French Grammar

“Pouvoir” Conjugation: Learn How to Use the French Verb “Pouvoir”

The French verb pouvoir means “to be able to”, or in other words, it means “can”. It’s a very common verb so it’s one that you ought to get to grips with as soon as possible. However, just like many of the other most frequently used French verbs, it’s irregular. That means that there’s no …

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French Numbers: A Beginner’s Guide to Counting in French

Numbers are one of the most essential parts of learning any language. Whether you want to give someone an address or say how many croissants you’d like to order, you’re going to need to know les nombres (the numbers). We should warn you in advance though that French numbers are infamous for being quite irregular …

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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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C’est vs. Il est: When and How to Use Them in French

Sometimes French learners get frustrated when they encounter two very similar expressions that are difficult to distinguish. C’est vs. il est is a common example of this. The two phrases mitght seem similar; however, each of them has distinct rules about when and how it should be used. These two expressions do not need to …

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