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!

The Imperative in French: How to Conjugate Verbs in Imperative? When do You Have to Use the Imperative?

When you're a student of French, there are a lot of things to remember when conjugating verbs. There's the stem, the endings, and when to use the imperative form. But don't worry – I'm here to help! In this post, I'll walk you through everything you need to know about the imperative in French. So sit down, take a deep breath, and let's get started!

You might be asking yourself, « When do I have to use the imperative in French? » Well, wonder no more! In this blog post, we’ll go over the basics of how to conjugate verbs in the imperative form, and when it’s appropriate to use this particular verb tense. So put on your learning cap and let’s get started!

French prepositions: à VS de

How do you say "about" in French? If you're like most students, you probably think the answer is "à". But did you know there's another option? In this blog post, we'll comparing "à" and "de", and we'll help you decide which one to use. Let's get started!

what’s more fun than learning some French? Today we’re going to talk about two of the most common prepositions in the French language: à and de.
Now, these two little words can cause a lot of confusion for students, so let’s clear things up once and for all! Stay tuned…

All the secrets of the French gerund!

Hey, students of French! Do you know what the gerund is? No? Well, don't worry, because I'm about to tell you everything you need to know. The gerund is a very important part of French grammar, and it's not difficult to learn at all. So keep reading for all the details. You'll be able to use the gerund like a pro in no time!

As a French teacher, I have heard all sorts of questions about the French gerund. Some people seem to think it’s a really complicated thing, but it’s actually not that difficult to understand!
In this blog post, I’ll explain everything you need to know about the French gerund. So read on if you want to learn all the secrets of this handy verb form!

The 10 Irregular Verbs in the French Subjunctive Mood

French is a rich and complex language. French grammar has many facets, including the French subjunctive mood, which is often poorly understood by English speakers. In this article we will explore some of the 10 irregular verbs in the French subjunctive mood, as well as their conjugations for various tenses and persons.

One of the best things about being a French teacher is seeing my students get excited about learning the language. And one of the most challenging aspects of learning French is mastering the subjunctive mood. But don’t worry, it’s not as difficult as it seems! There are only 10 irregular verbs in the French subjunctive mood, and I’m going to share them with you today. So read on, and learn how to use these tricky verbs like a pro! 🙂

How to learn French without grammar?

Some students hate learning grammar. But it's a necessary evil, right? Wrong! You can learn French without ever cracking open a grammar book. How, you ask? Just follow these simple tips...

Bonjour mes amis! In this post, I will teach you how to speak French without using any grammar. It’s really simple – all you have to do is follow my instructions and you’ll be able to hold a conversation in no time! So pour yourself a cup of coffee, get comfortable, and let’s get started…

NO! In FRENCH, « To BE » is NOT Used With MOTION VERBS in Past Tense!

Which verbs in French are conjugated with "être" in compound tenses? It's not complicated, the reflexive (pronominal) verbs and a list of 18 verbs (with their derivatives). But be careful, in these 18 verbs, 6 can also be conjugated with "avoir". Let's look at all this in detail...

Earlier this week, we were having a conversation in class about the use of the verb « to be » in French. One of my students made the astute observation that « to be » is not used with the verbs of movement. For example, you would never say « je suis marché, » but rather « j’ai marché ».
It was then time to clearly explain to them when to use the verb « to be » in the compound tenses! Do you also want to know?

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!