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…

French Tipping Etiquette: 10 Things Everyone Should Know

As a teacher, I often hear students talking about their trips to France. They always seem to have so many questions about tipping etiquette in the country. In this blog post, I'll outline ten things that everyone should know before they travel to France and tip someone there. Keep reading for all the details!

As a teacher, I’ve noticed that tipping in France can be a bit confusing for students. In this blog post, I’m going to list 10 things everyone should know about French tipping etiquette. Whether you’re visiting Paris for the first time or you’re a seasoned Francophile, make sure you read through this list! By the end, you’ll be an expert on French tipping culture and will know exactly how much to give your waiter or waitress. Bon voyage!

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!

The French and their love of coffee

You know that coffee is a big deal in France, right? Well, I was having a conversation with some of my French friends the other day and I got to thinking about why exactly that is. After all, coffee isn’t the only drink that people can get caffeine from. So what makes coffee so special in France? In this blog post, I’m going to share my thoughts on the matter. Stay tuned!

Café au lait, café crème, café noir. Do any of these sound familiar? These are all types of coffee that can be found in France. What may not be so familiar to some is the way that French people drink their coffee. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the different ways that French people enjoy their coffee, whether it’s at a café or at home. So pour yourself a cup and join us as we explore the world of French coffee!

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!

10 french idiomatic expressions with animals

Ça va ? Do you know how to speak French? Oui, oui! You probably learned a few basic French phrases in high school or college, but can you use them in everyday conversation? Check out this list of 10 popular French idiomatic expressions with animals. Some are funny, some are cute, and all of them will help make your French sound more natural. Bonne chance! (Good luck!)

If you’re a student of French, you know that the language is full of idiomatic expressions. Idiomatic expressions are phrases that don’t have a literal translation, and they can be difficult to understand if you don’t know what they mean. In this blog post, we’ll explore 10 French idiomatic expressions with animals. These expressions will help you sound like a native speaker and make your French conversations more interesting. So let’s get started!

French Vocabulary of Drinks

What better way to learn French vocabulary than by learning words related to your favorite drink? In this blog post, we'll go over some popular terms for drinks in French. Whether you're looking for a new word to order your next café au lait or margarita, keep reading for some essential vocab!

As a French teacher, I often get asked about French vocabulary related to drinks. So, today, I thought I would share some of the most common words and expressions related to drinks in French! Keep reading for a list of terms that will help you order your favorite beverage like a pro in France! Bonne dégustation !