Archive | French Vocab and Grammar

No Way! How to Turn Down, Negate and Deny in French


“Hey, do you want to work late tonight?”

“Could you help me move?”

“Would you like to continue struggling with French gender rules?”

Uhhhhh… no.

Sometimes you have to say no. And it’s OK to say no.…

Fun Tools and Tips for French Accent Mark Pronunciation


Hey, you!

Yeah, you!

The one dipping your toes into the waters of French while steadfastly ignoring those weird accents that keep floating by.

By “accents,” we’re not referring to the unique inflections, dictions and stylistic quirks from different regions

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


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, …

12 French Synonyms for Aussi to Avoid Repetition


Do you ever feel like you’re repeating yourself?

Day in, day out.

Same old, same old.

Wash, rinse, repeat: Aussi, tout aussi, aussi que, d’aussi, et aussi, aussi bon, aussi bien…

Are you sensing a pattern here?

…Sure, aussi is

Stand Tall! The Guide to Confidence with French Word Order


Is your French still in pieces?

Learning French can be like drawing up plans for a new building.

And what would a building be like without structure?

It probably would not be very safe.

It probably would not serve its …

Can I Get You a Flesh? 10 Awkward False French Cognates


An eager traveler in Paris walks into a restaurant.

He tells the waitress that he’s very excité to be experiencing the French lifestyle.

She grimaces in horror.

Fellow diners start laughing.

One, out of the kindness of her …

Mais Oui! 15 Popular French Phrases for Fresh Learning


A common tale of woe exists among language learners.

Maybe you’ve already heard this one.

Or even experienced it yourself!

It starts when you decide to learn a language because you want to travel to a particular country, like France.…