Get out of Here! How to Use and Conjugate Sortir like a Local

sortir

Sortir (to get out) is a verb full of exceptions.  It’s irregular, and it can have either être or avoir  as an auxiliary verb, depending on the meaning you want to convey. Like that one friend we all know, it may be complicated, but it’s also really helpful.  So, let’s take a closer look at …

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The Complete Guide to Ordering, Drinking and Talking About Water in French

water in french

Of all the words that intimidate the beginner French students I’ve worked with, eau is in the top 10.  For speakers of many other languages, it’s such a strange combination of letters.  Eau – how the heck do you pronounce that?  Luckily, they soon learn that it’s much easier than it looks: it’s pronounced like …

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The Ultimate Guide to French Numbers (With Audio)

at a certain level, French numbers actually require you to do a little math

Numbers are undeniably important when it comes to interacting with other people, from telling someone how old you are, to finding out how much something in a store costs, to maybe even exchanging numbers with that cute Frenchie you’ve been chatting with. French numbers aren’t quite as straightforward as numbers in English; at a certain …

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12 Polite and Not So Polite Ways to Say “You’re Welcome” in French

you are welcome in French

When it comes to politeness, on a basic level French and English are very similar. Both languages have words and phrases  for “please”, “thank you”, “hello”, “goodbye”, and “you’re welcome.” But as may have discovered already, not all of these words have a single, simple equivalent. This is probably most apparent when it comes to …

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