If you ever write letters, make plans, or request appointments, this lesson will be invaluable. There are a few little formulas to memorize in French, but otherwise, dates are very easy to talk about.
The preposition de
is generally summarized as "of, from, or about," but it has quite a few more meanings and uses than that.
The French definite article (le, la, l', les
) indicates either a particular noun or, contrarily, the general sense of a noun. It's used similarly to its English counterpart, but there are many instances where a definite article is required in French but not English.
The DELF A1 will test you on the four language skills in French: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Here's some info about what to expect as well as tips on how to prepare for the test.
Setting up an online dating profile, talking to friends about someone you met, bragging about a new baby, and telling the police about a suspect have one thing in common: physical descriptions. Learn all the French vocabulary you need to describe the most common physical characteristics.
In the present tense, the irregular -ir verbs devoir, pouvoir, and vouloir are conjugated according to a similar pattern:
Practice French listening comprehension, writing, and spelling at the same time with dictées from PwLF.
Short listening exercise between a waiter and a couple ordering dinner.
In the present tense, the irregular -re verbs dire (to say, tell), écrire (to write), and lire (to lire) are conjugated mostly according to the same pattern.
Learn how to ask for directions and understand the answers with this list of French vocabulary.
When it's your turn to set the table, you definitely need to know the difference between une assiette
and une serviette
. Check out this lesson to learn the French names for a variety of dishes, silverware, and pots and pans.
In the present tense, the irregular -ir verbs ormir (to sleep), partir (to leave), and sortir (to go out) are conjugated according to the same pattern.
Thirsty? Learn French vocabulary related to drinking and drinks, everything from from water to wine.
If you have trouble with French pronunciation and/or listening comprehension, The 38 Elemental Sounds of French
is just what you need: a webinar series by Idahosa Ness.
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.