Vouloir Conjugation: Complete Charts To Conjugate “To Want”

Vouloir Conjugation Tables

The French verb “vouloir” means “to want”. It is one of the the top-10 French verbs every beginner student must learn. This post offers complete vouloir conjugation charts covering all of the essential verb tenses: present and past tense (passé composé and imperfect), future (futur proche and futur simple), conditional, imperative and subjunctive.

Note to visitor: This page is more informative than the vouloir conjugation pages on LawlessFrench, WordReference and Reverso as it offers lots of explanations and fun example sentences!

[Read more…]

Sign Up For A FREE Trial French Lesson On Skype And Get Instant Access To My French Pronunciation Crash Course.

Get the French Pronunciation Crash Course!

7 Ways To Say What In French + Example Sentences

7 Ways To Say "What" In French

It would be nice if we could tell you that there is a single word to express “what” in French. In reality, there are multiple ways to say “what”. Each way depends on the grammar and context of the sentence. In a nutshell, here are the seven ways to say what in French. Don’t fret if you don’t understand this list immediately. Keep reading and we’ll explain each way of saying what very clearly with example sentences.

The seven ways to say what in French?

  1. Qu’est-ce que/qu’est-ce qui
  2. Que + inversion
  3. Quel + noun
  4. Ce que, ce qui, ce dont, ce à quoi
  5. Quoi
  6. Comment
  7. Et si…?
[Read more…]

Sign Up For A FREE Trial French Lesson On Skype And Get Instant Access To My French Pronunciation Crash Course.

Get the French Pronunciation Crash Course!

Très Bien Meaning, Translation

What does très bien mean in French?

If you are new to learning French or are a seasoned expert, you’ll surely come across the adverb and expression “très bien” (pronounced tʀɛ bjɛ̃). But, what does “très bien” really mean? In a nutshell, “très bien” translates to “very well”, “good!” and “very good!”. This post will discover all most important translations of “très bien” in everyday conversations and speaking.

[Read more…]

Sign Up For A FREE Trial French Lesson On Skype And Get Instant Access To My French Pronunciation Crash Course.

Get the French Pronunciation Crash Course!

Alors Meaning & Usage

You’ve heard the French word “alors” before but what does it mean and how do you use it?

AlorsAlors means so, then, well and in that case. Alors has many usages and can cause confusion for beginners. French speakers place alors in different parts of the sentence (Alors, qu’est-ce que tu fais? So, what are you doing?) and use it multiple expressions (Ça alors! You don’t say!). This post also teachers alors vs. donc, which means therefore.

[Read more…]

Sign Up For A FREE Trial French Lesson On Skype And Get Instant Access To My French Pronunciation Crash Course.

Get the French Pronunciation Crash Course!

Est-ce que Meaning

The the French “est-ce que” can seem quite foreign and mysterious to a beginner student who’s just starting to learn French. Simply put, est-ce que is used in asking informal questions. It’s literal translation is, “is this that”. A loose translation for est-ce que is, is, are, do and does for questions. You put it directly in front of any statement to make a question. In this short lesson you’ll learn how to ask a question with est-ce que and find lots of useful examples. Keep reading!

[Read more…]

Sign Up For A FREE Trial French Lesson On Skype And Get Instant Access To My French Pronunciation Crash Course.

Get the French Pronunciation Crash Course!

French Accent Marks Guide

French accent marks

Learning how to read and pronounce the French accents marks correctly can be a big challenge for a beginner French student. The names of the French accents are: the l’accent aigu (é), l’accent grave (è), le circonflexe (ê), l’accent tréma (ë) and la cédille (ç).

Our goal is to completely demystify the French accents and explain the pronunciation so you can start to incorporate them into your reading and speaking. Getting French pronunciation down is tricky. Here you can master the reading rules and alphabet and -r sounds. I can also help you with your reading on my private online lessons.

acute accent- l’accent aigu

L’accent aigu is an upward slanting accent and appears only over the letter -e and looks like this: é. Of all the French accents this one is by far the most important as it’s used very widely throughout the language and has a big impact on how the -e is pronounced.

[Read more…]

Sign Up For A FREE Trial French Lesson On Skype And Get Instant Access To My French Pronunciation Crash Course.

Get the French Pronunciation Crash Course!