Encore - French adverbEncore is a French adverb of frequency with several different meanings, including again, another, more, and even.


Encore vs Toujours

Encore vs toujoursWhat's the difference between encore and toujours? They're both adverbs of frequency with similar but not interchangeable meanings - at least most of the time.


Exclamative Adverbs

French exclamative adverbsAn exclamative adverb (comme, que, ce que) is a word or phrase used in front of a clause to express a strong emotion like surprise or awe.



French fractions
In both French and English, there's a lot of overlap between fractions and ordinals: the vast majority of these two types of numbers share the same word. In English, they are identical from "third" on up, while in French they're the same starting with cinquième.


Here and There

French here and thereFrench has two opposing families of words that indicate location: the ci family and the family. These base units are found in a variety of words with various functions, including ici / là (adverbs), voici / voilà (presentatives), and ceci / cela (pronouns).


Indefinite Adverbs

French indefinite adverbsTalking about indefinite concepts can be tricky in a foreign language, yet indefinite adverbs are rarely covered as a specific topic in class. This lesson considers them as a group.




Mauvais vs Mal

Mauvais vs malThe French words mauvais and mal can be tricky for French students because they both belong to three different parts of speech and have similar meanings. If you have a poor understanding of the difference, it wouldn't be a bad idea to read this lesson.



French expressions with n'importeN'importe literally means "no matter" or "(it) doesn't matter." This indefinite expression can precede an interrogative adjective, adverb, or pronoun when talking about something indefinite or non-specific.


Negative Adverbs

French negative adverbsNegative adverbs turn affirmative statements and questions into negative statements and questions. The most common English negative adverb is the word "not," but French is a little more complicated - quelle surprise ! ;-)


Never and Ever

JamaisIn English, there's no risk of confusion between "never" and "ever," which have opposing though not quite opposite meanings. In French, however, both terms can be translated by jamais.



French adjectivesAdjectives comprise one of the eight French parts of speech, but certain members of other grammatical categories can sometimes be used as adjectives. These "non-adjectives" are invariable: there's no gender/number agreement with the nouns they modify.




Plus - French pronunciationThe French word plus has a number of different meanings, uses, and even pronunciations.