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, most adjectives also change depending on whether the noun they describe is masculine, feminine, singular or plural. Luckily, in today’s lesson, you’ll …


How to use and conjugate the verb Finir

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Finir means “to finish” or “to end” in French. This makes it a useful and common verb, with some useful and common derivatives as well. Let’s take a look at finir and its conjugations – it’s bound to end well! Finir conjugation Finir is a regular -ir verb and is conjugated with avoir in compound …


What’s the difference between “C’est” and “Il est”?

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When you first learn French, it seems easy: C’est means “It is/It’s” or “That is/That’s”, and Il est or Elle est means “He is/He’s” or “She is/She’s” (or “It is/It’s” if the “It” is an object, animal, etc.). But pretty soon, you’ll probably notice something strange. At times, c’est and il est seem to be …