Multiplicative Numbers

French multiplicative numbers
Multiplicative numbers are, unsurprisingly, words used to multiply nouns. The numbers themselves can be adjectives or nouns - either way, their gender agrees with the nouns they modify / replace.



Spelling Equivalents

French English spelling equivalents
Thanks to extensive Latin and French influence on English, French and English have many corresponding spelling patterns. These come in handy when learning French, as it means there lots of cognates that you'll easily recognize and understand at first sight.


Le Petit Prince

Le Petit Prince
Read the first chapter of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's delightful children's book, Le Petit Prince.


How to Type Accents in Any OS

Typing French accents
It's just as important to include accents when writing in French as it is to spell words correctly. It drives me kind of crazy when people say, sorry, I can't type accents on my computer / tablet / smartphone. Yes, you can type accents - yes! even on your old computer. Check out these instructions for Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad, and Android.





Tout – Pronoun

French pronounThe French word tout can be used as two different kinds of pronouns. It has three different forms, each of which is pronounced differently, and is found in a number of common expressions.


Baby Talk

French baby talk
French has quite a bit of "baby talk" or "kiddie speak" - words and expressions which are typically used by children or when talking to children. Even if you don't talk to kids in French, this informal language is important to recognize, as baby talk can also be found in jokes and in conversations with friends.