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The 2 Words You Need to Create Negative Sentences in French

Turning a positive French sentence into a negative one is pretty straightforward. In most cases, all you need to do is add “ne” before the verb and “pas” after it. As often though, this doesn’t work in 100% of cases. Today, you’ll discover how to create a negative French sentence, be it in the present …

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To Know in French: Savoir or Connaître?

Unlike English, French has two verbs meaning “to know”: “savoir” and “connaître”. Connaissez-vous la différence entre les deux ? Do you know the difference between the two? It’s actually easier than it seems, as you’ll discover in this lesson. Savoir To know how to do something Je sais nagerI know (how to) swim To say …

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Interview: Laura K. Lawless – on Living in France and Teaching French

Laura K. Lawless is a lover of all things French, creator of Lawless French and former French guide for About.com. In this interview, you’ll learn about her experience teaching French, discover her best tips for French learners and what she loves and hates about life in France. Could you tell French Together readers a little …

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8 French Idioms Related to Love and Dating

Why does it hurt so much? You may already have asked yourself this question after a painful breakup. In the word of French idioms, love can literally be painful though. For example you could be struck by lightning or event hit by a rake. Luckily, idioms aren’t always what they seem. Here are 8 French …

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Plus: When Should You Pronounce the Final “s”?

Could a language have a sentence meaning both “I want more” and I want less”? Yup, the French language. Confusing, isn’t it? Luckily, you don’t need to learn grammar rules by heart, and you shouldn’t. Your focus should be to get exposure to the language so you automatically learn grammar as you expand your vocabulary. But sometimes, …

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Bien vs Bon: Which One Should You Use?

Should you use “bon” or “bien”? That’s a simple question, with a complicated answer. Most of the time “bien” means “well” while “bon” means “good”. But there are so many exceptions one can hardly consider that a rule. To make it easier to understand, here are 11 common situations where you should either use “bien” or …

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