French Connecting Words List - FrenchCrazy French words to better express yourself When writing or speaking in French, you’ll need those special linking words and transitions to make your speech or paper flow smoothy. Connecting words also serve a guide for your audience into your next set of thoughts. For example, read any well-constructed French text and you’ll find these words.
Supporter Versus Soutenir - to Support in French Supporter and soutenir both translate into to support in English, but are not always interchangeable in French. Le père soutient la bicyclette et il soutient son fils moralement. Il ne supporte pas l’idée qu’il puisse tomber.The father holds the bike and supports his son. He cannot stand the idea that he may fall. Supporter and Soutenir With Things – to Support as in to Hold Together
Cell phone charging cradle My husband and I both have cell phones. And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. Needless to say, those phone cords seem to be everywhere…..and are generally in the way and hanging all over the floor. VerbCast You've completed the VERBcast and hopefully you've found it a good way to prepare for your French exam. If you're doing the Scottish Standard Grade then that means you'll be sitting your exam tomorrow, Tuesday 9th May. If you're doing Higher you've got another week.
How to Know A French Noun's Gender - FrenchCrazy Is it masculine or Feminine? How do I know the gender of a word in French? Let’s be honest, it’s annoying to try to remember a noun’s gender after you’ve forgotten it. Past Anterior - Learn French at Lawless French The French past anterior is a literary tense, meaning that it’s reserved for formal, written French – mainly literature, but also history and journalism. It’s usually preceded by a conjunction: après que, aussitôt que, dès que, lorsque, quand. The past anterior is equivalent to the past perfect / pluperfect used in spoken French, shown here (in parentheses). Par exemple… Because it’s literary, you don’t need to be able to conjugate the past anterior, but you should learn to recognize it, especially if you read classic French literature and poetry.
Dan Roam’s SQVID tool In the Napkin Academy (see my earlier post where I’ve reviewed it) Dan Roam describes the SQVID as a visual thinking tool. (Btw, he had first described it in his book, “The Back of the Napkin”) The basic premise being that the SQVID helps one to take any subject and think about it in a variety of different ways, stretching your imagination, and helping in brainstorming. One exercise he encourages people to do is take a subject and apply the SQVID to it. Learn about the SQVID. (Simple, Qualitative, Vision, Individual, Difference/change)
French Heritage Language Program Learn more and keep up-to-date with francophone culture in the world. Below are links to general websites and websites that contain information on specific cultural activities. Africultures www.africultures.com An exhaustive website about Africa’s vivid cultural life. Find references to African cultural events, from conferences to TV documentaries on African life. Limited access to Africulture’s journal (must have a subscription)—a fantastic source of articles covering African culture. Afromix.org www.afromix.org Extensive information about music, arts, travel, news in Africa and the Caribbean.
50 French Expressions and Slang to Sound Fluent MORE French Expressions & Slang Need more French expressions and slang to sound more fluent? These useful French expressions, words and slang are probably skipped in French class. Understanding The French Subject Pronoun On The use of "On" may be the most blatant difference between traditional French and modern spoken French... "On" means "we" in modern French, and we use it all the time as such. However, "on" could mean so much more: "one", "people"... but also "someone", "you", "they" and even "he, she" and "I"... Today I'll go over the many meanings of the impersonal French subject pronoun "on", I'll explain what happens with "on" and adjectives, and give you many examples.
resources Examples of mind maps Click on a mind map to enlarge. Would you like to use one of these mindmaps? Or need a higher resolution version? chapitre préliminaire If you have studied French before, what are the main things you remember? Foux da fafa is by a group from New Zealand called Flight of the Conchords. The song is a parody on words and expressions that students typically learn in introductory French courses. As you listen, see how much of the song you are already able to understand. French Relative Pronouns: dont, qui, que, lequel, and où Who Dat? French Relative Pronouns. Qui and que are the most used relative pronouns in French and their mastery would allow you to skillfully create more complex sentences. Now you may be asking, what are relative pronouns? Or when do you use dont in French as opposed to qui and que? Well, have no fear, we will touch upon all of these questions right here!