John Melnyk

Originally from central Florida, John lives in the Netherlands where he works as a freelance content writer and translator. With his masters degree in Linguistics and Communication from Leiden University, he writes about all matters linguistic and translates between English, French and Russian. When he's not exploring a forest or mountain side, he also writes fiction and a blog about the intersection of language, policy and culture.

John Melnyk

Getting Comfortable with the “Être” Conjugation in French

The French language has its fair share of quirks. One that you’ll face as soon as you start learning the language is the weird and irregular verb être. The verb simply means ‘to be’ and is used the same way we use it in English. As such, it’s a pretty important word for learning French. However, …

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