Archive | French Vocab and Grammar

Power Tools: 6 Interactive Activities for Practicing French Commands

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Wishful thinking doesn’t get you anywhere. Facts and statements only go so far.

So how can you get anything done?

You need some French commands in your tool-belt.

The French imperative can really make things happen.

But if all you …

Cat Got Your Tongue? How to Master 5 Common French Silent Letters

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What do x, h, s, n and t have in common?

Well, besides being letters, of course!

Give up? In French—la langue française—you often don’t hear them at all!

That’s right: When placed in certain positions in a …

The Easiest Way to Learn French Noun Genders: Common Patterns for Masculine and Feminine Words

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I remember when I tried to explain the concept of French noun gender to my mom.

I’d just started learning French in the eighth grade. I was enamored with the language, soaking up every new word and already dreaming of …

From the Beaches to the Mountains: French Vocabulary for a Vacation That Can’t Be Beat

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There’s nothing like the smell of sea salt wafting over hot sand.

Or maybe you’re more of a cool lakeside breeze person.

No, no—maybe you’re strapping on your skis and chugging in that mountain air.

However you choose …

Texto Hero: 5 Steps to Effortlessly Text in French Like a Native

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Ta oublié de me donner l’adresse de la teuf ce soir !

DSL! Je te l’envoie tt suite

TKT c bon A+

This isn’t some strange military code, but rather standard language for texting in French!

Can you figure out

The Ultimate Guide to Talking About Your Family in French

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How long do you think you can last in a conversation without mentioning your family?

It doesn’t sound that difficult. Most adults don’t feel compelled to speak at length about our mommies and daddies.

Think about it, though. How often …

70 French Spring Words for a Vibrant Vocabulary

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Boing… boing… boing… 

Spring is right around the corner and I’m bouncing with excitement!

The days are getting longer. The temperatures are inching up.

Soon, Old Man Winter will be retreating to his ice cave to take a long summer’s