Author Archive | Michael Cristiano

These Patterns Make It Way Easier to Conjugate French Irregular Subjunctive Verbs

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Subjunctive mood got you in a bad mood?

We’re here to bring back your smile.

If you’ve been studying the subjunctive—one of the most notorious French grammatical moods—you might not be feeling that sunny.

Especially if you’ve run into …

This Super Simple French Reflexive Verb Conjugation Guide Practically Teaches Itself

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In French, you can’t even get out of bed without reflexive verbs.

Think about your morning routine.

Je me lève (I get up), je me lave (I wash myself), je m’habille (I get dressed), je me brosse les dents

French for the Whole Famille: 8 Lovely French Apps Designed with Kids in Mind

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Mom! Dad! When is dinner going to be ready?

I’m hungry!

It’s one of the phrases that parents dread the most.

But what if your child wasn’t hungry for mac and cheese or hotdogs and instead was craving some appetizing

The 6 Best Sites for Qualified French Homework Helpers and Resources

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“Au secours! Au secours!”

Do you ever find yourself mentally screaming this phrase (“help!”) while you’re attempting to complete your French homework?

Ever get overwhelmed with your assignments and wish that someone—anyone!—would just step in and make the French murkiness …

Être vs. Avoir: A Complete Breakdown of 2 French Superverbs

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It seems like the ultimate showdown.

The ultimate standoff.

A neverending struggle.

An ongoing battle of wills between French verbs être (to be) and avoir (to have).

However, it doesn’t take long to find out that this battle, …

Growing an Active Vocabulary: How Many Words in the French Language Do I Need to Know?

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Dix (ten), cent (one hundred), mille (one thousand), dix milles (ten thousand)?

No, no, no, French learner, I am not teaching you how to count by intervals in French!

Instead, I am asking you: How many words do you

Learn Depuis, Pendant and Il y a in 15 Minutes: The Short n’ Sweet Guide for French Learners

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Since the beginning of time…

…French students have struggled with depuispendant and il y a.

Alright, maybe I’m being a little dramatic.

But when you’re tearing your hair out over a grammar book, trying to figure out …