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 …


Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the French verb “vouloir”

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Vouloir means “to want’ in French. That means it can convey a demand or desire – but it’s also used to convey the total opposite: an ultra-polite request. Want to learn more about this two-sided verb? I want nothing more than to help you. How to conjugate vouloir Vouloir is an irregular verb. It’s conjugated …


The ultimate guide to the French verb aller (to go)

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Aller means “to go” in English. As in English, it’s used in lots of different ways, including as part of a verb tense. Want to learn more about aller? Allons-y! How to conjugate aller Aller is an irregular verb that’s conjugated with être. This means you’ll have to memorize its conjugations and also be sure …


40 Essential French Christmas Words to Put You in a Festive Mood

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As Christmastime comes near, you may find yourself wondering how to talk about this holiday in French. So, here’s a little gift from us to you: French Christmas vocabulary! How do you say “Christmas” in French? The French word for Christmas is Noël. It’s a masculine word but is mostly used without article unless you …