Month: August 2016

Verb Study List

French Auxiliaries Verbs
Avoir to have
Être to be

Top 10 Verbs
Aller to go
Tenir to hold
Venir to come
faire to make or to do
Vouloir to want
Devoir to have to
Pouvoir to be able to
Dire to say
Voir to see
Savoir to know
Falloir to be necessary

Irregular Verbs

Non Irregular Verb General Conjugation Rules

Et Moi Dans Mon Coin

Charles Aznovour

Et Moi Dans Mon Coin

Perhaps this is a song about personal pronouns

Moi
Toi
Etc

After another morning studying French conjunctions, I wondered if this would ever come together – if I will ever learn French

Then I heard the familiar melody of a French song Si j’avais un marteau, aka “If I had a hammer” and recognized the si (if) clause

Conditional Perfect Tense – If I had a hammer
and
Conditional Tense – I would hammer in the morning

Si j’avais un marteau (If I had a hammer)
Je cognerais le jour (I would knock the day)
ce serait le bonheur (that would be happiness)

Lyrics and Translation

French Songs
Elements of Grammar
Learning French

Conjunctions (French)

Les Conjonctions
Conjunctions provide a link between similar words or groups of words, such as nouns, verbs, people, etc
Coordinating conjunctions join words and groups of words with an equal value.
Subordinating conjunctions join dependent clauses to main clauses

pourvu que (provided that)

à moins que (unless)

bien que (although)

use of prepositions with place-names
contractions with a and de with la and les

à (at)
de (of)
en (in)

avant and arrière are prepositions and therefore do not agree with nouns
droit and gauche are regular adjectives that do agree

Moi Mots
Elements of Grammar

Conditional Perfect Tense (French)

Conditional Perfect Tense in French Conditionnel passé
One of Seven Complex French Verb Tenses

The conditionnel passé (past conditional) is used to express what would have taken place in the past had some other action, event, or situation occurred.

How does this compare to:
Simple Conditional Tense
and
Complex Conditional Perfect

Si j’avais un marteau – Claude François

Verb Tenses refer to various times (present, past, future)
Verb Moods correspond to different functions (indicative, infinitive, imperative)
Most Popular Verbs
Exceptions

Verbs
Elements of Grammar

Si j’avais un marteau – Claude François

Claude François

After another morning studying French conjunctions, I wondered if this would ever come together – if I will ever learn French

Then I heard the familiar melody of a French song Si j’avais un marteau, aka “If I had a hammer” and recognized the si (if) clause

Conditional Perfect Tense – If I had a hammer
and
Conditional Tense – I would hammer in the morning

Si j’avais un marteau (If I had a hammer)
Je cognerais le jour (I would knock the day)
ce serait le bonheur (that would be happiness)

Lyrics and Translation

French Songs
Elements of Grammar
Learning French