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  • French O Sound

    One of the single hardest sounds to pronounce in French is the “O” sound. While this would seem very easy at first due to the straight forward nature of the sound (not complicated like other sounds such as the nasty ‘eur’), it’s hard to pronounce. This is due to the non-native speaker’s tendency to pronounce the “O” in French as if he or she were speaking his or her native language.

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    French Tu Vs. Vous

    If you’re new to learning French then one of the most confusing areas to master is learning the difference between when to use the personal pronouns”tu” and  and vous”.

    My name is David Issokson. I offer French lessons via Skype and have spent my entire life learning and mastering French. I used to struggle with the distinction between tu an vous. However, I now have several guidelines on when to use tu and when to use vous and would like to share them with you today.

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    5 Reasons Why Is French So Hard

    If you’re new to learning French or are considering learning the language you may have heard people warning you that it’s very hard. My name is David Issokson and I’m an online French teacher.

    I’ll be very upfront with you right now and say, “Yes, French is indeed very hard!” In this article I’d like  to talk about what exactly makes French so difficult. My goal here is to show you some of the tricky aspects to learning French then offer some potential solutions which may help you.

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    6 French Verb Tenses You Must Know

    One of the hardest aspects to learning French in the verbs. This is because there are lots of different verb tenses and learning to conjugate them can be a total nightmare for a lot of people.

    My name is David Issokson. I’ve spent my whole life learning French and now I’m a full time online teacher. When I first faced French verbs in 1987 in junior high school I was baffled by this subject.

    So, in this article I’d like to help you by explaining which verb tenses you should focus on in your studies.

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    3 Hardest Sounds To Pronounce In French

    Thank you for visiting this page! This is David Issokson here and I’m here to help you with your French pronunciation.

    As you know, pronunciation is probably the single hardest aspect to learning. In this video lesson I’m going to teach you the three single hardest sounds to pronounce in the language. Of course there are others but if you can get these three sounds down from the very start you’ll be well on your way!

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    French Conversation

    I recently came across this series of videos by Easy Languages on YouTube and was really impressed. What they do is go around Paris and other major French cities interviewing mostly native speakers. They ask people questions about their impressions of the cities and various activities one can do in the cities. This video is excellent for learning how to ask questions using “Qu’est-ce que” and it also give excellent examples of usages of “Il y a” (there is/are) and “Il faut” (you have to/it’s necessary to).

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    French Prepositions for Places

    In the French language one of the hardest areas for students speakers to master is the prepositions for places including cities, countries and states. Basically, your choices are à (at), en (in), au/aux (in) and dans (in). But which one you use depends on whether it’s a city or country and whether the the country is masculine or feminine.

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    Slang Verbs

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