Are you planning a trip to France anytime soon? If so, don’t forget that while you’re there, you might need to clearly communicate your personal contact information. If you have been studying French, you should be able to do so without too much effort. However, it’s not always as easy as one thinks. We’ve noticed with our students at Learn French at Home that...Read More
Choucroute is a typical recipe from Alsace traditionally served with charcuterie (cooked pork meats). However, one can also prepare it with fish, which is becoming a tasty alternative.
La choucroute est une recette typique de l’Alsace. Elle est normalement servie avec de la charcuterie, des saucisses, etc. Mais on peut aussi la préparer avec du poisson, une alternative...Read More
Semolina cake is a delicious dessert that is not too difficult to make, especially if you have experience making soufflés.
Le gâteau de semoule est un dessert délicieux et facile à faire, surtout si vous avez déjà fait des soufflés.
And more widely, what verb do you use when you want to say that you like cheese a lot but that you like chocolate better?
Have you ever seen a child in France plucking the petals of a daisy one at a time while saying “Je t’aime, un peu, beaucoup, passionnément, à la folie, pas du tout” (I love you, a little, a lot, passionately, madly, not at all), the last petal determining...Read More
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C’est bon ? Non, c’est meilleur ! If you’re learning French, I know that you’ve asked yourself, more than once, should I be saying bien or bon? The same type of question comes up in trying to choose between meilleur or mieux. It is...Read More
This sumptuous seafood recipe created by our chef Vincent is one of our preferred meals. One can hardly imagine a more successful mixture of savours!
Ce somptueux plat de fruits de mer, une invention de notre chef Vincent, est l’un de nos préférés. On peut diﬃcilement imaginer un mélange de saveurs plus réussi !
Our French Recipe’s for French Learners are designed to help put your new language skills to work. We’ve outlined these authentic French recipe’s in both English and French languages for your learning enjoyment.
This shrimp cocktail is a delightful and refreshing dish for summer, which will also give you the opportunity to learn how to make French cocktail sauce, much...Read More
The passé composé versus the imparfait ! When studying French, everyone needs to spend some time going over the tricky relationship between these two main past tenses. Instead of trying to figure out how they translate exactly into English grammar terminology (it doesn’t work in many cases), it is better to understand how and when they are used in French. First, it is important...Read More
Reflexive verbs (also called pronominal verbs – verbes réfléchis or verbes pronominaux in French) play an important role in the French language. They have a particularity: these verbs are always accompanied with a reflexive pronoun. These reflexive pronouns technically mean “myself”, “yourself”, “himself”, “ourselves”, “themselves”.
I. What are the use, the form and the types...Read More
C’est vs Il est, Which one to Use?
Don’t you find it puzzling when you hear a French person using c’est about a person? For instance: c’est un Anglais – il est avocat (he is an English man, he is a lawyer). As you probably already know, c’est means “this/it is” so why not use il est or elle est ? Well, we just have to accept that when...Read More
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