How to say “happy Thanksgiving” in French?

French thanksgiving

Unlike Americans and Canadians, French people don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, In fact, the only thing most French people know about Thanksgiving is that it’s a day where Americans eat turkeys. This may sound surprising, but it’s actually logical if you consider the history of Thanksgiving. How to say “happy Thanksgiving” in French! Thanksgiving isn’t celebrated in France …

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How to Conjugate the Verb pouvoir (can)

view of the Eiffel tower on a sunny day

“Pouvoir” is a powerful verb. Once you know it, you can easily ask people to do something, and express what you can do. Here is how to conjugate and use “pouvoir”. Conjugation of pouvoir (can) I voluntarily chose not to include tenses like “passé simple”, because unless you are interested in French literature, you won’t need …

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The most common French adjectives (and how to use them)

French adjectives rules

In English, adjectives are pretty easy to use. You put them before the noun they describe and you’re done. In French however, the placement of adjectives varies. And if that wasn’t enough to confuse you, adjectives also change depending on whether the noun they describe is masculine, feminine, singular or plurial. Luckily, in today’s lesson, you’ll discover …

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The ultimate guide to the passé composé (and a handy rule)

Dr and Mrs Vandertrampp

“Please don’t use the passé simple tense in your essay.” This is the first sentence our professor told us, a group of French college students, as we were about to take an exam. “Most French college students don’t know how to use the passé simple properly”, he went on. My professor was right. Most French …

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