The prepositions avant
have somewhat similar meanings, which of course means that students sometimes get them confused. Learn the difference between avant
to get in front of any potential confusion.
Short conversation between a couple and their babysitter.
There's nothing like a big body of water to escape hot weather. Learn all the French vocabulary you'll need to enjoy a beach or pool.
Beginning- and intermediate-level French readers to help you improve your French reading comprehension.
La beauté est quelque chose de subjectif ... sauf en France. Quand on commence à explorer l'Hexagone, on découvre qu'il a son mot à dire sur ses propres charmes. Il y a au moins trois labels de qualité que peuvent recevoir les communes françaises.
La bise à la française a l'air simple vu de l'extérieur : les Français se disent bonjour en s'embrassant sur les joues.
Sing along to this catchy French song for Halloween.
The French expressions c'est
and il est
can be tricky because they are synonymous but not interchangeable. Which one to use depends less on meaning than it does on grammar.
July 1st is Canada Day, the national holiday of Canada.
Listen to this postcard about a girl's fun summer vacation with her grandparents to practice your French listening comprehension.
No one likes to do them, but everyone has to. Learn how to talk about common household chores in French.
Découvrez les divers types de toilettes françaises, leurs particularités, leur coût et tous leurs petits secrets.
More info and tips for using French toilets.
Comparative adverbs are used to compare the relative superiority or inferiority of two or more things. This superior lesson will keep you from getting an inferiority complex. ;-)
In English, we use the modal "would" plus a verb to talk about actions that may or may not take place, usually depending on whether a certain condition is met. The French equivalent to this construction is a conditional mood with a full set of conjugations for every verb. The uses of these two constructions are very similar.