The essential guide to French stem-changing verbs

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Stem-changing verbs are regular verbs whose root (radical)’s spelling changes in certain conjugations and with certain subjects. Stem-changing verbs end in -yer; or in é +consonant + -er; or with e + consonant + -er. Verbs ending in    -eter or in -eler also change stems. Despite the fact that they don’t exactly play by the …

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Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the French verb “vouloir”

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Vouloir means “to want’ in French. That means it can convey a demand or desire – but it’s also used to convey the total opposite: an ultra-polite request. Want to learn more about this two-sided verb? I want nothing more than to help you. How to conjugate vouloir Vouloir is an irregular verb. It’s conjugated …

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The ultimate guide to the French verb aller (to go)

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Aller means “to go” in English. As in English, it’s used in lots of different ways, including as part of a verb tense. Want to learn more about aller? Allons-y! How to conjugate aller Aller is an irregular verb that’s conjugated with être. This means you’ll have to memorize its conjugations and also be sure …

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French New Year: 5 Traditions and Phrases You May Not Know

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As December winds to an end, you may find yourself thinking about New Year’s…and maybe even how to say it in French. Let’s look at all things New Year’s in French and France, from New Year’s greetings, to some French New Year’s traditions you may not know about! Why is New Year’s important in France? …

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