Adjectives in French Part 2

In a recent post we covered the basics about adjectives in French, which change form to agree with the person or thing that they describe. In this part two post,…

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Adjectives in French

Adjectives in French change form to agree with the person or thing that they describe. They change according to gender (masculine or feminine) and number (singular or plural), so adjectives…

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Italian indefinite articles: un, una, un’ and uno

Italian indefinite articles (a, an) come in the forms un, una, un’, and uno. These forms change depending on the gender of the noun – whether it’s masculine or feminine…

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¿Te gusta…? Saying What You Like in Spanish

Me gusta el/la… To say what you like in Spanish, use me gusta el/la or me gustan los/las…  The thing you like is the subject, and you are me (to…

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I Went or I Have Gone?

One of the most common difficulties for intermediate level learners of English is the difference between the simple past (I went) and the present perfect (I have gone). This is…

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Gimme Some of That: Using du, de la, de l’, and des in French

The Shapeshifter de When you study French, you learn very early a few things about the preposition de. It’s usually translated as of: le livre de Jeanne (the book of…

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What’s the Difference? por qué, por que, porqué and porque

You’ve seen pairs like él and el, but a quadruplet? You already know that many Spanish words come in pairs that look alike, apart from an accent mark. If these…

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I Like The Cheese: Using Le, La, and Les in French

Not sure when to use le/la/les in French? You’re not alone! One of the difficult things students of French have to learn is how and when to use the articles…

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How Not to Freak Out about Grammar

There’s something about grammar that makes a lot of language learners cringe, or panic, or give up all together. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are a…

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Don’t Hate on Grammar

Image taken at Pongola Game Reserve in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Languages are English, Afrikaans, and Zulu. Let’s try a little experiment. Check out these Zulu expressions: Ngikhathele namuhla. I’m tired…

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