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(Free LITE version of) French Vocab Games app for iPhone/iPad

Those in their first few years of learning French may like to know that the French Vocab Games app that I have been developing for iPhone h…

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What's your bête noire of French grammar?

Dear all, I'm looking to expand the site's French grammar section so am looking for suggestions of new topics to include. So in a nutshell…

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s'attaquer vs attaquer

I am trying to come up with a general rule of thumb regarding the usage of these 2 verbs.  For a start I have difficulty reconciling "se &…

Started by Billy Bosworth in French Grammar

1 on Friday
Reply by George Hunt

gâteau / cake

I recently noticed that the French use "cake" to mean fruit cake (Cassell's dictionary and others). But I've also seen it used in cake au t…

Started by Dwayne Roberts in French Dictionary / Vocabulary

6 Jun 5
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word usage

"agiter le mélange pour dissoudre le sel"   explain "agiter" versus "secouer" versus "remuer"  C’est a deux pas – right around the corner…

Started by alan gould in French Grammar

4 Jun 2
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word usage

1) to provoke qq - faire qq réagir or provoquer 2) i came across "Ils se sont réunis à 5 heures."  i'm told "se retrouver" is the most comm…

Started by alan gould in French Grammar

1 May 31
Reply by Chantal Savignat

compte

1) when would u use compte-rendu instead of rapport ? 2) are both of these common?  en fin de compte – at the end of the day au bout du com…

Started by alan gould in French Grammar

0 May 29

remuer

i know it as stir: Remuez la sauce pendant deux minutes.       Then I see it for a dog wagging its tail, moving ur arm and wiggling ur fing…

Started by alan gould in French Grammar

2 May 29
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car

it's shorter than "parce que."  i just heard it in a documentary.  is there a reason to use one more than another or "en raison de?" 

Started by alan gould in French Grammar

2 May 29
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défunt

is this word only written?  i just saw it in a newspaper headline.  i also know "pavanne pour une infante défunte."  and speaking of "infan…

Started by alan gould in French Grammar

2 May 29
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commander v. ordonner

the dictionary says the former is used for commerce, buying online, etc.   but both words are used to order someone to do something it seem…

Started by alan gould in French Grammar

1 May 28
Reply by Chantal Savignat

perdre une habitude v. défaire d'une habitude

both used?  which is used more?  

Started by alan gould in French Grammar

3 May 11
Reply by Chantal Savignat

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