Coordinating Conjunctions

French coordinating conjunctionsCoordinating conjunctions are small words that connect two or more grammatically equivalent words or phrases. The connected words might be adjectives, nouns, adverbs, verbs, or even independent clauses; the important thing is that they're equal and each one serves the same function in the sentence.

   

   

Croire – to believe

Croire - to believeCroire literally means "to believe" but has somewhat varying meanings depending on the preposition used. Learn the difference between croire à and croire en, plus other uses of croire.

   

Daily Practice Ideas

Daily French practice ideasPractice is the key to improving your French, and just 15 minutes a day on some kind of French activity can make a huge difference. Check out these ideas and draw up your own schedule.

   

DELF A2 Tips

DELF A2 - French proficiency testThe DELF A2 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.

   

Demonstrative Adjectives

French demonstrative adjectivesCe, cette, cet, and ces are demonstrative adjectives, which are used to indicate a specific noun or nouns. In French, they must agree with the noun(s) in number and sometimes gender.

   

Depuis vs Il y a

Depuis vs Il y aWhen talking about something that happened in the past, the correct verb tense isn't always enough - sometimes you need a temporal expression to state just when it happened. The most common French temporal expressions are depuis and il y a, and they are not interchangeable.

   

Devoir – must, to have to

Devoir - French verbDevoir is a very common French verb with irregular conjugations and an unusual relationship to some of its English equivalents. Devoir has several meanings related to obligation, supposition, and expectation.

   

   

Dire – to say, to tell

Dire - French verbDire is one of the most common and useful French verbs and has irregular conjugations. It literally means "to say" or "to tell," and is also found in many idiomatic expressions.

   

Direct Objects

French direct objectsA direct object is a noun, whether person or thing, that someone or something acts upon or does something to. In both French and English, direct objects are often replaced with direct object pronouns (COD): me, te, le, la, nous, vous, les.

   

   

Easter

French Easter vocubulary
In 2020, Easter is on 12 April, and the week immediately preceding Easter (Sunday to Saturday) is called Holy Week. Here's all the French vocabulary you need to celebrate this Christian period of renewal.

   

En

French preposition enThe preposition en can be summarized as "to or in," but it's a bit more complicated than that.

   

Et demain ?

Et demain - chanson
More than 300 French celebrities, confined alone at home but together in spirit, sang a beautiful song in appreciation of hospital workers making another tomorrow possible for the rest of us. Video with interactive subtitles.