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 …


How to use and conjugate venir (and the mistakes to avoid)

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In most cases, the verb venir means “to come”. But as we’ll discover, a tiny preposition can change everything. Come along as we take a look at how to conjugate venir, as well as its sometimes surprising meanings. Venir conjugation How to conjugate venir in its most commonly used tenses Note that since venir is …


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 …


Voir: How to use and conjugate the French verb | With Audio

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Voir means “to see” in French.  As with the verb ‘see’ in English, it can be used literally or figuratively, and is a part of a number of common phrases and expressions. Let’s see a little more about voir. Voir conjugation Voir is an irregular verb, which means you’ll have to memorize its conjugations. A …