Tenir Expressions

French expressions with tenir
The French verb tenir, "to hold" or "to keep," is found in many idiomatic expressions, including to cherish, to stand firm, and to have a crush on.

La rentrée

Souriez, c'est la rentrée !
La rentrée est un moment très important en France parce que c'est au début du mois de septembre que la vie recommence. Oui, je n'exagère pas.


Eliminating Transference Errors

French transference errorsA transference error is a certain type of mistake, common to foreign language learners, which can be particularly difficult to stop making. The hardest part is becoming aware of the error; once you’ve done that, it’s just a matter of figuring out the correction and practicing your way to perfection.




Indefinite Relative Pronouns

French indefinite relative pronounsIndefinite relative pronouns (ce dont, ce que, ce qui, ce à quoi) are connectors: they link relative clauses to main clauses and, unlike normal relative pronouns, do not not have a specific antecedent.