Avoir: How to Use and Conjugate the Essential French Verb

avoir is the most common auxiliary (helping) verb in French. It’s used to conjugate most other French verbs in the passé composé and other compound tenses.

Avoir is the French verb that means “to have”. But it has so much more than that going for it! For one thing, as you probably know already, avoir is the most common auxiliary (helping) verb in French. It’s used to conjugate most other French verbs in the passé composé and other compound tenses. That …

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Is Ilini the Best Way to Learn French with Videos?

Ilini

Language learning platforms are online programs that let you study a language in their own specific way. Some focus on writing or listening, while others might be more about vocabulary or grammar. One language learning platform I recently discovered is Ilini. Founded in 2017, Ilini at first seems similar to FluentU, a platform I reviewed …

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Everything You Need to Know About être, the Most Common French Verb

Être doesn’t just mean “to be"

Être (to be) is the most common verb in the French language. But that probably doesn’t surprise you. From the time you start learning French, you see, hear, and learn to use and conjugate it.  Of course, like most frequently-used verbs, être comes with a  lot of exceptional rules and even unexpected  uses. Some of …

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The ultimate guide to French colors (and their pronunciation)

To make most French colors agree with a feminine noun, you just have to add an “e” to the end.

The colors in French seem like an easy thing to learn. After all, it’s just vocabulary to memorize, right? Pas tout à fait (Not exactly). Colors aren’t just a practical way to describe things. They can also add shade and nuance to your knowledge of a culture, and shed some light on a number of …

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