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.
Learn about some tasty specialities from the French region of Brittany (Bretagne
) in these listening exercises. Bon appétit !
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.
Read the first chapter of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's delightful children's book, Le Petit Prince
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.
This lesson on the French expression c'est pas donné
isn't cheap ... it's free!
A number of French verbs require the preposition sur
in front of a noun or stressed pronoun.
Practice your French listening comprehension with this beginning-level dictée
: Une journée chargéeNote:
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The 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.
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.