French Être verbs: A full guide to the verbs of movement

In French, we need to choose between two auxiliary verbs when conjugating in the compound tenses. While most verbs use avoir, a distinct group of verbs, loosely known as the French verbs of movement, take the Keep reading...

Voir Conjugation: Every tense for Voir and its derivatives

Voir, the French verb for to see, is one of the most important verbs in the language, so it’s vital to know how to conjugate it properly. Since voir is an irregular verb, several of its Keep reading...

Regular French IR Verb Conjugation: Every tense and ending

From a big-picture perspective, French verb conjugation is actually relatively straightforward because there are just three main sets of conjugations to learn: -er, -ir, and -re verbs. Today’s post will cover every tense and ending for regular Keep reading...

Regular French ER Verb Conjugation: Every tense and ending

When it comes to French verb conjugation, there are really just three main sets of conjugations. These correspond to the three verb groups, which we can roughly divide into -er, -ir, and -re verbs. In Keep reading...

Tout vs Tous: How and when to use Tout in French

You hear them a hundred times a day, yet distinguishing between tout vs tous is not an easy task. These two words are homophones, meaning they have the same pronunciation: /tu/. While they sometimes express the same Keep reading...

When to use subjunctive French: A beginner’s guide to Le Subjonctif

Ah, the infamous French subjunctive! French learners and native speakers alike have a certain difficulty knowing exactly when to use subjunctive French, so this verb mood has quite the reputation. It’s not that complicated though! Keep reading...

French punctuation marks: Every symbol, explained

At first glance, French punctuation appears similar to English. Unfortunately, the assumption that punctuation is the same in both languages only holds true for a handful of French punctuation marks. In this post, we’ll answer the Keep reading...

Y and En in French: How to use these unique pronouns

Y and en are two French pronouns that don’t translate very well from English. They both replace a noun or a clause in a sentence. Aside from the obvious English translations of there for y and some for en, there Keep reading...

French negation expressions: 20 options using Ne…

Believe it or not, there’s a lot more to French negation than just ne…pas! There are many options to negate in French, depending on the situation and level of formality. Many of these expressions follow Keep reading...

French Adjectives: A how-to guide and vocab list

Adjectives serve the same purpose in French as they do in English: they are words that describe people, places, and things. In this post, we’ll give a thorough overview of French adjectives. We’ll begin with Keep reading...