In the present tense, the irregular -re
(to say, tell), écrire
(to write), and lire
(to read) are conjugated mostly according to the same pattern.
Find out why there's a cat in your throat with the idiomatic French expression avoir un chat dans la gorge
Very short but funny video about ordering un steak
Practice French listening comprehension, writing, and spelling at the same time with dictées
from Progress with Lawless French.
"Practice makes perfect." These simple words, so ubiquitous and readily accepted that you’ve probably never given them much thought, only tell part of the story. Yes, practice is vital, but there's more to it than that. It's not just practice you need, but rather deliberate practice
An elision is a type of contraction that occurs when two words are combined: one or more letters are dropped and replaced with an apostrophe. In French, written elisions are required, regardless of the register you're speaking or writing in.
This lesson on the French expression à la une
should be headline news.
Read the set description and opening scene of this classic French play, with side-by-side English translation.
Test yourself on French relative pronouns
in this fill-in-the-blanks exercise: Le déménagementNote:
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The French adjective petit
, which usually means "small" or "little," is found in many idiomatic expressions, including low-budget, small-time, and early childhood. Learn these and dozens of other French expressions featuring petit