Parts of Speech

Les parties du discours

French parts of speech
Share / Tweet / Pin Me!

Parts of speech are the building blocks of everything you say, write, hear, and read. Even if you hate the thought of learning any grammar terms, knowing the difference between these eight basic parts of speech is essential for improving your French ability.

Each part of speech is bolded in both languages, and you may notice that for some of them, more words are bolded in one language than in the other. Click the links for detailed lessons.

1) Adjective

Je lis la phrase attentivement parce que la grammaire est importante en français.
I am reading the sentence carefully because grammar is important in French.

2) Adverb

Je lis la phrase attentivement parce que la grammaire est importante en français.
I am reading the sentence carefully because grammar is important in French.

3) Article

Je lis la phrase attentivement parce que la grammaire est importante en français.
I am reading the sentence carefully because grammar is important in French.

4) Conjunction

Je lis la phrase attentivement parce que la grammaire est importante en français.
I am reading the sentence carefully because grammar is important in French.

5) Noun

Je lis la phrase attentivement parce que la grammaire est importante en français.
I am reading the sentence carefully because grammar is important in French.

6) Preposition

Je lis la phrase attentivement parce que la grammaire est importante en français.
I am reading the sentence carefully because grammar is important in French.

7) Pronoun

Je lis la phrase attentivement parce que la grammaire est importante en français.
I am reading the sentence carefully because grammar is important in French.

8) Verb

Je lis la phrase attentivement parce que la grammaire est importante en français.
I am reading the sentence carefully because grammar is important in French.

Bonus: Interjections

Interestingly, grammarians don’t always agree on what constitutes a part of speech. Some don’t include articles (I do), and some include interjections (I don’t). Obviously interjections exist – some are exclamations that express an emotion such as shock, anger, or joy; others serve as greetings, fillers, or curses – but I personally have a hard time considering them an essential part of speech because they’re not linked grammatically to the other parts of speech.

 Share / Tweet / Pin Me!

French parts of speech
Stay up to date with Lawless French!
Twitter Facebook Quora Instagram Pinterest YouTube RSS Newsletter
Quora

Any Questions?

 Get help on the forum.
  
 

More Lawless French

 Subscribe to my twice-weekly newsletter.
       

Support Lawless French

  This free website is created with love and a great deal of work.

If you love it, please consider making a one-time or monthly donation.

Your support is entirely optional but tremendously appreciated.