Category: Grammaire

French Grammar: This, That, These, & Those

  Do you remember what demonstrative adjectives are? Demonstrative adjectives are adjectives used to modify a noun so that you know which specific person, place, or thing is being mentioned. In other words, “this, that, these, and those.” We have four of these in English (as just demonstrated), and four in French as well, although they aren’t exactly the same.… Read more →



iOS /Android/Website

Price: Free
Duolingo is a free language-learning platform that includes a language-learning website and app, as well as a digital language proficiency assessment exam. Duolingo offers all its language courses free of charge.It is one of the most comprehensive and best-rated language-learning apps out there. Grammar, vocabulary, and phrases are organized into different topics which you work through in small, bite-sized lessons. Earn points for correct answers, and level up.

Cool features:

  • Help improve grammar, vocabulary, writing, speaking and comprehension.
  • Cool exercises to practice.
  • Great community.Check out this Facebook group.

2.Le Conjugueur

iOS /Android

Price: Free & paid versions
Brush up on your grammar, this handy app. With le conjugueur, you can look up 9,000 French verbs to find out how to conjugate them in any tense. The best part is that you don’t even have to be connected to the internet. Language learning on the go you say; oui cher ami.
Cool features:

  • Conjugate all French verbs without being connected to the internet
  • Find a verb from a conjugated form
  • Conjugation in active & passive mode.

3.Learn French – Speak French

iOS /Android

Price: Free
This app claims to not just teach you French, but to make you fall in love with it. With over 50 million users worldwide, this app is a must have for every French language learners.
Cool features:

  • Comprehensive understanding of French
  • Vocabulary and grammar units,
  • Audio dialogues
  • Learn the most important 150 topics and 3000 words
  • Test your knowledge
  • And my favorite: submit practice exercises to native speakers that will help you perfect your skills.


iOS /Android

Price: Free
I am a big fan of Memrise. It is one of the most innovative apps for learning French words especially if you’re struggling to remember French words after a while.
Innovative because it doesn’t just teach words through pictures. It teaches you French words through humor.
Just look at what they have on their landing page:
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We make learning languages and vocab so full of joy and life, you’ll laugh out loud.
That says it all.
Memrise is a really creative and fun way of tackling one of the most difficult problems that many language learners have acquiring vocabulary.
Cool features:

  • Learn new vocabulary

Podcasts to learn French

1. Daily French Pod

Price: Free & paid
Daily French Pod offers well-planned and succinct lessons to introduce you to the language. They are based on everyday situations. The lessons are entirely in French. The pace of spoken French is normal speed. Please note that it is not suitable for an absolute beginner.
Cool features:

  • Learn French for everyday situation
  • Lessons entirely in French for full immersion
  • Improve comprehension
  • Improve writing (PDF supporting materials including transcripts are available for download).

Free 7-day trial

2. Learn French by frenchpod101

Price: Free
Frenchpod101 has short videos structured around everyday dialogues presented by a native French speaker and a native English speaker.
Cool Features:

  • Learn French for everyday situation
  • Lessons entirely in French for full immersion
  • Improve comprehension
  • Quizzes.



3. Coffee Break French

Price: Free & paid 

Coffee Break French offer highly practical lessons by French language teacher Mark as he coaches his student Ana.
Cool features:

  • Easy to follow lessons (10-15 minutes length)
  • Make the words, grammar and phrases stick in the mind.
  • Each podcast has accompanying notes.


How To Make 2017 A Successful Year: 17 Top Resources To Help You Learn French


Hello! Bonjour tout le monde!

It’s time for your French lesson! From your very first lesson of French, if you’ve had any, you had to learn how to ask a few questions. Basics being “what’s your name?” or “How are you?”. Today I want to share with you the best three techniques to ask a question in French.

Let’s go!

1) Translate “Do you … ?”

In order to translate a questions such as “Do you like to cook”. You need to convert the English semi-auxiliary into the French “magic” question – structure, “est-ce que”. It is impossible to give a proper idea of what that segment means by itself, but just keep in mind that is idiomatic of the French language and necessary in any “do-you” questions.

  • Structure:

Do you like coffee?
=> Est-ce que tu aimes le café ?

Pretty simple, no?

A few more examples:

– Do you have a lighter? = > Est-ce que tu as un briquet ?
– Does he have a wife? => Est-ce qu’il a une femme ?
– Do they want a cat? = Est-ce qu’ils veulent un chat ?

2) WH- questions

Who = Qui
What = Que / qu’
When = Quand
Why = Pourquoi
Where = Où
How = Comment
How many / much = Combien

They are tools to introduce an open question requiring a specific information and not just a yes / no question.

Since “est-ce que” is the main structure for a regular level of communication (that is, not too fancy, not too thug), you’re 95% likely to use your question word with it.

What do you want. = Qu’est-ce que tu veux ?
Where does he go? = Où est-ce qu’il va ?
When do we eat? = Quand est-ce qu’on mange ?
How much does it cost? = Combien est-ce que ça coûte ?

Exception: Most of the time we don’t use “est-ce que” with “qui.
Who’s hungry?

= Qui a faim ? Not “Qui est-ce qui a faim”

3) Inversion

Just like in English, you can ask a question by reversing the subject and verb of a sentence.
You are hungry = Are you hungry?
Tu as faim. = As-tu faim ?


In French, it is less common, therefore, mainly use in the written language or for a fancy / polite conversation.

Is he sick? = Est-il malade ?
Are you English? = Êtes-vous Américain ?

4) The easiest way.

If you want to keep it simple, it is highly common, among friend or close relative, to simply add a question mark.

You are hungry? = Tu as faim ?

If people can hear your intonation rise to ask a question, they will understand that you are not simply stating “You are hungry”. Be careful, this might work in an informal context but not when addressing a teacher, employer or in any written form, since it isn’t grammatically correct. Keep it for chit-chat.

You have a dog? = Tu as un chien ?
She likes fruits? = Elle aime les fruits ?
You have money? = Tu as de l’argent ?
Here you go! You are now a master at asking anything you want, no matter the situation! Congrats!