passer, a regular -er French verb.
Position of French Adjectives
In English, adjectives virtually always precede the nouns they modify: a blue car, a big house. In French, adjectives may be placed before or after the noun, depending on their type and meaning. Page 4.
Essayer - to try
Learn how to conjugate essayer, a stem-changing French verb.
Fruit and Vegetables - French Food Vocabulary
Learn the French words for the most common fruits. Page 2.
Rentrer - to return (home)
Learn how to conjugate rentrer, a regular -er French verb.
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.
French Résumé - Le CV fran&ccedil...
When applying for a job in a French-speaking country, your résumé needs to be in French, which is more than a matter of translation. Aside from the obvious language difference, certain information that may not be required on résumés in your country is required in France. This article explains the basic requirements and formats of French résumés, and includes several examples to help you get started.
French Valentine's Day Traditions Bilingual...
Practice your French and learn about Valentine's day traditions and vocabulary in France with this easy French English bilingual story.

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