An important question: How do you say I love you, or I like you, in French? 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...Read More
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 confusing, and since they are extremely present in the French language you need to understand them so you can use them with more confidence.
1) Bon, meilleur...Read More
This sumptuous dish created by Vincent is one of our preferred meals. One can hardly imagine a more successful mixture of savours!
Ce somptueux plat, une invention de 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