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How and When to Use the French Gerund, Explained

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Gerund. Auxiliary verb. Infinitive. Past participle. Superlative

What a terrifying list of grammatical jargon.

What happened to the beautifully simple “nouns,” verbs” and “adjectives” that we all know and love?

As it turns out, there’s a

No More Excuses! How to Break Away from Excuses and Learn French Every Day

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Carpe diem!

Seize the day!

Take the world by storm.

Shout out to the heavens, “Good morning, world! It’s me, [insert your name here], and today is going to be awesome!”

Feeling pumped up yet? Excited to take on …

19 Common French Questions You’ll Need to Ask and Answer

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“How are you?”

“Where’s the restroom?”

“How much does this cost?”

Questions are important. We ask ’em, answer ’em and ponder ’em.

They make up a not-so-insignificant percentage of everything we say out loud (and also everything we think …

Wake Up in French: How to Use Your Morning Routine to Start Thinking in French

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Brrrrrrriiiiing! Brrrrrrriiiiing!

Time to wake up!

No, no, don’t even think of hitting that snooze button.

We’ve got a lot to do, and lucky for us, the morning is the perfect time to do it!

Consider this your French …