10 common French verbs conjugated in the present tense. Beware of traps!

voilà your crash course in common French verbs. These are the top 10 verbs you'll need to conjugate in the present tense, along with some traps to watch out for. By the end of this post, you'll be a pro at conjugating French verbs!

Are you studying French and trying to get a handle on all the different verb conjugations? Well, you’re not alone. It can be tough to keep track of all the different forms, especially when some of them seem to be traps just waiting to trip you up.
Here are 10 common French verbs conjugated in the present tense, along with some potential traps to watch out for. With a little practice, you’ll be speaking like a native in no time!

The Direct Object Complement in French (C.O.D.) and direct complement pronouns (le, la, les…)

So, the next time you're in a French class and your teacher tells you to use the accusative case, don't worry! You now know that it's just another way of saying direct object. And as we all know, knowing your direct objects is key to mastering French (and any other language, for that matter). À la prochaine!

In French, verbs have objects. There are three types of objects: direct object (complement d’objet direct or C.O.D.), indirect object (complement d’objet indirect or C.O.I.), and prepositional phrase object (complement d’objet de la préposition). Today we’re going to focus on the direct object complement, which is also called the accusative case. This is a fancy way of saying that it’s the thing that gets hit by the action of the verb! In English, this is usually done with a pronoun like « me » or « him »; in French, it’s done with a specific set of pronouns…

What is the “futur proche” and when do you have to use it?

So there you have it - futur proche in a nutshell! This tense is used to talk about things that will happen relatively soon, so it's perfect for everyday conversations. If you're interested in learning more about French grammar (or just want to impress your friends), be sure to check out our other posts. And if you're ready to start speaking French today, why not try one of our free online courses? Bon courage et à bientôt!

I’m sure you all know that in English, we use the future tense to talk about things that will happen in the future. But did you know that French has a similar construction? In fact, there are a few different ways to say « future » in French, and each one has a slightly different meaning. So if you’re planning on learning French in the near future (or just want to impress your friends), keep reading for a quick lesson on the future tense – futur proche – in French!

Preposition of time in french

As a teacher of French, I am frequently asked about the use of prepositions in French. In particular, students are curious about how to express time using prepositions. This can be a tricky concept for English speakers to master, but with a little practice it becomes easy to use these prepositions correctly in French! How to use pendant, dans, il y a, depuis, en? I will explain everything.

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In French, as in English, there are prepositions that indicate time. But, in French, the prepositions are different than in English. So, if you’re a French student and you want to know how to express time in French correctly, you’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, I’ll teach you all about the different prepositions of time in the French language. Stay tuned!

Position of pronouns and negation words in French

Imagine you are a student of French. You know the basics – how to say "hello," order food and ask for directions. But there's one thing that's been puzzling you: where do pronouns and negation words go in a sentence? Do they always come at the beginning, or can they appear anywhere? Fear not, intrepid student! In this blog post, we'll explore the position of pronouns and negation words in French sentences. So put on your thinking cap, and let's get started!

Some people think that French is just a « silly language » because the position of pronouns and negation words can seem a bit strange at first. However, once you understand the rules, French can be just as logical as any other language! In this post, I’ll explain how to place pronouns and negation words in French sentences. So if you’re ready to learn some fun facts about this « silly » language, keep reading!

French Indirect Pronouns (lui, leur…)

Do you know how to use French indirect pronouns? If not, don't worry! Your teacher is here to help. In this post, I'll teach you about the different forms of French indirect pronoun (lui, leur) and how to use them in a sentence. Let's get started!

As a French teacher, I am always looking for new and engaging ways to help my students learn the language. Recently, I stumbled upon a trick for helping students remember French indirect pronouns (lui, leur). It’s so simple, but it works like a charm! Want to know what it is? Keep reading!

How to use « en » and « y » pronoun in French?

How to use "en" and "y" pronoun in French? The pronoun en to replace a quantity. The pronoun en to replace what is after "de...". The pronoun y to replace a place. The pronoun y to replace what is after "à..."

I know that the French pronouns « en » and « y » are not always easy to use in French! Especially since you also need to know the French tonic pronouns and French indirect pronouns if you want to make sure you don’t make any mistakes.

In this post, I explain everything about the pronouns EN and Y. And as always, you’ll find the Little Bonus PDF with the lesson summary and exercises with the correction to practice.

Difference between DONT and DUQUEL in French

What's the difference between DONT and DUQUEL? Most students think there is no difference, but there actually is a big difference! I'm going to explain the difference between these two words, so you can use them correctly in your French conversations! Stay tuned!

So, you’re trying to learn French and you come across the words « dont » and « duquel ». They both look like they mean the same thing, but they don’t – so what’s the difference? Nestled within the complicated world of French grammar is this little gem – a duo of tiny words that can throw even the most seasoned student for a loop. Let’s take a closer look at these tricky little guys, and see if we can’t clear up any confusion.

French verb moods

Howdy, French students! In this post, we're going to learn about verb moods in French. But don't worry – we won't just be learning about them, we'll also be practicing how to use them! ;) So put on your thinking caps and let's get started.

Hey French students! How’s your verb mood game? Verb moods are definitely one of the trickier aspects of the French language, but with a little practice you’ll be able to nail them like a pro! In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the most common verb moods in French and how they’re used. So put on your thinking caps and let’s get started!