How and When Should You Use the French Imparfait?

So, you’ve mastered the ins and outs of speaking in the present tense and you’re an old pro at the passé composé—what could possibly be missing from your repertoire of French language skills at this point? If your answer to that question is the imperfect tense, bienvenue au club.  For one reason or another, the …

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

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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How to Master the French Present Tense Once and for All

The French present tense is the only tense you truly need to know to get by on a trip to France. You can use it to talk about the present of course but the French sometimes use it to talk about future events as well. And while it has the reputation of being illogical and hard to …

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